Mental Health Awareness Week: Organisations join the Green Ribbon Campaign

Mental Health is a major growing issue in the UK with one-in-four people experiencing mental ill-health in any given year. Although when receiving the right support, 70% of people with…

April 17, 2018
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The Impact of Mental Illness on the London Economy

Each incident of personal illness or injury has ripple effects on our entire community – the impact ranging from the emotional, to the familial, to the financial sphere. For those of us who have experienced mental illness, periodically or over the long-term, the experience is actually not too different from…

By Raymond Sheehy
October 28, 2016
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Are you getting support for your mental health in the workplace?

Are you getting support for your mental health in the workplace? Leading figures call for action to equate mental health with physical health. Mental health charities and an MP have called on the Government to make sure mental health is equal to physical health in the workplace. The call was…

By Polly Morgan
October 19, 2016
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World Mental Health Day 2016 at Bridge & Around the World

Over the past weekend, the Bridge team and our supporters had the privilege of sharing in the global spirit of mental health solidarity, by commemorating World Mental Health Day (10 October) on our own turf in Greenwich, London. World Mental Health Day 2016: Mental first aid This year’s themes, set…

By Raymond Sheehy
October 13, 2016
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Bridging the Mental Health Chasms of England’s Youth

On 29 September, the BBC reported on the newly released results of NHS digital’s latest National Health and Wellbeing Study. The data shows an alarming trend: Since the first study was conducted in 1993, young women aged 16 - 24 have become increasingly vulnerable to common mental health diseases, disproportionately to…

By Raymond Sheehy
October 5, 2016
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World Mental Health Day 2016

On Saturday October 8th, 10am-2pm, there will be a host of activities in General Gordon Square in Woolwich Town Centre, at Woolwich Library and the Recovery College, Equitable House, Woolwich, to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The event is to be hosted by Greenwich Mental Health and Wellbeing Partnership, a…

By Polly Morgan
October 3, 2016
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World Mental Health Day: Have You Had Your Annual Check-up?

Which one of us would consider it unreasonable that if a parent, during a chickenpox epidemic, should request an urgent doctor’s appointment after detecting an unexplained skin rash on their child? Similarly, most of us are quietly relieved to find our aging parents diligently attending to routine medical check-ups. And,…

By Raymond Sheehy
September 22, 2016
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The Importance of Mental Health First Aid

Bridge is to deliver a range of Mental Health First Aid courses. Watch our inspiring new film on Mental Health First Aid. This year’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October has the theme of psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress. The Greenwich Mental Health and…

By Polly Morgan
September 15, 2016
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Can an App Improve Your Mental Wellbeing?

Everyone has smartphones these days and the benefits are endless, not least that there are a wealth of useful apps to download. More and more apps are targeting the mental wellbeing market and revolutionising how we monitor and evaluate our mental health. There are more than 500 mindfulness apps. There…

By Polly Morgan
September 14, 2016
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Why Have Couple Therapy?

Does your relationship with your partner impact on your mental well-being? Do you find that you are having difficulties in communicating your thoughts and feelings with your partner? Has there been a broken trust issue? Are other party’s involvements in your relationship with your partner putting a strain on your…

By Florence Ejemai
May 23, 2016
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Relationships Make You Feel Alive

As part of the Mental Health Awareness Week we attended a social group to spark the conversation about relationships and mental health. The group were asked what the term 'relationship' meant to them and what key words and phrases popped into their mind. There was one phrase that all fourteen…

By Alana Gallacher
May 23, 2016
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