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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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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Focus on Healthy Relationships for Mental Health Awareness Week

Healthy and supportive relationships are a vital component to well being. In fact, they are as vital as other well-reported lifestyle factors, such as eating well, exercising more and stopping smoking. Unfortunately, people who suffer from mental ill-health can also find they lose relationships or become more isolated as a…

By Polly Morgan
May 16, 2016
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Recovery College Greenwich is Breaking New Ground

Bridge hosts Recovery College Greenwich, a recovery college which is flourishing within the community. Recovery colleges are run like mainstream colleges but the focus is on educational courses to support students’ mental health and wellbeing and help students by developing skills for recovery and creating shared learning experiences. Recovery College…

By Polly Morgan
February 22, 2016
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Bridge Wins Health and Wellbeing Award

On Tuesday evening, 17th November 2015, Bridge were invited to attend the London Healthy Workplace Charter Awards at the GLA where we took to the stage to collect our Achievement Level certificate. The charter is a framework designed to recognise and reward organisations who actively value and foster health and wellbeing throughout their workforce. It is…

By Alice Farquharson
November 20, 2015
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