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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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04 November 2020
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International Stress Awareness Day 2020

Stress and the coronavirus The International Stress Awareness Day, run by the International Stress Management Association, takes place on 4th November, during stress awareness week 2nd to 6th Novembe…

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06 January 2020
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Reflection: Putting Things Into Perspective

When life gets hectic or weighs heavy with responsibilities, it might feel as though there is no opportunity to evaluate your choices and that you are running on autopilot until something stops you. B…

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03 December 2019
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Why A Joyful Workforce Is A More Productive Workforce

If you hear people emitting peals of laughter at this time of year, or talking animatedly about their plans for the festive season, you might be tempted to think they’re slacking off. In reality, your…

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05 November 2019
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The Secret To Keeping Stress Levels Positive

It might sound like a contradiction in terms to use the words ‘stress’ and ‘positive’ in the same sentence. Surely there’s nothing good about feeling stressed? Shouldn’t we be trying to avoid getting …

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