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Theory of Change: The Mindapples Approach

What's the 5-a-day for your mind?

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…
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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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Does your mind mean business?

With perfect timing for the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, the RSA have today released the highlights of my recent talk for them about psychology, mental health and work.

The talk was the public launch event for A Mind for Business and gave me a chance to outline some of my arguments for why I think understanding our minds is the most important new trend in business, and in society as a whole.

I wrote the book to help people make the most of their minds at work, and also to act as a showcase for this new approach to work. By looking after our minds, and understanding their strengths and weaknesses, we can work smarter and feel better. Hopefully this talk and the book explain why, after four years working in this field, I have come to this conclusion.

See what you think of my arguments, and do let me know what you make of it. And those of you who are interested in watching the full video including an in-depth Q&A chaired by my friend Euan Semple, can watch it on the RSA website here.

Money can buy you happiness, new research reveals

Wrong.

Research published today has revealed that money is much more useful for making people happy than was previously thought. Despite the popularity of books like The Spirit Level and Happiness, and a large body of recent studies across the developing world suggesting that economic performance does not in fact correlate with wellbeing or life satisfaction, new research…
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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?

The Elephant and the Rider

This summer we are delighted to tell you that one of our talented gardeners, Johanna De Mornay Davies, has written and illustrated a beautiful short story ‘The Elephant and The Rider’ to help spread the Mindapples word.

The Elephant and the Rider

The book tells the tale of an Elephant named Mynde and his journey with his rider Yew through the land of Hed. It touches on the importance of taking care of our minds, based on the Elephant and The Rider metaphor introduced by Jonathan Haidt in The Happiness Hypothesis. Featuring somersaulting monkeys and hula hooping flamingoes, it is sure to put any mind at rest.

The Elephant and the Rider is now available from the Mindapples shop along with our brand new “Love Your Mind” t-shirts designed by Owen Tozer.
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Mindapples Presents… Working Positively Under Pressure

Love your mind

Why do goals and challenges sometimes motivate and drive us to success, whereas at other times they overwhelm and make us feel stressed? In this seminar from the Your Mind: A User’s Guide programme we will be looking at how you can manage stress, stay motivated and work positively under pressure. Taking place on Thursday, July…
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