Freedom of Mind Festival 2018 is HERE! Our second main event was a wellbeing walk at Leigh Woods! And we were hoping some dogs would come along too. Missed the event? Check out Anna and Cai’s thoughts on how it went… Cai’s Experience I love dogs. And so when the idea of a dog walkRead more

Freedom of Mind Festival 2018 is HERE! We started this week long adventure with, well, exactly that! An afternoon on adventure! We collaborated with the Women’s Adventure Expo to put on the Adventure and Wellbeing event at Watershed. Missed the event? Check out Katie’s thoughts on how it went… We kicked off with an afternoonRead more

One of our content creators – Emily – recently ran the Bristol Half Marathon to help raise awareness about mental health through raising money for us. These are her thoughts after finishing.   109 runs, 407.1miles, 2 days 18 hours 13 minutes and 28 seconds. The total amount of runs, miles and time put inRead more

Mel is a YouTuber who talks often about body positivity. In this video, she shares about how her mental health has affected her body image. I’m Mel Ciavucco and I make body image and self-esteem YouTube videos. I totally support body positivity and think that we should all love our bodies, but sometimes I feelRead more

In this piece, Ruth explains why LGBT+ visibility is important and what affect positive representation can have on your mental health. It is a basic human instinct to desire acceptance, this is something we all value to some extent or other. We want to belong and fit in, be that in our family or amongRead more

In this piece – Emily reflects on how running has helped her mental health, and what this latest roadblock means for her.   Exercise releases endorphins. Endorphin [noun] ‘Any of a group of hormones secreted within the brain and nervous system and having a number of physiological functions. They are peptides which activate the body’sRead more

In this Guest Blog Post by Taya Bryant, they write about their own experience with recovering from mental ill health, and how it has impacted their relationships. It all started for my second year of university, Doctors classified me with depression. However, my mental health didn’t just affect me, but it affected my relationship withRead more

In this three part series, we wanted to examine Coping Strategies and how you can use them to become a more resilient and mentally healthy person. Read the first part here, and the second part here. Anna, Bex and Emily have spent 30 days creating Gratitude Journals to see the effect on their mental health.Read more

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