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Take away knowledge and practical steps towards better mental health.

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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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Wimbledon High School Hosts GROWFest – and we help out!

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We recently partnered with Wimbledon High School to host GROWFest, a festival of wellbeing and mental health for pupils, parents and teachers. Watch this short documentary to see some highlights of talks and workshops – all aimed at improving pupils’ emotional, spiritual, physical and mental wellbeing. Play video Highlights of our collaboration included: Sarah-Ann Macklin […]

#HonestGram Campaign for #MHAW

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Join us with an #HonestGram! With Mental Health Awareness Week (14th– 20thMay) just around the corner, we are launching a new campaign #HonestGram – and we hope you’ll join us! We want to spark a more honest thread of conversations on social media. The aim is for #HonestGram to create a space on social media during Mental […]

The One Thing That’s Blocking You From a Great Love Life

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By Persia Lawson  In mine and my friend’s book ‘The Inner Fix,’ we share one of the most life-changing parables I’ve ever heard. (And as a former regular church-goer, I’ve heard a lot). I first came across it back in 2012, when my heart was broken and I’d do just about anything to make it hurt […]

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