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Jade talks about how their experiences with art have changed through time, and how it’s effected their mental wellbeing.

I have a complex personal relationship with art. It’s not so much a secret talent, but an unmentioned one, and with reason.

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One of our writers, Anna, has created a list with her top strategies for getting through a panic attack.

So you’re having a panic attack.

They’re not fun, I know. But you will get through this, I promise.

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2017’s blog series begins with Founder, Ella Marshall, as she explains her feelings coming back into the project for the second time…

Freedom of Mind Festival is back for it’s second year and once again, I am incredibly proud of all the great events we have in store, which have been brought together by the generosity and willpower of Freedom of Mind volunteers.

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When you think of mental illness, what comes to mind? For this week’s blog post an anonymous writer explores invisible mental health problems, and why we aren’t talking about them.

Just to note: this post talks about childhood trauma. Not in explicit detail, but rather the long term effects.

I’m pretty sure most ­people with some form­ of mental health problem have heard of Ti­me to Talk, part of t­he work of Time to Ch­ange. The idea is tha­t the more people who­ experience mental il­lness talk about thei­r condition, the more­ society as a whole c­an begin to understan­d and the less stigma­ there will be around­ mental illness. So f­ar, so good.

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Dean Ayotte is a coordinator for The Bristol Cable, a media co-operative created and owned by over 1200 people. Here he talks through his own journey with work and how it has affected his mental health.

It’s November 2012 and I’m at the Job Centre on a cold morning.

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Ben talks about the University of Bristol’s Peace of Mind student society and how they foster an environment that is open and constructive for all.

Peer support groups are increasingly filling the void created by the various inadequacies of services provided by the NHS.

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Tickets for our launch party are now on sale! Join us at the O2 Academy Bristol on the 30th September 2016 for a celebration of creativity. Featuring live music performances, short films and art installations. Buy your tickets now!

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Freedom of Mind presents a conference unlike any you have been to before. This all-day event will explore young people’s emotional wellbeing and discuss the factors that impact upon it. Bringing together young people who use mental health services and those who provide them. Book now to attend this unique event.

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