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You’re Not On Your Own, Emily Clarkson

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Blogger Emily Clarkson set up her blog, Pretty Normal Me, as a way of saying to other young women like her and her sister that ‘you’re ok’. Whoever you are, whatever you look like — despite the pressure that she has noticed in other media. Emily has been diagnosed with anxiety and found herself prey […]

Whatever Warms Your Heart Up, Samantha Moyo

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Wellness Event Producer Samantha Moyo is the founding mother of the sober morning dance movement, Morning Gloryville. It’s a rave that lets people who love dancing the day in a playful, fun way without relying on drugs or alcohol. Samantha herself says she’s still an addict of sorts — Morning Gloryville helped her with drink […]

Enlightenment: Being High On Life, Venerable Pannawansa

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Buddhist Monk Buddhist monk Venerable Pannawansa is a well-known meditation teacher. Originally from Sri Lanka, he trained in Burma and now conducts courses in meditation and Buddhism at the London Buddhist Vihara. He explains how the principles behind Buddhist meditation — morality, focus and wisdom — can help us to avoid suffering and realise our […]

Deep Jungle Healing, Bruce Parry

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Indigenous Peoples Explorer He lived with tribes in Africa, South-America, Greenland and the Himalayas. He has filmed himself taking hallucinogenic potions, which he credits with helping to heal his traumas. Bruce Parry, a former Royal Marines Officer and award-winning documentary maker, says there’s something about the connectedness of indigenous people that nourishes mental health far better […]

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The Real You Doesn’t Have an Outlet, Susan Greenfield

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Neuroscientist We are in the midst of the worst social experiment ever, says scientist, author and broadcaster Susan Greenfield. Baroness Greenfield, a leading specialist on the workings of the brain, is convinced that social media stints our personal growth and adds to the mental anguish of young people. ‘We have to think about this now; […]

On God, Community, and Mental Health, Lord Carey

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Our communities are fragmented, so there is no natural support system for mental illness anymore, says Lord Carey. Instead, this former Archbishop of Canterbury supports ‘taking out pews’ to create 24-hour churches, functioning as community centres. Outspoken Carey, once leader of 70 million Anglicans worldwide, also supported the ordination of female […]

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Healthy Relationship with Food

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By Rhiannon Lambert Everyone has a unique and special relationship with food. It can be a powerful thing when used effectively for mind and body but, if abused, it can also be detrimental to our health. Food should never be a source of guilt and exercise should never be about counteracting what we ate earlier […]

Mini Meditation To Clear Your Head And Open Your Mind

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  Ben Barnett, whose Head Talk you can view here, has given us a mini meditation to clear your head and open up your mind to wonder. Ben said: “This is a perfect meditation when you are feeling jaded, or if the constant stream of bad news and negativity is weighing you down. Take ten minutes, pause, press the […]

Why should I become a Mental Health First Aider?

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by Emma Wilson As an Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor, I am trained to deliver these 2-day internationally recognised mental health first aid courses. With more than 250,000 Mental Health First Aiders in England, there’s no better time to become qualified – and anyone can do it!  So why is it […]

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