The aim of Mindapples is to help everyone take better care of their minds. Research carried out by Mindapples and the charity Mind in 2013 showed that more than half of the people surveyed had never thought about the health of their minds, and 56% of the people wanted to know more about their mental… Continue reading »
It’s been over five years since we started Mindapples as a business (and even longer since the start of our campaign), and it’s fair to say the journey has been… emotional. Running a mental health organisation is tough enough at the best of times, without having to steer it through a global recession and brutal public spending cuts…. Continue reading »
Please join Mindapples Founder Andy Gibson at the next Action for Happiness event in London. Andy will be talking at the Conway Hall this Thursday 18th October 2012 about how our minds work and why we should get the best from them. Our minds are our most precious asset, but how much do we really… Continue reading »
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.
Would you like to grow some Mindapples in university? Seven universities have now taken up the Mindapples campaign by asking students to share their 5-a-days and promote good mental health for students. On the 22nd of February, mindapples sprouted in six universities around the UK as part of University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day, a new initiative… Continue reading »
This summer, Mindapples has been touring the country at a host of music festivals, including Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and the Big Chill. We’ve met lots of amazing people, perhaps including you, and had a lot of fun in the fields. More on that next week when we start to round up all our activities…. Continue reading »
Jenny and half the Mindapples festivals team is at Larmer Tree this weekend to kick off our summer festivals programme for 2011. If you aren’t lucky enough to be there this weekend though, you don’t have to miss out – come to the Lambeth Country Show! Laura, Ruta and I will be flying the Mindapples… Continue reading »
The time has come again to get the mindapples tree back on the road and come and meet all of you wonderful people. Yes, it’s the festival season! We feel very lucky to have been invited back to the four fantastic festivals we visited last year, as well as some exciting new ones too. Here’s… Continue reading »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.