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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What are the Types of Mental Illnesses and Disorders?

The question around different types of mental disorders provides a good entry point for understanding, preventing and treating these disorders. At the same time, it’s important to introduce this discussion with a couple of comments on the purpose and value of the various diagnostic categories and definitions that have been…

By Raymond Sheehy
December 8, 2016
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How to Cope this Christmas

For many, Christmas is a time of revelry and joy. For those who have a mental health condition it can be a challenging time. Dealing with a mental health problem at any other time of year can be difficult in itself, at Christmas there can be perceived to be added…

By Polly Morgan
December 2, 2016
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What is OCD?

Conditions like Depression and Anxiety are getting lots of attention at the moment. The general public are becoming more aware of symptoms and how it affects those who suffer. It’s great to see that the stigma is really beginning to lift. Though for some other mental health conditions the stigma…

By Beth Hinds
November 30, 2016
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Recovery: A Journey Not a Destination

To mark this year’s World Mental Health Day (October 10th) we funded a film along with Greenwich Time To Talk entitled 'Recovery: A Journey Not a Destination.’ In it, we interviewed three young women who had all at some point been diagnosed with a mental health condition. In the film, they speak…

By Polly Morgan
November 22, 2016
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Caring For a Loved One With Mental Ill-health

If your loved one has been diagnosed with a mental health condition, you may struggle to find the right support. It’s important your loved one or family member gets referred straight away to a community mental health team or an understanding GP. From there, you can put the right support…

By Polly Morgan
November 18, 2016
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How to Deal With a Mental Illness

Being diagnosed with a mental health condition doesn't mean you won't be able to cope. There are many ways to deal with living with mental illness and still flourish. Below are some tips on how to improve your mental health: Medication: Not everyone needs medication to treat mental illness but it…

By Polly Morgan
November 16, 2016
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I’ve Been Diagnosed With a Mental Illness, What Now?

Being diagnosed with a mental illness can be a life-changing moment. A person can go through a range of emotions from anger to grief to finally acceptance. But it’s important to remember it will be okay. Having a diagnosed condition does not have to be a total negative; it can be turned…

By Polly Morgan
November 9, 2016
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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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