Video

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.

Changing Minds

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?

Mindapples wins two Government awards

Mindapples

March has been a very busy month for Mindapples, what with moving into our new offices at Somerset House, getting production underway with our Lambeth GP surgeries project, and engaging in the various discussions in Government around the Public Health White Paper and other key key policy announcements. Those of you who follow us on…
Continue reading »

Mindapples Press: December 2010 Edition

As someone who has taken an interest in the growth and development of Mindapples over 2010, I thought you might appreciate a little update on where we’ve got to and where we’re headed! NHS pilot As I announced earlier this week, we now have a confirmed grant from Guys and St Thomas’s Charity to pilot…
Continue reading »

Pitching Mindapples to the mental health sector

Mindapples has been on its summer holidays for a month, but with World Mental Health Day and New Year’s Resolutions fast approaching, we’re back and kicking up a gear again (in a nice sustainable, healthy sort of way).

So, to kick things off, here’s a video of me pitching Mindapples at the Innovation Exchange Festival of Ideas two weeks ago, in which I invite ideas from organisations about how Mindapples can support their work and partner up to get the word out about everyday mental health. If you’re an organisation looking to fund innovations in stigma reduction and public mental health, or if you’d like to run a Mindapples 5-a-day survey on your website or promote us to your community, e-mail me at andy[at]mindapples.org.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5XfXVzfgwA]
(sorry about the sound quality…)