The Mindapples Tree at the Museum of Happiness

The Mindapples Tree

We were delighted to have the Mindapples Tree at the wildly successful Museum of Happiness event in Spitalfields Market. The Museum of Happiness brought together a ball pit, silent disco, laughter yoga, virtual reality experience, TickTheBucket and much, much more, all with the aim of doing things that raise spirits. I snuck into the Joy…
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Changing Minds

Feed your head

World Mental Health Day should be a chance to celebrate our minds and discuss what we need as a society. We need to encourage people to look after their minds, minimise the factors that can make people ill, get people help early, and help people recover quickly. It’s time for a change. We all have mental health, and looking after our minds is a normal part of having a successful life. So, if we can look after our bodies by brushing our teeth, or eating an apple, what about our minds?

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VInspired launch ‘Making Time for Your Mind’ campaign with Mindapples

V Inspired's specially-designed Mindapples cards

We’re very proud to announce today that Mindapples is supporting a new national campaign by youth volunteering charity VInspired to encourage people all around the UK to take more time for their minds. The campaign, led by VInspired in partnership with Mindapples and our friends at Action for Happiness, uses the Mindapples “5-a-day for your mind” concept…
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Mindapples seminar at the Royal Society for Public Health

Are you looking for creative ways to engage people in taking care of their minds?

Mindapples founder Andy Gibson will be presenting a half-day seminar at RSPH in London on November 15th, sharing lessons learnt about engaging people in the positive side of mental health.

The session will cover:

• Tips and techniques for talking about positive mental health with the general public
• The science of resilience and what psychology can teach us about looking after our minds
• A selection of interesting facts about the workings of the mind that will engage and benefit your communities
• A chance to share tips between participants about the most effective ways of engaging people in taking a more active role in maintaining their mental health

This session will particularly benefit health trainers, community workers and other professionals seeking to promote mental wellbeing and build resilience in patient groups and communities.

The cost of the workshop is £50 per person, if you are interested in attending please contact Gina Mohajer.

Mindapples in action: Brixton Market, Oct 2010

In October 2010, Mindapples teamed up with NHS Lambeth and the nice people at Spacemakers and Transition Town Brixton, to install a pop-up Mindapples Tree in Brixton Village Market and talk to complete strangers about the health of their minds. We had no plan, no permission, and no idea what would happen. So, we asked The People Speak to come down and film the day and make a little video of what happened. Here’s the result…

Thanks to Hektor and Rick for the brilliant video, and to Esther, Jenny and Sahar for collecting Mindapples on the day! If you’d like Mindapples to come to your town, please e-mail pleasedomenext@mindapples.org.

Posted by Andy