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Avatar therapy ‘reduces power of schizophrenia voices’

Friday 24th November 2017 Confronting an avatar on a computer screen helped patients hearing voices to cope better with hallucinations, a UK trial has found. Patients who received this therapy […] Read more

Hunt challenges social media giants on cyber-bullying

Wednesday 1st November   Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is meeting social media giants, including Facebook and Twitter, to challenge them on cyber-bullying. In tweets ahead of the discussions, he says […] Read more

World Mental Health Day: The charts that show that the UK is in the midst of a mental health awakening

Tuesday 10th October 2017 This year’s World Mental Health Day comes at a time of great change in the world of mental health – with more people coming forward and […] Read more

Feeling down? It could be the ‘September blues’

Thursday 31st August 2017 By Kate Palmer   If returning to work or school in September and shorter, colder days seem like a gloomy prospect, you’re not alone. Autumn can […] Read more

How online NHS therapy helped me with my post-natal depression

Tuesday 29th August 2017   Appointments for online therapy have doubled in the past two years in England to around 14,000 a month. Although that only accounts for 4% of […] Read more

NHS trials new mobile app to treat paranoia

Tuesday 22nd August 2017   People with paranoia are to be offered a new NHS app which encourages them to slow down their thinking. Users can input information about distressing […] Read more

Hairdressers refuse to shave depressed teen’s matted hair

Tuesday 8th August 2017 By Georgina Rannard   Beauty rituals may not be the first thing you think about in relation to mental health, but when an American hairdresser told […] Read more

How magnets treat depersonalisation

Wednesday 26th July 2017 By Ciaran Tracy   Depersonalisation disorder, sometimes known as DPD, leaves sufferers feeling like they’re not part of the world they live in. “I feel spaced […] Read more

Boris the dog attends University of Reading graduation

10th July 2017 A mortar board-wearing family dog was invited to a university graduation ceremony to help soothe a guest’s anxiety. Daisy Evans, 23, was watched by four-year-old springer poodle […] Read more

Lincoln City’s Nathan Arnold hosts mental health event

Wednesday 5th July 2017 Lincoln City footballer Nathan Arnold is hosting an “Anxiety Awareness” evening at the club’s Sincil Bank stadium. The 29-year-old has spoken out about his battle with […] Read more

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