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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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Hybrid working: the point of no return?

Mindapples has been a long-time champion of wellbeing at work, and we’re hopeful the events of the past year will be a much-needed springboard for businesses to invest in the wellbeing of their staff. Government guidance has changed and we can now work from the office if we wish – but it remains to be […]

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Will our empty offices ever be filled?

Mindapples announces new university support programme

Since launching our new app in January 2021, we’ve been working with universities and colleges to give away free year-long subscriptions to UK students, to support them during the current challenges of COVID-19 and the ongoing pressures on student mental health. We’ve now secured funding to support a full package of free support for participating […]

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Mindapples Schools Wellbeing Pilot

As schools begin another academic year, we are taking the opportunity to reflect on a pilot programme we delivered in May and June with 14 schools across England. We all know that school staff and young people have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and we wanted to help them as a priority. We […]

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3D image of a handmade tree noticeboard from a school with a green background and brown tree and branches covered in apple shaped cards.

Give Me Five: Nicola Powell

Nicola Powell is the Training and Wellbeing Officer for the Open University’s Students Association, a Mindapples Champion, a keen traveller, cook and music aficionado! You can find out more about Nicola, the way she uses our training, tools and resources in her work at the Open University and what her mindapples are – the activities […]

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Mindapples Feel Good Schools

We recently caught up via Zoom with Mindapples champion Sorcha Rudgley, who is an experienced Year 4 teacher working at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bath. During the last year, Sorcha has been extremely busy teaching key worker children alongside delivering remote learning for the rest of her class who were at home during […]

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School noticeboard featuring Mindapples principles for wellbeing and some of the 50 ways images

The 50 Ways campaign: thank you!

In May 2021, Mindapples ran our first full advertising campaign promoting “50 ways to look after your mind“. The campaign was inspired by the wonderful work of our illustrator Helen Wyllie, and we wanted to use her artwork to remind people of the importance of looking after their minds during these uncertain times. What happened The […]

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How Mindapples helps students

As the end of the academic term draws to a close for most universities, we’re still exploring ways in which we can support students in what has been a difficult and challenging time. Our offer to give our app away for free to every student in the UK is still very much ongoing and we’ve had […]

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Children’s University: a Mindapples Challenge

Our friends at the Essex Children’s University have asked us to design a Mindapples Challenge for their next newsletter. A mindapple is anything you do that’s good for your mind. It can be anything you like, from reading a book to playing games. Thinking about simple things we can do to look after our minds […]

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Give Me Five: Helen Wyllie

Give Me Five: Helen Wyllie We’d like to introduce you to the creative force behind our latest campaign, the artist Helen Wyllie. Helen is an East Lothian based illustrator and graphic designer who can often be found sea swimming when she’s not creating beautiful illustrations for lucky people like us. We sat down with Helen over […]

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Nature and Mental Health Awareness Week

This week everyone’s talking about nature! Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is nature. At Mindapples we love nature, partly for the apples, but mostly because it’s something you regularly tell us is good for your minds. So we’ve delved into the orchard and hand-picked some of your glorious […]

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