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The Manchester bombing: talking to children, grief and PTSD

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How should we talk to children about the Manchester bombing? The British Psychological Society has some good summary advice here – you can also find links on the page to sources of more detailed information. Separately, you can find on our site talks on grief and post-traumatic stress disorder (‘PTSD’). For anyone directly affected by these events it […]

Your Head Talk: “Grief: the storm after the storm”

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In our newsletter (sign up!) we asked you to send in your Head Talk: your story, your thoughts, your struggles, the remedies that worked for you… in fact, anything that can contribute towards no one being left behind to suffer. This is from Jeni – thanks! “Hi there I have been suffering with anxiety on and off […]

Lars and the Real Girl

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In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling) is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law’s home. The only problem is that she’s not real – she’s a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex […]

Mad Word: Prince Harry,

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Prince Harry speaks to the Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon for the first episode of her new podcast, Mad World, where she interviews guests about their mental health experiences. The half-hour conversation provides listeners with a candid insight into the inner-most thoughts of a modern young royal.

Alexander Stubb: Former Prime Minister’s Talk on Happiness

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Alexander Stubb Former Prime Minister of Finland. Aside from politics, Stubb is passionate about “Mind, Body and Happiness”. He believes that the inextricable link between the three should impact our lifestyle. As an avid athlete and Ironman competitor himself, Stubb advocates the view that a healthy body is essential to a healthy mind, […]

Alex Zanardi: Speed and Mental Resilience

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Alex Zanardi Paralympic Gold Medalist & ex F1 driver. Alex Zanardi talks to Head Talks about resilience, perseverance and doing what makes you happy every day. A horrific car crash nearly cost the champion race car driver his life. Instead it took his legs. But against all odds, the Italian icon got back […]

Benjamin Zander: Tuning into Happiness – The Conductor Coach

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Benjamin Zander Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. We can all radiate possibility. And master conductor Benjamin Zander is a good example. This ‘energizer bunny of classical music’ is unorthodox and passionate, encouraging his musicians to experiment and follow their intuition. Zander, whose parents fled Nazi Germany, is not […]

“Whatever it takes”: Head Talks launches!

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Whatever it takes When I flew home* to my wife and young daughter, having spent weeks in a hospital in Nashville, where one-by-one my internal organs had started shutting down in a catastrophic physical response to repressed mental stress, I knew I had to make a profound difference. I wouldn’t just work hard to maintain […]

Sleeping and Little Miss Sunshine,

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“I just wish I could go to sleep until I was eighteen. And skip all this crap, high school and everything. Just skip it..” This clip explains why that’s not a great idea (it’s funny too).

Malene Rydahl: Hygge

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Malene Rydahl The Author of Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World. Hygge is the little secret of how the Danes recharge their batteries in a cosy and warm atmosphere with candles and delicious food. It is about being together in a simple and unpretentious way that […]