mental health

The BBC’s recent series of documentaries triggered public discourse about life with mental health conditions. Anxiety and Me tracked Nadiya Hussain’s journey from Googling her symptoms through to starting cognitive behavioural therapy. Depression and Me...

The UK has a higher level of income inequality than most developed countries, with around one person in five currently living in poverty. In her passionate and well-received keynote talk, Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York, discussed the wide-...

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...