Jenna, one of our Specialist Mental Health Mentors sharing her top #Wellbeing tip - “To be kind to yourself” As a Specialist Mental Health Mentor, Jenna typically works 1:1 with students for an hour a week who have a recognised mental health condition. #wellbeingstmarys #simmsMH
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay2018 & in Richmond we are proud to work with incredible people to support & prevent mental health issues within the work place. https://t.co/uDUWUYUe9O @RCVS_Richmond @rb_mind #WednesdayWisdom #mentalhealth #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthAwareness
Brand research has told us that despite the increase in awareness and conversation around mental health people are still confused about what can be defined as a mental health problem, how common they are and the... https://t.co/A1rtUvxRNU
Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day and we are hosting our weekly #WellbeingWednesday event with a RUN+CHILL - join us by signing up to this FREE event via Eventbrite (search POINT3 Wellbeing). All donations go to @rb_mind @LBRUT #movemoremindfully
Calling all trans friends...pls support Tanya with their Masters dissertation on transgender awareness in the workplace...@Mermaids_Gender @Genderintell @LGBTConsortium @TransPALS_uk v short anonymous survey 💖👍 https://t.co/lIYTxA8klL
@rb_mind Looking forward to it! A fantastic group where members of the community and students at St Mary’s University can share their experiences and help each other improve their mental wellbeing. Together we are stronger! A problem shared is a problem halved. It’s good to talk.
Thanks to Tim our office manager making sure everything went smoothly and to Big Yellow self storage in Richmond for your ongoing support with our storage needs. — at Big Yellow https://t.co/P1d7xBNB5z
Our Youth Wellbeing Service is launching a new Peer Support group for people aged 18-25. The group will take place every other Thursday at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, from 7-8:30pm starting on Thursday, 20 September. The group is run by volunteers with lived experience of mental health difficulties and is open to anyone in the Read more…
Our Summer e-news is now available to read which includes information on new activities within our Carers service, Peer Group Network and Wellbeing Centre, details of our Volunteers Summer Party, plus lots more.
Some of you are already aware of my background/history and some of you are aware of my recent situation. What I want to do is share something that if depression affects you, maybe you can benefit from this.
* exercise your body and your mind.
Cannot stress enough how important this is. Get down a gym, or go for a run, walk or do something aerobically that will raise your heart rate. Maybe take up some combat sports to help improve confidence? Meditate if you can. Believe me you will feel heaps better.
* see friends and spend time with family. Even if you sit there and be quiet.
Recently I’ve message people past and present to catch up, see how they are and chat away. They may or may not want to see you but at least ask. I’ve seen family and spent time with them and spending time in someone’s company does wonders for low moods.
* enjoy your hobbies.
I have embraced the idea of writing stand up material. Comedy helps heaps if you’re in a low mood. For me comedy is the last defence of fighting low moods and it’s great. I also look up scientific journals, learn new subjects and drive about. I get the telescope out when I can. Book holidays if you have to. Maybe play some video games!
* be a gentleman/lady. Be kind to others
I cannot stress this enough. Of course there will be days where you want to get angry but it will only set you back. Believe me, I’ve wanted to get angry and lose my shit with someone recently but I decided to be kind, nice and an adult. It will reflect well on you and improve your strength of character. Be at peace with yourself.
I’ve learned a lot over the last few years and this year, and especially recently, have certainly helped develop me as individual.
I hope this is of some use and anyone, I repeat anyone, can always chat to me about anything.
Brand research has told us that despite the increase in awareness and conversation around mental health people are still confused about what can be defined as a mental health problem, how common they are and the impact they can have on people’s lives.
Here’s a short video that explains some of the fundamental of mental health, feel free to share to help get the conversation going. youtu.be/AUWhdmKyOE8
Remember it’s not a bad a thing not to feel OK and it’s good to talk about it. How are you feeling today? Check in with someone, or more than person today and ask them how they are doing.
youtu.be/AUWhdmKyOE8This animation explains what mental health problems are and how they can affect us. Thanks to Mind supporter Chizzy Akudolu for the voice-over. For more info... ... See MoreSee Less
Our friends at POINT3 Wellbeing invite you to join them at one of their excellent weekly 'Wellness Wednesday' events.
Physical exercise and mindfulness are great for our mental health - 'Wellness Wednesday' events combine both in beautiful surrounding in central Richmond! Not only that it is free to attend (so it's great for your pocket too), all donations received are passed on to Richmond Borough Mind so we can continue our important work.
Have you decided what to do for World Mental Health Day this Wednesday? Why not go along and give your mind and body a boost. Reserve your place on Eventbrite ... See MoreSee Less
Our core staff, Carers in Mind and counseling service are settling into our new office in Twickenham, we want to invite all our supporters and the local community to our double open day at our new address and our refurbished wellbeing centre. ... See MoreSee Less
Our new Peer Support group for people aged 18 - 25 will take place this Thursday from 7 - 8:30 in room F4 at St Mary's University. The group is open to anyone looking for a place to get some support and meet others, you don't have to be a student or have a diagnosis to come along