World Mental Health Day 2019

Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. This year's theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is “suicide prevention”. Read more

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

Neil Gregory, Learning & Development Officer at MHM discusses how we can all make a difference in the prevention of suicide. Read more

Improving Employment Support

Kevin Jarman, the Joint Unit for Work and Health’s Lead on the Employment Advisors in IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme, spoke at our staff conference about the project’s progress so far. Read more

What is the Veterans' Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS)?

David Powell, gave a fascinating keynote presentation at our Annual Staff Conference on military mental health and the 'TILS'. Read more

A typical day in the life of a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

Stephanie works as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for the North Staffordshire Wellbeing Service. She told us about a typical day in her work providing cognitive behavioural therapy for common mental health problems. Read more

Volunteers support cyclists raising money for MHM

On Saturday some of the volunteers from our ‘Being Active Matters’ project in Northumberland were up bright and early to help out at the first Wooler Wheel cycling event of the year. Read more

Walking to Wellbeing!

May is National Walking Month, an annual celebration of walking that’s led by the charity Living Streets. Walking, like other physical activities, releases endorphins which improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety. Read more

Make Your Move – employment support across the North-East

Make Your Move is a specialist employment support service provided by MHM. Read on to find out what they do, and how they supported client James* to get back into work. Read more

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Over the past month, 39 MHM staff members from across the country have been attending Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Nicola, who attended one of the two-day workshops, told us a bit more about what the training involves and what she thought of it. Read more

Learn about the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing'

To celebrate World Health Day, we take a look at what the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' are and how they might help to improve your mental health. Read more

Tips for identifying and reducing stress

According to the Mental Health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. Andrea Rutherford, MHM's Learning & Development Officer has provided information on identifying and reducing stress. Read more

Things you might not know about Bipolar

30th March 2019 is World Bipolar Day. Bipolar is a serious illness thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain which causes severe mood swings. Read more