Report from the new Economics Foundation with a wealth of evidence from international research about the importance of relationships and community for our mental wellbeing.
This report was commissioned by the Social Exclusion Unit from the Institute for Volunteering Research. It reviews the available literature on adult mental health and volunteering, to identify benefits gained through volunteering activity.
Here is an article from the foreword of the book which introduced the principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming – Bandler R. & Grinder J. 1979, Frogs into Princes: Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Real People Press.
The Time to Change campaign is about challenging stigma and discrimination against people experiencing mental health problems and mental ill-health. Time to Change say that talking about mental health can strengthen friendships, aid recovery, break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that affects us all. Why not connect with over 38,000 other people who’ve signed the Time to Change pledge to start a conversation about mental health.
Click here to find out more and sign the pledge
The perfect gift: a new publication from TED Books examining the benefits of smiling for our health and wellbeing. How can something as simple as a smile be so deceptively complex?
Moodscope is based on the idea that you can measure your mood daily to improve your overall mental health. By registering on the website, you can track your mood and if you want, nominate someone to act as your ‘buddy’. The added bonus to registering is that you receive a daily email which I’ve found both thoughtful and uplifting. Well worth looking into.
Grandparents and their grown up grandchildren play important roles in each other’s health, a new study finds. The two-decade study found the quality of relationships between the two generations has measurable consequences on the mental well-being of both.