The packed social calendar and financial stress of Christmas can make it a tough time for those struggling with mental illness
BY: Kashmira Gander @kashmiragander Loneliness during the holidays is often associated with older people, but new research has revealed that millennials also struggle not only with isolation but stress and anxiety during what is supposed to one of the happiest times of the year. One in 10 people aged between 25 and 34 who took […]
LSE academics want to 'revolutionise how we think about human priorities' and promote use of 'subjective wellbeing' as a measure of successful governance, instead of economy
Charlotte England @charlottengland A head teacher and pupils open GCSE results at a school in London Getty Images Economic factors are not the biggest cause of unhappiness failed relationships and mental illness play a far greater role, a major new study into the “origins of happiness” has found. Eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20 per cent, whereas eliminating poverty would only cut it down […]
Why is there so much stigma attached to mental health? It's time to treat mental health sufferers like normal human beings.
BY: GEORGIA ELIZABETH WILLIAM “Watch out! The killer Bipolar zombie is back at work” said no one, ever. But, how come you feel you can’t talk to Mary, who’s back to work after a long battle with depression? Imagine. You trip whilst playing a sport, breaking a leg that was already pretty tender. You blatantly can’t […]
One in three adults (37 per cent) aged 16-74, with conditions such as anxiety or depression, surveyed in England, were accessing mental health treatment in 2014.
One in three adults (37 per cent) aged 16-74, with conditions such as anxiety or depression, surveyed in England, were accessing mental health treatment in 2014. The results of the Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing4, published today by NHS Digital, show that this figure has increased from one in four people (24 per […]
Matt Joslin has written an open letter to the NHS after classes helped him deal with back problem and depression
BY CHARLOTTE DOBSON A Manchester GP is calling on the NHS to prescribe a different kind of treatment to patients… yoga. Dr Matt Joslin has written an open letter asking for the ancient form of exercise to be prescribed to patients on the NHS. He claims yoga has the potential to improve almost all aspects […]