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Hammering it Out – The Bipolar Blacksmith, Bex Simon

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Bipolar Blacksmith Becoming a blacksmith saved Bex Simon from succumbing to bipolar disorder. In fact, the illness laid the foundations for her blacksmith business. Praised for her unusual and spectacularly artistic designs, Simon has been off medication since 2009, and lives with her husband and two children. She uses her illness ‘by building like a […]

Mindful Eating, Melissa Hemsley

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The Art of Eating Well Making a simple, home-cooked meal is a ‘powerful thing’ and ‘an expression of love’, says the queen of healthy eating Melissa Hemsley. As the daughter of an English army father, Melissa moved constantly, learning the joys of cooking from scratch from her Filipina mother. Together with her equally glam older […]

We All Need Help Sometimes, Alastair Campbell

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Tony Blair’s Former Press Secretary We all know him as former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s communications maestro. What most of us don’t know is that Alastair Campbell suffers from on-and off depression. In his late twenties he had a severe nervous breakdown, which landed him in police custody and in hospital. Believing his experiences gave him […]

Baseline Inspiration, John Amaechi OBE

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Leading psychologist and high-performance coach  Basketball giant John Amaechi OBE was for a long time widely known as the highest paid British sports star in the US. Born in the US and brought up in England, as a child he always felt different with ‘no one to turn to’. Braving a homophobic backlash, this self-described ‘extreme introvert’, courageously […]

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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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TAWAI: A voice from the forest

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TAWAI: A voice from the forest Bruce Parry Explorer Bruce Parry has just completed a documentary, TAWAI, that will be in cinemas from the end of September. Bruce – who filmed a wonderful Head Talk for us that you can see here – is an award-winning documentarian, explorer, author, former Royal Marines commando officer, and is an […]

Into the Wild

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Oliver (Founder) & Old Friend Jonny Childhood friends get real in the Scottish Highlands. Oliver, founder of Head Talks, and his childhood friend Jonny took a trip to the Highlands to learn to let go of the control, habits and mobile devices that rule their lives. They surprised themselves on how resilient they […]

Anziety by Logic

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This song – Anziety by Logic – is well worth a listen. And the lyrics are powerful  – you can read them here and he explains them in this amazing video: Logic has a very interesting background – you can find out more about him here. Hat tip: Susannah.

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