What is Mental Health and How Can We Spot & Support Those with Depression?

By Sophie Steventon, Insight Executive, OPEN Media. What is meant by the term "mental health?"For me, the term "mental health" is something I hear and talk about almost every day of my life but is something which is so hard to define as it means many different things to everybody. Living with two of my … Continue reading What is Mental Health and How Can We Spot & Support Those with Depression?

How to Encourage and Normalise Conversations About Mental Health at Work

By Ellie Gray. Nobody will be surprised to hear that over the last year, more people than ever before have been struggling with their mental health. According to the ONS, almost one in five of us were likely to be experiencing some form of depression in June 2020. Before the pandemic, this figure was at … Continue reading How to Encourage and Normalise Conversations About Mental Health at Work

Self-care: why we should be practising it simply

By Sophie Steventon, Insight Executive, OPEN Media. We are constantly hit with a barrage of bad news. Whether on the TV, social media or even chatting to family and friends, scary and upsetting news is being fed to us daily and it is extremely hard to escape it all. Whether we like it or not, … Continue reading Self-care: why we should be practising it simply

Mental Health Awareness Week 18 – 24 May

Words: Mark Smith When I was at my lowest point, a stranger wrote me a letter A few years ago I experienced a dark patch – not a bad day, week or troublesome month, but something far longer term and more significant, something that changed my outlook forever. I’ve heard it called many things; depression, … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 18 – 24 May