mental health

Having experienced her own difficulties with depression and self-harm, in What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me, Dame Kelly Holmes sets out to discover how other people cope, talking to TV personalities, writers, comedians, journalists and more about their mental health...

When The Reading Agency and Libraries Connected launched their first Reading Well Books on Prescription adult mental health list in public libraries in 2013, expert-endorsed helpful reading could be recommended or “prescribed” by health professionals and the books were also...

Rap music for many brings to mind themes such as exorbitant boasting, greed, gang-violence, sex, drug-use and money. However, as an evolving and varied entity, rap is possibly one of the most emotionally forthcoming, painfully honest and psychologically insightful genres of...

The UK government’s plans for child mental health (outlined in its 2017 green paper) would see mental health teams provide extra support in schools, and introduce waiting time targets. However, a recent joint report by the Education...

Bestselling author Matt Haig’s new book is Notes on a Nervous Planet (Canongate). Our editor Jon Sutton asked him about his approach to writing and mental health.

In Notes...

The annual Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, is now in its 12th year and runs from 7-27 May 2018. The festival aims to support the creativity of individuals expressing their interest and struggle with mental health...

Recently I read on a renowned charity website an article regarding the stigma attached to mental health in Muslim societies; that it is a ‘Western’ philosophy and that it simply doesn’t exist in Islam. While I am not a scholar in Islamic theology, I wanted to address some of...

Ross White is a Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, and an editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health. Our editor Jon Sutton wanted to hear more about the book.

Is the book an attempt...

There has been a great deal of activity over the last 10 years relating to the thorny issue of mental health, also called mental wellbeing. The government decided to back a project called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). This service was touted on the basis...

Without question, Shakiba Oftadeh Moghadam’s statement addresses an important topic. It is disappointing to see that rugby players, like athletes in many other professional sports, still show...