Those who watch Eastenders will be familiar with the character Stacey and her history of mental illness.
Since having a baby she has struggled with a rare condition called postpartum psychosis. Symptoms can include hallucinations, depression, and extreme confusion.
Check out the new films by Time to Change for the new campaign launched by the Department of Health aimed at 14-18 year olds and their parents. Spoken word artist Suli Breaks performs on the need for understanding when it comes to problems with mental health, whilst a conversation between a father and daughter shows the importance of being ready to talk with your family.
“Many people expect that over Christmas we’re automatically supposed to be happy.” Watch Olivia’s short video.
Mental health at Christmas | Olivia’s #mentalhealthselfie
A public conversation about mental health and wellbeing: Mental health is not the absence of illness. Nor is resilience and wellbeing an accident of fortune. This public conversation (held in April 2015) asks the question – what strategies can we put in place to better support individual and community mental health and wellbeing? Gregor Henderson- Director of Wellbeing at PHE. Download Gregor’s presentation slides here (PDF, 3MB) and video
The Hub will be open to all residents who have a Lambeth GP from Monday 29 June 2015. If you feel you would benefit from support from the Network please contact us on 020 3691 5080. You will be able to speak to an ‘Introductions coordinator’ who can support you with any concerns you have about your mental health.
The Living Well Network Hub is based at Streatham Job Centre, 3rd Floor, Crown House, Station Approach SW16 6HW and is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
The five ways to Wellbeing film was made as a collaboration between the Social inclusion Hope and Recovery Project (SHARP) and Michelle McNary, film maker and mental health service user. In 2008 the New Economic Foundation published five main ways to wellbeing: to connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. These are aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing for all. This beautifully shot, short film shows the personal accounts of how different individuals meet their 5 ways.
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