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10 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

In 1949, the Mental Health Research Fund was established by the scientist Derek Richter, after the Second World War and the foundation of the NHS. Derek Richter’s aim was to address the apparent imbalance in physical and mental health funding. He set up a research laboratory to treat soldiers suffering from shellshock, which is now recognised as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Derek had a particular interest in how mental health is shaped by experiences or by the environment we live in - an approach which still informs the Mental Health Foundation’s research to this very day.

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07 April 2021
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Stress Awareness Month 2021

Launched in 1992, the aim of Stress Awareness Month is not only to increase public awareness of stress, but also to highlight the causes of stress, its negative effects and to understand what we can d…

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11 March 2021
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World Sleep Day 2021

This annual event looks at important issues related to sleep. As you may know, it is recommended that most of us should have around 7-8 hours of sleep a night, to be able to function properly, althoug…

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03 February 2021
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Time To Talk, To Listen And To Change Lives

Time to Talk Day is organised by Time to Change, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems. The day aims to make us feel more comfortable talking to each other about…

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06 January 2021
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Blue Monday

Blue Monday is thought of as the most depressing day of the year. It typically falls on the third Monday in January, so will fall on the eighteenth this year. The term ‘Blue Monday’ was first coined i…

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