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WELLCOME PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE

Mental health was the theme for the 2020 prize. You can see all the winners on http://wellcome.org/our-work/wellcome-photography-prize/2020. I particularly liked the winner of the Mental Health (single image) category see below: Holding on to Daddy Manchester, UK, 2018 Benji Reid suffers from long bouts of depression, and after a particularly difficult period he created this

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World Kindness Day

Friday 13th November “World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of race, religion, politics, gender and location” The theme in 2020 is Be the Change and

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Do you like to write?

A Year In Our Lives 2020 What impact has the pandemic had on your mental health? The Centre for Mental Health are asking for submissions of your experiences of up to 2,000 words. You have until January 2021 to enter them. Stories will be published on their website and then their research team will analyse

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Green Ribbon Badges

The International symbol for Mental Health is a Green Ribbon. These are now for sale from the Mental Health Foundation. Wearing or gifting one can help to raise awareness. The MHF have also brought out a series of How to…. Guides, their website is definitely worth a look.

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Website updated

A lot more information has been put on this website on most of the pages. There is much more information for Wiltshire and Somerset residents and many other links for both local and national organisations. As Health Champions from the GP Practices are unable to meet people at the moment I have put information for

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Laughter Yoga

I came across this in information sent to me in my role as an unpaid carer.  Patricia Wilkins is the Dorset Health Care carers development lead and is also a laughter yoga leader. Laughter Yoga is the combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises, which oxygenates our body and brain and makes

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Thriving With Nature – A Free Guidebook

The Mental Health Foundation and WWF have joined forces to publish “Thriving With Nature”; a free guidebook which explores the relationship between nature, wellbeing and mental health.  On the website link above where it can be downloaded there is also access to stories, blogs and more.

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MadCovid Fund for Mentally Ill/Neurodiverse People

Have you struggled to find financial help from the government or employer? https://www.gofundme.com/f/hardship-fund-for-the-mentally-ill-during-covid19 Jo Edge and Bethan Edwards, survivors of mental illness and the psychiatric system have used gofundme to build up a fund for those unable to obtain help elsewhere such as the government or employers.  To apply for funds fill in a short

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Coronavirus

A Year In Our Lives

www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/yearinourlives CAN YOU WRITE A SHORT STORY ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE OF THE PANDEMIC? “To find out how the pandemic is affecting people’s emotional and mental health, ‘A Year in Our Lives’ will gather and share the first-hand experiences of people living through the pandemic.  We want to find creative, truthful and open ways to tell

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Learning Opportunities

Many organisations are making education free during this time. Open Learn website has free mental health Courses, tips and resources. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/mental-health/free-mental-health-tips-and-resources

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