The evidence for mindfulness: Mental Health Awareness Week #mhaw15


Mental Health Awareness Week starts today! It’s all about mindfulness this year, so we are showing our support by highlighting the evidence-based blogs we’ve written on the subject over the last few years. Start here if you want to read about the evidence for mindfulness, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based group therapy.

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Peer support for people with long term conditions: guidance from the Mental Health Foundation


This brief new guidance will be of interest if you are involved in delivering or planning peer support for people with long term conditions. It’s the result of a research project carried out in Scotland during 2010-11, which reported that: Peer support activity for people with long term conditions across Scotland had a positive impact [read the full story…]

Updated booklets for patients, families and carers to mark National Dementia Awareness day


The Mental Health Foundation are marking the first National Dementia Awareness day by relaunching three of their patient information booklets that have recently been updated with the latest legislation and contacts. The booklets are all available as free PDF downloads from the Mental Health Foundation website and paper copies are available for a small fee. The [read the full story…]