Understanding mental health conditions

Dealing with a mental health condition can be a long and difficult journey, requiring understanding not only about the condition itself but also on what you can do to help yourself and others.

Mental health | Depression | Anxiety | Bipolar

Mental health

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    Frank and Rachel Bruno talk about mental health

    In this heartwarming video, Frank Bruno MBE talks with his daughter Rachel about their family’s journey through mental illness. 

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    Biggest fight of my life – Frank Bruno

    Frank Bruno MBE opens up to University of Reading students about his fight against mental health, and the power of activity and discipline, in an event to mark University Mental Health Day. 

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    Mental health awareness - course

    This Mental Health Awareness e-learning module will examine the increasing prevalence of mental health issues, including common types of illness and the symptoms of psychosis.


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    Learning to live with depression

    Jake, who is 31 and lives with depression, shares his insights into living with depression and how connecting to and opening up to a wide online community has helped him.

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    I had a black dog, his name was depression

    Millions of people around the world live with depression. In this short animated video and in collaboration with the World Health Organisation Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”.

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    Living with a black dog

    Millions of people around the world live with depression. Produced by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone in collaboration with WHO, this video is a guide for partners, carers and sufferers of depression.

  • Love Someone Who Has Depression? This is What You Need to Know.

    Loving and supporting someone with depression

    Julia Christina talks about loving someone with depression, and shares some meaningful insights and tips of what you can do to help and support them.


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    Six steps to improving your emotional intelligence

    Sometimes emotions don’t make sense, and sometimes being emotional doesn’t mean you’re emotionally intelligent. Ramona shares her experience of growing up, and shows us six steps to become more emotionally intelligent.

  • Anxiety


    Looking after your health and wellbeing is about looking after the whole of you. We are working with Turning Point to offer access to online information and advice along with evidence-based structured interventions on a range of wellbeing topics covering mind, body and behaviour. 

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    Tips to combat anxiety in public speaking

    Getting nervous before and during a presentation is completely common, but you don’t have to let nerves effect your performance.

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    Dealing with anxiety at work

    In this video Noah Elkrief talks about what it is that creates our anxiety at work and how to deal with it.

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    How to cope with anxiety

    In her talk “How to cope with anxiety” Olivia Remes of the University of Cambridge shares her vision on anxiety and unravels ways to treat and manage this health disorder.


  • The science behind mood disorders

    The science behind mood disorders

    Mood disorders are complicated and rarely eliminated with a single cure. This video examines mood disorders and looks at the symptoms of depressive and bipolar disorder.

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