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Take away knowledge and practical steps towards better mental health and wellbeing.

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A Crazy Dream of Rio Gold, Anne Usher MBE

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Paralympic Champion  Anne Usher was a physiotherapist and competitive cyclist until a back injury left her unable to ride, or to heal herself. She felt an inward spiral of failure and feeling she was the victim. Volunteering for the London Olympics in 2012 was “one of the best tonics” and led to a chance meeting with […]

Under Siege and Fighting Back, Jamie Sanderson

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Former Royal Marine sniper Jamie Sanderson served in Afghanistan. He was under attack in intense, chaotic battlegrounds. Not surprisingly, defending his comrades in a place where he was expecting to get hit, hurt or killed every day took its toll on his nerves. The contrast of returning home injured was also a shock. Jamie began […]

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 […]

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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A Crazy Dream of Rio Gold, Anne Usher MBE

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Paralympic Champion  Anne Usher was a physiotherapist and competitive cyclist until a back injury left her unable to ride, or to heal herself. She felt an inward spiral of failure and feeling she was the victim. Volunteering for the London Olympics in 2012 was “one of the best tonics” and led to a chance meeting with […]

A Bridge to the Future, Jonny Benjamin MBE

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Mental Health Campaigner Ten years ago, Jonny Benjamin was at a low point. He was talked out of a suicide attempt on Waterloo Bridge. His quest to find the man who rescued him, Neil Laybourn, became famous. Jonny’s now written a book about his story, his illness and his progress towards recovery. Jonny talks to […]

Educating Children for Healthy Minds, Natasha Devon MBE

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Former Government Advisor on Mental Health Natasha Devon is a former advisor to the government on child mental health. She has personal experience of anxiety and eating disorders herself. Natasha would like to see a society where children are taught how to develop healthy habits that will stand them in good stead in the future. […]

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Head Talks goes surfing with the Wave Project!

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We recently joined the Wave Project for their surf session in St Ives. There, we saw first hand how surf therapy helps improve the lives of young people, particularly those suffering from mental health challenges. We had a fantastic day with the young surfers and made this short video to show the important […]

Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts is Mother Nature

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Sometimes – realising how small we are in comparison to our planet and oceans, can put our problems and anxieties into perspective. Often, our worries are unfounded – we are not our thoughts. Julia Roberts (actress) gives nature a voice.

Mark’s Story

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I grew up in rural Ireland, the youngest of six.  I was always very competitive, perhaps because I was the baby of the family or because I was gay and felt I had something to prove. When I was 12, I remember going on a road trip with my maiden Aunt Maisie.  As we were driving […]

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