Our latest MQ Open Mind webinar was on Black mental health. We gathered experts on this vital subject from Diverse Cymru, Colourful Minds, as well as one of our MQ Ambassadors Andrea Corbett. Our webinar covered so much that our guests didn't get a chance to answer all of your questions. Here are some of your questions from the Black mental health webinar.
Starting university can be a daunting prospect within itself, but beginning during a global pandemic adds another layer of difficulty for new and returning students. Luckily there are brilliant services such as Nightline to offer support. Nightline is a listening service open at night run by and for students. We caught up with Samuel Donnelly, Head of Communications at Nightline to discuss mental health as the new university year begins.
On World Suicide Prevention Day 2020, read about three projects the research charity MQ: Transforming Mental Health have funded on suicide. We want to find out why suicide happens, and what we can do to prevent it.
In 2019 MQ funded four mental health projects that have improved the lives of people living with mental illness. Read about a treatment for people who have persistent worry and anxiety, an intervention to reduce suicides, the neuroscience behind traumatic memories, and group therapy for people with HIV in Northern Uganda.
We’ve relaunched our award-winning MQ Open Mind podcast as a webinar. We are discussing the science behind mental health and addressing some of the most important current topics in mental health.
Our next webinar is on Black mental health matters. You can join us on Thursday 13th August, 5.30-7.30pm to learn more about the important topic of Black mental health. Reserve your free ticket now.
Sam works for Coutts, who recently completed a charity challenge of completing the distance of the UK coastline to raise money for MQ and Place to Be, and raising over £100,000 in the process. Sam felt particularly connected to the cause due to her own experiences of mental illness.
Jenny Csecs is a Clinical Psychologist working with Dr Jessica Eccles and her team on developing a new targeted treatment for people living with anxiety and hypermobility. She shares the five things she's learned through mental health research that she applies to her daily life.
As many people tentatively return to socialising after months of being at home, fresh challenges and worries may arise about managing social distancing and controlling anxieties about the pandemic as a whole.
We recently hosted our first MQ Open Mind Webinar, where were joined by expert panellists to discuss how to look after our mental health as lockdown eases.
After the webinar, we asked each of our panellists their one piece of advice to for people to bear in mind as lockdown eases. Here's what they told us.