Tag Archives: Wellbeing

Building a Mentally Healthy Community with Kindness

Kindness originates from the old English word ‘cynd’ – which means community. Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme chosen because of the pandemic experience we’re all going through is Kindness. Kindness is about our common humanity, and … Continue reading

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Anxiety: Friend or Foe during Covid 19?

by Carolyn Barber In 2015 some French researchers looked at how an anxious person may be better prepared to deal with a crisis than their more laid back counterparts. “Anxious people process threats using regions of the brain responsible for action. Meanwhile, ‘low … Continue reading

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In Search of Meaning …

This is a quote from a psychiatrist called Viktor Frankl who wrote a book called Man’s Search for Meaning. He makes the case that those who deal best with the most challenging and difficult life circumstances are those who can … Continue reading

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And Breathe …

Daily breathing exercises has to be the number one priority for psychological resilience!If you can practice breathing for just 5 minutes twice a day, morning and evening, this will reduce stress and anxiety, and help increase energy. Not immediately, but … Continue reading

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Update from the Good Mental Health Coop

Owing to the coronavirus public health emergency, we have suspended all project activities being delivered and planned by the Good Mental Health Coop. We are very much aware that community based support groups and activities are a very real lifeline for … Continue reading

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Paulsgrove Wellbeing Fayre

You may be feeling anxious, stressed or socially isolated, or you may be worried about a friend or a family member, or you may just be interested to know more about good mental health and wellbeing, and the availability of … Continue reading

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Books Alive! launch event

Real Stories from Real People We recruit volunteers to start conversations about personal life experiences to challenge stigma and discrimination. Our inspirational volunteers become ‘living books’ to share their stories, and give you the opportunity to ask the questions you … Continue reading

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Build Your Confidence

This short programme of three workshops will help you build confidence, discover your sense of purpose, and take steps forward in life. You can book on the complete course, or you can attend single workshops if you’re not available for … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Good Mental Health Cafe – Wed 10 July

The Good Mental Health Cafe is based with the Lily&Lime Cafe on the 3rd Floor of Portsmouth Central Library, every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Click here for more information about our next event on 10 July

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Words Are a Powerful Tool for Mental Health Awareness

Featuring: Louisa Campbell and her new poetry collection, THE WARD which brings to life her experiences both as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and psychiatric patient. Peopl with catatonia, schizophrenia, depression, paranoia, mania, anorexia and alcoholism speak out from the … Continue reading

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