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?

Fresh from the mind orchard Mindapples present….Moodbug!

Leaving for university can be an emotional cocktail. A blend of excitement and freedom with a large dash of fear and as many a student will know, too many cocktails physical or emotional will leaving you feeling a little worse for wear. Moodbug is a simple app available for iPhones that lets you share your…
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Mindapples presents… Your Mind: A User’s Guide

Learn how to improve your mental performance and get the best from yourself and others. On 26th April 2012, Nathalie Nahai and Andy Gibson from Mindapples will be offering an intensive hands-on training event on how our minds work, featuring basic tools to help us understand our minds, become more resilient, and manage ourselves and…
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A commissioning framework for public health

Last week I was at the Guardian Public Health Dialogue in London, discussing how the new systems for public health will affect the UK. And eating crisps, of course. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Government’s plans, in a nutshell the responsibilities for the health of the public are moving into Local…
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Why having fun is good for you

We all know that leisure time makes us feel good, but now scientific evidence shows that taking time out and engaging in activities you enjoy really does lead to both psychological and physical wellbeing. It’s a well-established fact that physically healthy actions such as eating well and getting enough sleep make us feel better, it…
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Mindapples receives £120,000 funding

I’m hopeless at keeping secrets, particularly when I have good news to share. So it’s with great pleasure that I can finally announce an investment of £120,000 in Mindapples from Maudsley Charity. Maudsley Charity’s funds are made up of donations that have been made to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and its predecessor organisations,…
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