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Physical health and mental health Mental Health …

Physical health problems significantly increase our risk of developing mental health problems, and vice versa. Nearly one in three people with a long-term physical health condition also has a mental health problem, most often depression or anxiety.

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What is good mental health

(4 days ago) Good mental health is characterised by a person’s ability to fulfil a number of key functions and activities, including: the ability to learn. the ability to feel, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions. the ability to form and maintain good relationships with others. the ability to cope with and manage change and

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Housing and mental health Mental Health Foundation

(6 days ago) Housing and mental health are closely linked. People with mental health conditions are more likely to live in poor housing and having housing problems can make your mental health worse. *Date updated: 24 September 2021. Good quality, affordable and safe housing is a vital part of good mental health.

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Autism and mental health Mental Health Foundation

(5 days ago) Autism and mental health Just like everyone, autistic people can have good mental health. However, according to autism research charity Autistica, seven out of ten autistic people have a mental health condition such as anxiety , depression , ADHD or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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Diet and mental health Mental Health Foundation

(3 days ago) What we eat doesn’t just affect our physical health: it can also affect our mental health and wellbeing. * Last updated 14 September 2021. Eating well – which means having a balanced diet full of vegetables and nutrients – can improve your sense of …

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Sleep and mental health Mental Health Foundation

(4 days ago) Mental health problems can affect your sleep in different ways. Anxiety can cause your thoughts to race, which can make it hard to sleep. Depression can lead to oversleeping: either sleeping late or sleeping a lot during the day. It can also cause insomnia if you have troubling thoughts. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cause

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Mental Health Foundation announces 'loneliness' as …

(2 days ago) Mental Health Awareness Week – Monday 9 May to Sunday 15 May 2022 The Mental Health Foundation has announced the dates and theme of next year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The Week will run from Monday 9 May until Sunday 15 May 2022. The week will explore the experience of loneliness, its impact on our mental health and how we can all play a part in …

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Pets and mental health Mental Health Foundation

(3 days ago) Caring for a pet can help our mental health in many ways, including: increasing your physical activity. Dog owners are likely to take their pet out every day for a walk or run. This can be a fun way to fit exercise into your routine; providing companionship. Pets can give you a sense of security and someone to share the day with.

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How to look after your mental health with the uncertainty

(7 days ago) The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak. If you are viewing this page after the 16 December, please keep up to date with the Government advice that is designed to keep us safe. It is under constant review and will be different depending on where you live: more details and up to date …

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A Theme for You 2022 Mental Health Foundation

(9 days ago) 6 December 2021. 2021 has been and gone and what a year it has been! After living through another year in a pandemic, there is a real need take a compassionate look at self-development and our mental health in 2022.

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Tackling poverty for good mental health Mental Health

(4 days ago) Today we are proud to launch a new partnership between The Poverty Alliance and Mental Health Foundation. Together we will carry out an ambitious research and policy programme to address poverty as a fundamental driver of mental ill-health. We will conduct research along with members of the community and community organisations on the source …

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Educational Films for Mental Wellbeing Mental Health

(6 days ago) Educational Films for Mental Wellbeing. From January to March 2022, the Mental Health Foundation will be presenting a series of webinars to introduce you to these short, captivating films - and how they can be used within refugee communities to support mental health. Webinar details will be posted here and on our social media channels once they

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A to Z Mental Health Foundation

(Just Now) Learn about the mental health risks and support available for veterans and people currently in the armed forces. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ADHD is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, impulsive and …

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Mental health in children and young people Mental Health

(6 days ago) Good mental health helps them develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults. Things that can help keep children and young people mentally well include: being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise. having time and freedom to play, indoors and

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Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Foundation

(1 days ago) Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the week. The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness

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The Mental Health Experiences of Older People During the

(9 days ago) The Mental Health Experiences of Older People During the Pandemic. Too many older people's mental health needs were invisible before COVID-19,1 and the pandemic has only exacerbated this problem. An older person is commonly understood as someone who is over the age of 65. However, it is important to note that there is huge diversity in older

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Mental Health and Climate Change

(Just Now) The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) will bring together representatives from countries around the world to find shared solutions for addressing the climate crisis. One consequence of climate change, which is attracting more and more interest, is the impact it is having on our mental health and wellbeing. As a research-based organisation, the Mental Health

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New programme launches in Greenwich to support young

(4 days ago) A new programme is launching in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to help young mothers build their self-confidence as parents and reduce the risks to their mental health. Young Mums Together groups are being run in Greenwich by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and Greenwich based charity MumsAid who have provided specialist perinatal support services to …

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Impacts of lockdown on the mental health of children and

(1 days ago) Mental health and wellbeing impacts of lockdown on parents/carers For a variety of reasons, quarantine can be traumatising for some parents8. In a study on post-traumatic stress disorder in health-related disasters, criteria for PTSD was met in 25% of isolated or quarantined parents 8.

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Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from

(8 days ago) adolescent health including substance use, violence and abuse, and mental health. Compared to youth in other countries Scottish adolescents are more likely to experience drunkenness, have poor mental health (especially girls), be overweight or obese, and experience teen pregnancy. The Scottish Government has a vision to make Scotland

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Covid Response Programme

(7 days ago) In partnership with Health and Social Care ALLIANCE Scotland, we are investing in a tailored programme to protect the mental health of people with long-term health conditions.. Those with long-term health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and sensory impairment, are more likely to experience mental health problems that include anxiety, stress, and depression.

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Nature and Mental Health

(8 days ago) Nature and mental health. Connecting with nature is good for your mental health. It can reduce stress and lift your mood. For Mental Health Awareness Week in 2021, we looked at the link between nature and mental health - why it matters, how we can all connect more and how some people are experiencing the benefits.

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About the Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic study

(Just Now) For the study - Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic – the Foundation has redeployed some of its most experienced research and policy experts to partly work on this and its implications. Principal Investigator is the Foundation’s Director for England and Wales, Dr Antonis Kousoulis. Susan Solomon is the Research Manager for the study.

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Men's mental health Mental Health Foundation

(9 days ago) Men’s mental health matters! We will continue to bring together the best available evidence to develop programmes to help prevent mental health problems – whether that is growing resilience for all men in the workplace or reaching the most vulnerable men in the country and helping them rebuild their mental health.

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Alcohol and mental health Mental Health Foundation

(4 days ago) Dealing with physical health problems, debt and housing issues can all affect your mental health. Alcohol and mental health. Alcohol problems and mental ill-health are closely linked. Research shows people who drink a lot of alcohol …

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Our history and future: 70 years of the Mental Health

(3 days ago) Our inception in 1949 as the Mental Health Research Fund (MHRF), after the Second World War and the foundation of the NHS, was born out of the urgent need to get research funding for mental health.. The Fund was set up by Derek Richter, a neuro-chemist frustrated at the lack of attention mental health research was getting and the disparities …

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Universal Basic Income Mental Health Foundation

(7 days ago) Poverty is both a cause and consequence of mental ill health. Close to a quarter of children and one fifth of working age adults live in poverty in Scotland. The impact of this contributes to Scotland having the highest suicide rate in the UK and the highest level of drug related deaths in western Europe. Poverty is a major driver of inequality in education, employment …

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Young Mums Connect Mental Health Foundation

(9 days ago) Young Mums Connect is a three-year peer support project for young mothers (up to 25 years) that uses a creative, whole-family approach to mental health prevention within a community setting. Delivered borough-wide in Royal Borough of Greenwich and city-wide across Nottingham City in partnership with local authority services and local third

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Trauma Mental Health Foundation

(7 days ago) Trauma can make you more vulnerable to developing mental health problems. It can also directly cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some people misuse alcohol or drugs, or self-harm to try to cope with difficult memories and emotions. Depending on how you’re affected, trauma may cause difficulties in your daily life.

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Mental Health

(6 days ago) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ADHD is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, impulsive and have problems concentrating. Studies show that ADHD may affect certain areas of the brain that allow us to solve problems, plan ahead, understand others' actions, and control our impulses.

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People with long-term conditions are more anxious about

(4 days ago) The Mental Health Foundation works to prevent mental health problems. We will drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities, families and individuals to lead mentally healthy lives with a particular focus on those at greatest risk. The Foundation is the home of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Mental health in schools: parents' perspectives Mental

(9 days ago) Mental health in schools: parents' perspectives. 10 October 2018. Our Make it Count campaign focuses on mental health in schools, because mental health is not extracurricular. We want mental health to be at the heart of children's school experience. Here, two parents tell their stories about their children's mental health challenges and the

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What are the effects of climate change on mental health

(Just Now) As a research-based organisation, the Mental Health Foundation has a longstanding interest in reducing mental health inequalities and addressing the root causes of mental health problems. We want to highlight the effects of climate change on mental health. and how communities and governments should respond to mitigate these effects and ensure our transition to net-zero does

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Uni and mental health: Adi's story Mental Health Foundation

(4 days ago) Discussing mental health is always a challenging thing because it affects everyone in different ways. I think one big thing I wish I told myself in my first year was to prioritise myself over my studies. Going into university is a huge transition and, in a way, I don't think anyone can be fully prepared for what is thrown at you.

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How changes in my physical health led to depression

(5 days ago) My mental health is not really something that had really caused me any significant worry in my life, until when, at the age of 56, things changed suddenly. How changes in my physical health impacted my mental health. I worked as an engineer ever since I left school, I enjoyed the jobs I’ve had and my life was generally very happy.

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Groundbreaking study combines expert views, research

(5 days ago) The Mental Health Foundation works to prevent mental health problems. We drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities, families and individuals to lead mentally healthy lives with a particular focus on those at greatest risk. The Foundation is the home of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Mental health and physical activity Mental Health Foundation

(9 days ago) The relationship between physical activity and mental health appears to work both ways 1, with increased physical activity resulting in better mental health and vice versa. Not surprisingly, then, those with severe mental health problems are less likely to engage in physical activity and are more likely to be physically unwell.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Mental Health Foundation

(3 days ago) Mental health and well-being training for all staff; We are signatories of the Disability Confident Scheme, Business in the Community Race at Work Charter and ACEVO diversity in leadership principles; Fostering a sense of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and can bring their true self to work is a priority for us.

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Caring for a new baby during the pandemic Mental Health

(5 days ago) The Mental Health Foundation is committed to bringing readers reliable and relevant information. All of our pages are written and regularly reviewed by our mental health experts, in line with official advice on the coronavirus outbreak. We need your support to keep providing vital information during this time.

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Thriving Learners: Executive Summary

(2 days ago) vulnerable to the mental health effects of the pandemic20,21. However, to date, few nationally representative studies have provided a robust indication of the extent to which student mental health has been impacted. It is known that strategies to prevent young people from developing mental health problems, by addressing some of

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WHILE YOUR BACK WAS TURNED

(9 days ago) health. Greater awareness of the factors leading to mental health problems in young women and girls will facilitate more effective prevention work. This paper will: • Identify pressure points and social determinants of mental health and wellbeing in young women and girls, to support the development of tailored mental health guidance aimed

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Nearly three quarters of university students surveyed in

(4 days ago) About The Mental Health Foundation: Our vision is of good mental health for all. The Mental Health Foundation works to prevent mental health problems. We will drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities, families and individuals to lead mentally healthy lives with a particular focus on those at greatest risk.

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Wave 11: 18th June – 2nd July 2021 Mental Health Foundation

(7 days ago) Those with a pre-existing mental health diagnosis are also recording higher levels of anxiety and worry (51%) 45% are still anxious / very anxious about the lifting of restrictions. This anxiety is higher amongst people with a long-term physical health condition (61%), those with a pre-existing mental health condition (58%) and people aged 35

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Resources for Schools Mental Health Foundation

(5 days ago) Prioritising your mental health and wellbeing- An opportunity to reflect on the ways you look after your mental health and wellbeing, find out tips on building more opportunities for rest in your daily schedules, and where to go for more support.

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