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Why friendships are vital to your wellbeing

Why friendships are vital to your wellbeing Creative commons image bekassine under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 May 2016
It's well-documented that loneliness can cause depression and have negative effects on health and lifespans, equal to that of smoking. Explore why...

"I was so depressed yesterday..." - or were you?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Feb 2016
Using phrases relating to mental health to add drama to your conversation can have unintended consequences, warns Zsofia Demjen.

Five things you might like to know about Recovery Colleges

Five things you might like to know about Recovery Colleges Copyrighted image Copyright: Chakrapong Worathat | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Dec 2015
What is a Recovery College? When did they start? Dr Jonathan Leach explains in this five point guide. 

Can your friend be your therapist?

Can your friend be your therapist?
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Dec 2015
Is talking to a friend the best kind of therapy? 

Five reasons why you should care about mindfulness

Five reasons why you should care about mindfulness Copyright free image Copyright free: Morguefile
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Nov 2015
Mindfulness is about focusing on the present moment, whilst at the same time accepting your feelings, thoughts, and body’s sensations. But why does...

Is Mental Health ‘All in the Mind’?

Is Mental Health ‘All in the Mind’? Copyrighted image Copyright: Sangoiro | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Nov 2015
Do mental health issues rest solely in the mind? Or do other factors contribute to psychological problems? 

Can computers be therapists?

Can computers be therapists?
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Nov 2015
Can "e-therapies" be beneficial to those experiencing psychological issues, particularly young people? Dr Mathijs Lucassen...

Are NHS-recommended mental health apps actually doing any good?

Are NHS-recommended mental health apps actually doing any good? Creative commons image Sebastiaan ter Burg under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2015
The NHS has endorsed a number of apps promising better mental health. Trouble is, says Simon Leigh, there's no real evidence they can deliver.

Why is aggressive female sexuality pathologised on-screen?

Why is aggressive female sexuality pathologised on-screen? Creative commons image Eva Rinaldi under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2015
Why can't film makers stop themselves from linking female sexuality with mental illness, asks Suzie Gibson

Homeland, Carrie and how mental health is portrayed on-screen

Homeland, Carrie and how mental health is portrayed on-screen Creative commons image Stewart Crawford under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2015
Writing in 2014, Meron Wondemaghen charts how Homeland's portrayal of Carrie Mathison's mental illness deteriorated as the series progressed.