Mindapples training successful in independent trial

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A study published today by the University of York shows that Mindapples training programmes increased participants’ ability to cope with stress, including three months after the programme was complete. This is the first controlled trial of Mindapples’ flagship training programme, Your Mind: A User’s Guide, and is a great endorsement for our unique approach to mental health…
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A Gift to our Gardeners: Mindapples Impact Report 2014

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IMPACT OVERVIEW This year we’ve grown shoots and leaves as an organisation, gaining public recognition and deepening our conversations about what public mental health means to people and organisations. We’ve been growing mindapples amongst students, bankers, festivalgoers and funders to reach a cross-section of minds from all around the country, reaching 33,183 people through our…
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Changing Minds

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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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Why taking care of our feelings matters

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“Positive emotions are worth cultivating, not just as end states in themselves but also as a means to achieving psychological growth and improved well-being over time” – Barbara L. Fredrickson Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions, 2001 According to recent psychological research, the experience of positive emotions such as joy, interest, contentment and love, not only…
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Happiest Helping Together

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“John Helliwell, emeritus professor of economics at UBC and co-director of a CIFAR panel looking into Social Interactions, Identity and Wellbeing, was at Harvard yesterday summarizing his and others’ recent research on happiness research, with special attention to the social context of well-being. He observed that the amount of data and experimentation regarding happiness research is…
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Attitudes to mental health changing ‘for the better’

Sue Baker, director of the Time to Change programme, which is tackling the stigma around mental health problems, said:

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“Attitudes towards mental health issues are finally beginning to move in the right direction. Deep-seated prejudices are starting to shift and it’s a further sign that we are heading towards a tipping point in England and that there is a real appetite for change.Nearly nine out of 10 people with mental health problems have been affected by stigma and discrimination, with two thirds saying they have stopped doing things because of this.”