Children in the UK are facing a mental health crisis.
Last year alone over 50,000 children and young people contacted Childline seeking help for severe mental health problems, and the Children's Commissioner estimates that as many as 800,000 children are battling other kinds of mental illness. A recent survey conducted by the NASUWT union showed that ...
Topics: Children's mental health
There are a lot of buzzwords regarding mental health recovery that are bandied around. Mental health and wellbeing has never been bigger in the national media with the Young Royals championing the cause with their hugely successful Heads Together campaign.
Topics: Bridge Blog
With World Mental Health Day happening today (you can see the Mental Health at Work report here), we at Bridge want to highlight an area close to our hearts, one that has been getting a fair amount of press lately but deserves so much more.
Who am I? I’m Jude or Judith Critchley. I have a passion for life, for mental health for speaking out. I have a good life now. It can be variable depending on my stress levels. With Bipolar, stress can adversely affect me more quickly than other people. However I can still function and enjoy life.
Topics: Bipolar Disorder
Our long-time supporters know us as a devoted follower of the methodology of partnership working. One of the main reasons for adopting partnership working is that it allows us to reach a greater number of people with a more holistic service.
Bridge believes that a holistic approach to wellbeing is required for tackling the UK’s wildfire of chronic illnesses. As Dr Brock Chisholm, the first Director-General of the World Health Organisation (1948–1953) famously said, “without mental health there can be no true physical health.” While mental and physical health are important elements of...
Outside the usual gloom and crisis of global politics and war there seems to be a steady stream of talk in the media in the UK, and arguably around other Western nations, of the need for us to focus on our mental health and happiness.
Topics: Bridge Blog
Few, if any, modern-day healthcare professionals in the UK would refute the intimate link between depression and chronic physical illness.