Category: Children’s Mental Health

#MHAW17 What more can be done? Part 4

When depression takes hold, you are a much better sheep than an independent voice. It's not so awful an idea that someone should be there to support your physical exercise therapy so that you can begin to recover emotionally and mentally too. Perhaps it just needs a prescription....? #MHAW17 #mentalhealth #fiercemind

#MHAW17 What more can be done? Part 3

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."—Ronald Reagan. A quick scan across the political and social landscape and you might recognise that things aren't hunky dory. The divide between classes feels ever wider, those that can afford therapy and those that don't have much of anything; issues that existed in the time of Dickens still exist today. So how do we bridge that divide? #MHAW17 #MentalHealth #FierceMind

#MHAW17 What more can be done? Part 2

We all have a story to share that may be the lynchpin for someone else's enlightenment. We all have a way of expressing how to support, and how to receive that support effectively, so the opportunities for making a change to our model of compassionate interaction is infinite! Read my story of The County Line Man, the contrast between (I want to say good and evil, but that's simply childish I'm told, so we'll go with...) aware and not-so-aware. Just one of many anecdotes from LEJOGLE that have altered my view of this world. If you could do one thing each day to strengthen your awareness of the matters of mind, the health of your mind, would you do it?

#MHAW17 What more can be done? Part 1

"The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories."—Mary Catherine Bateson. When it comes to improving how we maintain our mental wellbeing, first we have to get a clearer picture of what that really means. Are stories the answer?

A step forward

Welcome to the first post for Fierce Mind since the travels of LEJOGLE almost a year ago. Since that adventure much deliberation, contemplation, reflection, and frustration has occurred over one simple question: so what happens next? The frustration angle, though perceived as a bit of a negative view for some, did in fact give rise to problem ...

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Just breathe

Some words need life breathing into them, others just drip off the tongue like honey. It's a peculiar time right now. Nothing appears to follow any order, routine, sequence or plan. Each day, in fact each hour, is a different story to tell, a different emotion heralding a seemingly different outcome. It's confusing. Keeping a ...

VIE (very important email)

There's a very important email petition going down at E4MH (equality4mentalhealth) HQ. A number of public leaders, presenters, authors, sports personalities, and educators such as Ruby Wax, Joanna Lumley, Norman Lamb, Alistair Campbell, Danny Boyle, Michael Morpurgo and Sir Steve Redgrave, amongst many more, are behind this strong message to government that we have an ...

Children’s Mental Health Week

Place2Be is one of the 5 mental health charities that I am supporting for Fierce Mind 1680 miles Challenge. I visited a primary school in Enfield last Wednesday to learn more about what they do and I am completely taken by their work to offer emotional and mental wellbeing therapy. They are there for children ...