During Carers Week (12 – 18 June), our carers services across the country were busy holding events and raising awareness around the important work that they do.
There are many different reasons why people fundraise for us, and everyone takes away something different from the experience. Many have lived experience themselves or know a family member who has. Shaun talks us through his journey and the good habits he picked up along the way.
Travelling abroad is something that many people with anxiety find difficult. Sian has taken her first solo trip abroad with great success, and is now sharing her tips on how to travel with anxiety!
Juliet Conlin is a writer and scientist whose latest novel, The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days, frames the phenomenon of voice-hearing in two contrasting ways, chronicling the joyful, wondrous experience of hearing voices, but also the agony and despair that some voice-hearers suffer. Below she talks about the history of hearing voices and how it is perceived in today's society.
Last year, mental health campaigner, Tamanna, told us how she found her inner peace during the month of Ramadhan, and how it helped her to reflect. This year Tamanna blogs about the charity work she has been doing in aid of Ramadhan and how her drive to give back has never been greater.
At the Rethink Mental Illness x CAMHS: Meet The Author club, people with lived experience, bloggers and authors come together to discuss a book focused on mental illness.
Today marks the launch of a partnership between Mental Health UK and Royal Mail. Over the next three years Royal Mail will work with three charities as part of a strategic commitment to mental well-being.
Tamsin Winter is a school teacher and author. Her debut novel, Being Miss Nobody explores how a mental health issue can be an enormous barrier to making friends, asking for help, and showing people who you really are – combined with the pressures of growing-up online and the double-edged power of social media. Here she talks about how fiction can tackle the stigma of mental illness for young readers.