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Richard’s December Blog

Christmas gets a bad press in mental health circles. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard people say how they’re dreading the ordeal of Christmas, especially in the absence of family and friends, as something to be endured until January’s merciful reprieve. Even if...

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Richard’s February Blog

I’m often a week late reading the Sunday papers so ... fascinating article in last Sunday’s Observer on whether workplaces should follow the example of Parliament and employ psychiatrists for the benefit of staff. Alistair Campbell, now a Time to Change ambassador,...

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Richard’s March Blog

We’re just making appointments to a brand new Peer Support service in Southampton. This is a really exciting development for all of us who believe that, while conventional services merely treat, Peer Support also has the power to inspire. I was talking with an old...

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Health not wealth and the price of austerity

Health not wealth and the price of austerity. April, we’re told, is the cruellest month, and April 2013 is the month that the welfare reforms kick in. For the last year, whenever we’ve asked people with mental health issues what most concerns them about the future,...

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Richard’s May Blog

Great fun walking 40k for Solent Mind with colleagues and friends on Saturday, raising money and flying the flag for Solent Mind at the Great Divide event. Sussex looked a picture, except when interrupted by horizontal rain. But we survived, and seem to have prospered...

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Guest Blog: Moving on Up!

I was absolutely delighted to be invited to present at Solent Mind’s Wellbeing Centre this Saturday, where I shared simple, practical techniques with the gorgeous users of the Eastleigh and Winchester centres. The techniques were about overcoming depression, anxiety,...

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Thank you to our volunteers!

This week has been Volunteers Week, and Solent Mind would like to say thanks for all the work our volunteers do! In this blog, Karl and Eva talk about why they volunteer for us. Hello, my name is Karl, I am a 30 something (rapidly approaching 40!), average guy. I have...

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