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Mindapples on the festival circuit

This summer, we’re taking Mindapples to the masses. First, we launched our campaign with our health showcase pop-up health farm, The Big Treat, with Courvoisier, Crussh, SavvyCook and many other great brands. Now, we’re taking the Mindapples Tree on tour to festivals all round Britain, spreading the word about looking after our minds to people…
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The Big Treat in action

For the past three days, the AMAZING Mindapples Gardeners have been producing our first public event, The Big Treat, in central London. We’ve had massage, salads, juices, meditation, digital detox clinics, tango lessons, kung fu and even expressive dance, all in a pop-up health farm that truly surprised and delighted hundreds of unsuspecting people. Here’s…
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Big Treat Line-up Announced

We’re delighted to announce the line-up for this week’s Big Treat, our exclusive pop-up health farm in association with Courvoisier. The Big Treat 16-17 July 2010 The Future Gallery 5 Great Newport Street London WC2H 7HY Free entry Nearest tube: Leicester Square Come down and treat yourself! Friday 16th July 2010 12:30 – lunchtime meditation…
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Mindapples at the Arcola today

If you’re near the Arcola Theatre in Hackney today, come down and check out their Green Sunday, hosted by Mindapples.

We’ll be there from 3 o’clock, talking about the Mindapples project and also the New Economics Foundation’s Five Ways to Well-Being. There will be workshops in all kinds of activities that might be good for your mind, and then Michael Rutland and Juliet Michaelson from nef will be talking with me about the about the concept of Gross National Happiness and what would happen if we all did our five mindapples every day. And best of all, it’s all free!

Directions here. Come down, say hello, and feed your head.

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Communicating ‘Mindfulness’

With Mindapples kicking off 2010 with plenty of team discussions about visualising and designing this seemed appropriate! Photography agency LPA, The Mental Health Foundation and Clear Channel Outdoor are calling creatives to generate ideas for a poster campaign to help build awareness with the general public of Mindfulness, (a form of meditation that is, the…
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World Health Day

“The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrated World Health Day on Tuesday.

The theme this year is Save Lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies. Those who face the added challenges and stresses of mental illness can be even more affected by emergencies than others. Focusing on making the health care system safe during emergencies can go a long way in helping to lessen the effects of emergency situations on the mentally ill and will certainly help to promote mental health.

WHO defines mental health as, “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his own community.” To promote World Health Day 2009, WHO is calling for the investment in a health infrastructure that can withstand hazard and serve those in need during a disaster or other immediate need.

This will require focusing on making sure the already fragile health care systems are able to function in a disaster as well as be able to ensure the safety of health care workers as well as consumers while meeting the needs of the public. In promoting a safe environment in emergencies, the mental health of all will be promoted as well.”