Good Thinking’s latest news, advice and tips on managing your mental health plus guest blogs and personal stories from experts, Good Thinking users and communities from across London.
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU). This blog addresses some of the main issues that black LSBU students identified as affecting their mental health and contains practical advice for coping with these challenges.
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU).This blog explains how racism can affect feelings of inferiority, hopelessness and low self-esteem and is a considerable mental health risk for the black community.
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU). This blog explains what microagressions, microassaults, microinsults and microinvalidations are, how they can affect black students' mental health, and how to address them with microaffirmations, microresistance and self-care.
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU). This blog asks ‘do you know what brings happiness to your life?’ and helps you to focus on the small things that bring you joy as a pathway to boosting your mental wellbeing.
In this blog, Andy Owusu explains how the Office for Students' Black Students Mental Health Project is using students' voices to develop resources that encourage black students to talk about mental health and gain access to the right support at London South Bank University (LSBU).
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU). This blog explores the benefits of getting to know yourself and seeking mental health support when you feel you need it.
This blog was written by Maaria Mahmood and Hadil Nour of the Muslim Youth Helpline, which has helped over 250,000 people since 2001.
This blog about dealing with depression and post-traumatic stress was written by former police officer Nigel Fawcett-Jones. Nigel is now a volunteer Police Chaplain and the UK manager of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, a team of crisis trained chaplains.
Jodi shares their experiences of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this guest blog by Mhairi Underwood of The Student Room, young people get advice about dealing with anxiety and stress ahead of results day.
This blog was written by MIRI, a musician and member of the Speakers Collective.
This article was written by Keith Winestein, a member of the Speakers Collective. Keith shares his lived experience of mental health, HIV and AIDS to help others challenge prejudice and to change behaviour.
This blog was written by Andrew Whitaker, the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Regional Leader for London. With a background in finance and a passion for people, Andrew wants to see everyone across London get the chance to be free of the burden of debt. Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a UK charity determined to reduce UK poverty by delivering debt counselling, money management, job clubs, life skills groups and support for people breaking life controlling habits.
Travis shares his experience of dealing with anxiety
This article was written by Caroline Lambie, a humanist celebrant with Humanists UK and the London coordinator of the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network.
Antonio Ferreira shares his experiences of dealing with mental health challenges.
This article was written by Paul Hurst, a counsellor, therapist and non-religious pastoral carer. It first appeared in a local magazine called Roundabout.
June 10-16 is Carers’ Week in the UK and Dr Richard Graham, Good Thinking’s Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, has been looking at the very vital and challenging role they play, and what we can do to help support and learn from them
April is #StressAwarenessMonth in the UK and Dr Richard Graham, Good Thinking’s Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, has been discovering: do people always know when they’re stressed?
It’s World Sleep Day on Friday 15 March 2019, so when Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking, says, “We really need to talk about sleep,” we sit up and listen
Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking, explains how the journey from listening to talking can be very personal – and that’s OK.