1st February 2018 marks Time to Talk Day – an initiative running since 2014, encouraging people to talk more openly about mental wellbeing and mental health issues. Shanika shares why she believes Time to Talk Day is important, and why those of faith need to sit up and take notice of it as much as anyone else.
Articles in the 'Mental Health' category
Bishop Dr. Delroy Hall writes in this Black History Month guest blog that black people still have much injustice to worry about in society, but despite everything, still find ways to thrive.
SCM member Shanika Ranasinghe writes about how mindfulness of the here and now has helped her observe Lent this year.
Catholic SCM member and former student Rhys McKavanagh, tells us how he deals with depression at Christmas time.
Following recent studies showing that mental illness has soared among young women in the UK, and that university mental health services are struggling with a 50% increase in demand, a student who would prefer to remain anonymous reflects on her struggles with mental illness at university.
SCM Member Shanika Ranasinghe shares her experience of schizoaffective disorder for Time to Talk day.
Jacque reflects on the links between practising spirituality and mental health.
Time to Change have launched a nationwide initiative today called 'Time to Talk'. On this Thursday 5th February, they're asking everyone to take five minutes to have a conversation with someone about mental health. You can find out more about the project and get a resource pack on the Time to Change website.
Jacque reflects on a day spent visiting three mental health services in Manchester.
Whilst on placement at Mind my primary project is the 'Wellbeing Workshops', and I also spend time building relationships with service users, seeing other groups and now I'm settled I'll be spending time visiting other mental health services in the area. As part of the process of reflecting on my work at Mind I have regular meetings with a support person to help me reflect theologically on my experiences. In this week’s blog I would like to recount one aspect of a recent conversation I had with him, where we discussed the language used when talking about mental health issues.