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02/24/2017 at 16:19. Facebook
‘This year I’m running 44 marathons in 44 consecutive days. If all goes to plan I’ll run across every country in Europe and end up with some very tired legs…’

Peter’s written a truly inspirational blog about his journey from non-runner to marathon runner, to raise over £10,000 as well as help build awareness around the importance of talking about mental health.

Read Peter’s story here ...
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02/23/2017 at 09:44. Facebook
Have you seen our guide on how to make the most of the few minutes you have with your GP?

Around one third of all GP appointments are related to mental health, but we know it’s not always easy having that first conversation about your deepest feelings with your GP, someone you may hardly know.

Our ‘Find the Words’ guide offers help on how to talk to your GP about feelings you might find hard...
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02/22/2017 at 12:42. Facebook
Read Tom's blog about how using alcohol to mask his depression lead to the loss of something very important to him.

One more pint | Tom's blog on depression and alcohol

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02/20/2017 at 14:05. Facebook
Did you know? We have a regular text giving service, that gives you control each month to either give £3 via your mobile or to skip your gift that month.

£3 a month can help us give someone a place to turn to for support and information, and regular donors help us respond to this growing need.

Start today by texting MIND to 70007 to donate £3 a month.

Then each month you will receive a...
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02/17/2017. Facebook
“When Josh and I got engaged back in May 2015, we could not wait to get planning for the big day, but it was also on my mind that my mum would not be there to see it. We decided to support Mind on our wedding day as we wanted to come up with a way that we could honour her memory and give back to the charity at the same time.”

Heather’s written a powerful blog about her mum and what it meant...
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In memory of Mum - why I supported Mind on my wedding day | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

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02/16/2017. Facebook
When you experience a mental health problem it can feel like no one understands.

Peer support is about people using their experiences to help each other. Watch our new film to find out how>

What is peer support?

Find peer support wherever you are at www.elefriends.org.uk Three groups involved in our Side by Side programme explain how peer support helps them. Find out...

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02/15/2017. Facebook
A year ago the Five Year Forward View was published, making over 50 recommendations to drastically change and improve the way the NHS and others treat and support people with their mental health. These recommendations were accepted by the Government and the NHS. On the first anniversary of this landmark report, Geoff from our Campaigns team takes stock of progress [ Mind.org.uk Link ]
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02/14/2017. Facebook
For many people, whether they are in a relationship or not, #ValentinesDay can be hard.

Over the years, you've told us the 'perfect' relationships you see on TV, in advertising and on social media at this time of year can make you feel like you're not good enough or alone.

So this year, let's focus on looking after ourselves. Share our info and let people struggling today know they are not...
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Look after yourself on #valentinesday

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02/10/2017. Facebook
“I hadn’t done anything that had made me feel so proud of myself for years and years. I felt I'd taken a giant step towards conquering my PTSD and getting back in control of my future again after a long period of illness and hopelessness. There were many magical moments in R.E.D January that I'll never forget. Things like running confidently, happily and with strength past a location where I'd...
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I ran every day in January and started to conquer my PTSD | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

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02/09/2017. Facebook
"Little did I know that walking past the charity shop one rainy day in Hove and deciding to enquire about volunteering would see the dark clouds above me fade away and bring new light into my life. Not only have I made a difference to people’s lives, I have also made lots of new friends and built my own confidence as well."

Danika has blogged for us on how volunteering in a Mind shop helped...
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Volunteering gave me my life back | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

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02/08/2017. Facebook
In our first ever episode of #AskMind, Katherine from our information team gives us her top 5 tips for looking after yourself when coming off medication. If you have a question you'd like the team to answer in this way, write it in the comments below using the hashtag #AskMind.

*We wont be able to answer everyone's question on Youtube, as we can only do one of these a month. If you need...
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5 tips for when you want to come off your medication | #AskMind - Episode 1

These tips on our blog and all links mentioned are here [link] You can send your question to Mind's information team either by writing it in the comments, or...

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02/07/2017. Facebook
Last year, more people than ever got together to craft and fundraise for Mind by holding a Crafternoon! We want to say a huge thank you to all the amazing Crafternooners who joined us in 2016. Together you’ve helped us give thousands of people with mental health problems a place to turn. We’ll be launching our new Spring crafting ideas soon and between 2 and 5 March we've got a stand at the...
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02/06/2017. Facebook
"I think that from aged 19 to 36 I basically medicated my bipolar with alcohol and one thing fuelled the other, the thinking of the alcoholic and the thinking of someone who suffers from bipolar."

Life with a mental health problem can be hard. So hard sometimes that some people turn to drugs or alcohol in order to cope.

Unfortunately this can often make things worse. Jonny has vlogged for...
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Bipolar and alcohol | Jonny's #mentalhealthselfie

Find out more about bipolar http://mind.org.uk/bipolar Or more about the mental health effects of alcohol http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of...

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02/03/2017. Facebook
“Last year, I did a similar charity cycle from London to Paris in memory of my dad. I was petrified, but it turned out to be the best thing I have ever done and I met some of the most influential people in my life. Whilst cycling, I had a lot of time to think about Dad and it gave me an opportunity to find closure.”

Nadine’s blogged about why she’s cycling from London to Amsterdam to raise...
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Cycling for my dad, my friend and my own mental health | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

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02/02/2017. Facebook
Today is Time to Talk day. Conversations can change lives - have a conversation about mental health, and you'd be surprised at the difference it could make.

Nicole has blogged for us about how not all conversations need to be spoken.

We're proud to be part of the Time to Change campaign, today and every day.

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An Unspoken Conversation | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

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02/01/2017. Facebook
Imogen was on the other side of the world when her brother was arrested. This would be worrying for any sister to go through but Imogen feels extra protective of her brother, because he has a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

She blogs for us on how she coped with the anxiety, shame and anger that came from not being able to help him. Read more here > [ Mind.org.uk Link ]

On the other side of the world | Imogen's blog

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01/31/2017. Facebook
One in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point. We’re here to make sure no one has to face it alone.

We’re having an impact on millions of lives and mental health in general. People need our support more than ever, but we couldn’t do it without you. You make our work possible – thank you!

You can find out more about what we've achieved and our impact on our website...
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Our impact | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

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01/30/2017. Facebook
Sarah shares memories of her best friend Jade, and how losing her inspired Sarah to take on challenges for Mind - including the Iceland Lava trek

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Jade and my story | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

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01/27/2017. Facebook
“I will always remember how relaxed and happy music used to make Cara. She’d turn it up so loud and shimmy around the place saying how much she ‘loved this song’. She loved to sing along out loud like nobody was listening, just losing herself in the sound, and in hindsight, removing herself from the struggles she faced on a daily basis.”

Abi’s written a moving blog about her late sister,...
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Fundraising in memory of my big sis | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

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01/25/2017. Facebook
The Government is suggesting changes to welfare that it thinks will improve the lives of people with mental health problems. But one of these changes could expose thousands more people to the threat of having their benefits cut. We’ll be telling the Government that this simply must not happen. Sanctioning people is cruel and misguided. It can make them more ill, push them into poverty and...
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