andy gibson

Get inside our heads

Competition Time

For today only you could be in with the chance to win some fantastic gifts and be entered into a prize draw! If you buy a copy of A Mind for Business on TODAY and are one of the first one hundred people to register their purchase with Pearson you will be sent a free […]

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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 […]

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Why I wrote A Mind for Business

As many readers will know, my book, A Mind for Business, is out now published by Pearson, and I wanted to give a little background as to why I wrote it, and how it relates to our work here at Mindapples. That’s because, in addition to the obvious commercial reasons for writing it, this book […]

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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?

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Love your mind this World Mental Health Day

This coming Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is often a time when people focus on raising awareness of mental illness. Mental illness in all its forms still causes huge suffering to individuals and families, and yet it receives only a fraction of the medical research investment of other […]

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Happy 4th birthday Mindapples!

Mindapples is 4 today. On 29th February 2008, I submitted the original proposal to Social Innovation Camp that led to the creation of the Mindapples campaign, and ultimately the organisation it is today. Yes, that’s right, we are a leap-year baby. The idea for Mindapples came originally from my conversations with my dear friend, Jo […]

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Mindapples wins two Government awards

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 […]

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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 […]

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Group if young people holding up their apple shaped cards with what they do everyday to look after their minds. Mindapples promote positive mental health from an early age.

In Patagonia

They say travel broadens the mind, and for those of us who are lucky to do it once in a while, it certainly does. I’ve been in South America for the past month taking a very overdue holiday, and the effect on my mental state has been quite remarkable. I feel happier, healthier, more energised […]

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Cerro Campanario, in the Argentine Lake District

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 […]

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