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An exploration of psychological health and the obstacles to it.
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Mental health at work – everyone’s business

Mental health at work – everyone’s business | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Whose responsibility is it to support people with mental health problems in/to employment? Later this month, the OECD will publish what looks like an important piece of work examining the myths and realities about mental health and work.
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: I Support the Spartacus Report

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger:  I Support the Spartacus Report | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Despite serious concerns from campaigners, charities and disabled people themselves, the Government's recent Impact Assessment (October 2011) into the proposed reform of Disability Living Allowance is almost identical to the original. Nothing has changed, almost none of our concerns have been addressed and as the House of Lords return to vote on the final stages of the welfare reform bill, we felt that it was vital we presented our own evidence.

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Patient Voices

Patient Voices | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
What is it like to live with a chronic disease, mental illness or confusing condition? In Patient Voices, we feature first person accounts of the challenges patients face as they cope with various health issues.
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How I got happy and stayed grumpy

How I got happy and stayed grumpy | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Friends have suggested that I am the least qualified person to talk about happiness, because I am often down, and sometimes profoundly depressed.
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My Secret Life – Having a Dad with Mental Illness

My Secret Life – Having a Dad with Mental Illness | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

I didn't know that my father had been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia...

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Supporting the transfer from child to adult services in mental health

Supporting the transfer from child to adult services in mental health | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

At the best of times, it's not easy being a young person with a mental health problem....

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Time to spare: can council web services widen access to volunteering?

Time to spare: can council web services widen access to volunteering? | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Long working hours or caring responsibilities can stop people from volunteering or taking on part-time roles – so are online services the answer?
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Freddie describes depression battle

Freddie describes depression battle | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

I can understand why some people with mental health problems resent the attention given to 'celebrities' who reveal their struggles, but I am always glad to hear people speaking honestly about their experiences.

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10 Mindful Tips For Managing Anxiety

10 Mindful Tips For Managing Anxiety | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Anxiety is a common emotion, 1 in 4 adults will experience some form of an Anxiety Disorder in their lives. Moderate levels of anxiety can be managed through cognitive therapies and mindfulness practices.
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WHO | Mental health: a state of well-being

WHO | Mental health: a state of well-being | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

This fact file highlights the important aspects of mental health and disorders. The images include pictures drawn by children who participated in the WHO Global School Contest of Mental Health in 2001.

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Duke University Professor Explains "Self-Compassion"

Duke University Professor Mary Leary explains the difference between self-compassion and self-esteem.
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Embattled chronic fatigue syndrome paper retracted

Although many in the chronic fatigue syndrome community were thrilled to have found a cause for their condition, and some began taking drugs to fight the infection, scientists started raising questions about the paper almost as soon as it was published.
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Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory | Video on TED.com

 Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently.

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Diet: It’s Not What You Eat, It’s How You Eat It

Diet: It’s Not What You Eat, It’s How You Eat It | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
It's not what you eat, but how you eat it.
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How willpower works

Research indicates that willpower can be strengthened like a muscle — and is a key predictor of success in life

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The Politics of Well-Being: Positive Psychology for the entire country?

The Politics of Well-Being: Positive Psychology for the entire country? | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

"......We are going to be materially poorer over the next decade but we can become mentally, morally and spiritually richer, if the government pursues the right policies."

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Mind matters: Mindfulness in exercise

Mind matters: Mindfulness in exercise | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

It is no surprise that when it comes to getting fit, and staying fit, training the mind is now considered every bit as important as training the body.

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Student health advocates recognised

The report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists' highlights the threats to student mental health and well-being, and with university resources stretched, we believe that student-led initiatives are going to play an increasingly important role in tackling these challenges
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RSA - Beyond the Big Society

RSA - Beyond the Big Society | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

The idea of the Big Society is at its weakest when it is presented as a partisan technical solution to acute socio-economic problems, and at its strongest when viewed as a non-partisan long term challenge to enrich our social and human capital

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Depression: The struggle for awareness in men

Depression: The struggle for awareness in men | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Depression has long been stigmatised. Some did not see it as a medical condition at all. It has become more accepted, but acceptance is one thing - awareness is another.

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Lord Byron: The celebrity diet icon

Lord Byron: The celebrity diet icon | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Another new year and another host of celebrity dieters, but Lord Byron who was actually one of first celebrity diet icons, says historian Louise Foxcroft.
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest nonprofit, grassroots mental health education, advocacy and support organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness,...
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Scientists buzz Simon Cowell for promoting pseudoscience

Scientists buzz Simon Cowell for promoting pseudoscience | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Sense About Science publishes its annual review of celebrities' misleading claims, including Cowell's intravenous vitamins...
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Mind tricks for new year dieting

Mind tricks for new year dieting | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Psychologist Prof Richard Wiseman demonstrates five mind tricks to eating less and sticking to your new year diet.
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