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 | Low mood | Depression | Anxiety | Bipolar | PTSD

Mental health

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    Finding support for mental health issues

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    If you have found it difficult to access mental health services in your local area, this article explores some of the options that are available to you.

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    How to talk to your GP about your mental health

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    If you’re feeling worried about speaking to your GP about your mental health, here are some tips to prepare for your appointment. 

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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

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    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.

Low mood

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    Understanding low mood

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    Feeling low from time to time is a part of life, and we’ve all experienced periods of sadness, upset, and disappointment at some point in our lives. Low mood can be distressing, but there are things we can all do to recover and return to our usual routines.

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    Low mood

    Source: Turning Point

    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.

Depression

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    How to manage depression

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    This article offers general information on depression and some of the ways you might choose to access support and manage your condition.

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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.

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    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.

Anxiety

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    How to manage anxiety

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    Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. This article looks at the causes of anxiety and options for managing it.

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    Anxiety

    Source: Turning Point

    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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    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.

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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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    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.

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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.

Bipolar

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    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.

PTSD

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    Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder

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    A traumatic event can cause anyone to feel anxious, scared and distressed. It’s estimated that one in three people who have been exposed to a traumatic event will go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or complex-post traumatic stress disorder (c-PTSD). 

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