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    Get inside our heads

The Mindapples blog has been our outlet for our thoughts, inspirations and company announcements since 2008. It’s actually how Mindapples started, just blogging about mental health and wellbeing, and inviting people to share what they do that’s good for their minds.

Now we use it in two ways: for occasional announcements and updates about what we’re doing, and to post articles about psychology and health research that could help people get to know their minds better. Browse the recent posts below, and get in touch if you find something interesting that you think we should be reading.

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Give Me Five: Paul Dodsley & Leah Wareham

Paul Dodsley (Student Health Development Officer) and Leah Wareham (Student Health and Wellbeing Project Officer) both run Healthy NTU, Nottingham Trent University’s Health Promotion programme within the Student Support Services. They help students learn new ways to look after their wellbeing through lots of different ways including running training sessions, events and activities throughout the […]

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Mindapples at University

We were delighted to see so many friends and partners using their Mindapples trees and apple cards on University Mental Health Day last week, sharing activities that they try to do every day to take care of their minds. Students at Nottingham Trent University, Royal Holloway University of London and Nottingham University thought of great ways […]

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Meet a Mindapples Champion!

This week we thought we’d hand over the Mindapples blog to one of our newest wellbeing champions. Tilly is a second year psychology student at Nottingham Trent University and recently completed her Mindapples Champion’s Training as part of our ongoing universities wellbeing programme. Over to you Tilly! Coming from a background of finding it so […]

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Donate to our #ChristmasChallenge21

Donate today and help Mindapples give mental wellbeing and resilience training to 100 schools! Mindapples are thrilled to be part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge, a digital match funding campaign which runs from midday 30th November (Giving Tuesday) to midday 7th December 2021. We aim to raise £20,000 to provide wellbeing support to 100 […]

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Mindapples for Universities: Nottingham Trent

We launched Mindapples for Universities in September 2021 and so far we’ve worked with hundreds of students to help them to take better care of their minds. We’ve done this by working in partnership with teams from Student Services, Student Associations, Marketing and Digital Communications to deliver our support in a multi-departmental, cross-campus campaign. So […]

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Give Me Five: Corinna Simmonds

Corrina Simmonds is a Wellbeing Practitioner at University Centre Sparsholt and is passionate about helping students look after their minds and supporting them when things get tough.  1. Tell us about your mind. What’s it like up there? Hmm tricky to answer as it depends…sometimes is BUSY things are going in and out and around […]

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Give Me Five: Hanna Silk

Hanna is a postgraduate student with the Open University. She volunteers as Representative for Wales at Open University Students Association and is a mum of three and fan of terrible jokes! We were delighted to chat to Hanna about her mind, mental health and wellbeing, and how a Mindapples webinar helped her to start thinking […]

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Give Me Five: Lara Munday

Lara Munday is the Projects Officer (Student Community) at the Open University Student’s Association and a key part of the team who Mindapples are collaborating with to support as many students as possible to take better care of their minds. You can find out more about Lara, her experience working with our tools and resources […]

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Open University Students Association Logo in blue and white

World Mental Health Day

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October is “mental health in an unequal world”, asking us to think about the issues that cause mental health inequality both locally and globally. One key reason for these inequalities is stigma and discrimination towards those with mental health issues. At Mindapples we believe […]

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People managers: the new front line

As restrictions on where we work have been lifted across the country during the summer, there’s been a flurry of media attention recently on the ‘return to offices’. There is now a lot of discussion about the advantages of flexible working, a lot of stories about which businesses are embracing the recent changes in working […]

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