Waitrose Community Matters

The Genesis Project has been selected by Waitrose for the Community Matters Scheme in their Oadby Branch:  36 Harborough Rd, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4LA   Photo Credit: Waitrose At the end of your shop in branch, you’ll receive a token to place in a box of the good cause you would like to support. The more tokens […]

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Service users providing feedback on what the Genesis Project should focus on next.

Genesis Community Summer Picnic 2016: Great Success

Each year the Genesis Projects holds its annual community Summer Picnic. It celebrates the project and its volunteers. This year’s picnic was a great success. Lots of feedback was given, new members registered and a joint celebration of the community. The Genesis Project is a service user lead project, and therefore this event enables the project […]

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LAMP's New CEO, Sue Langley

LAMP Announces New CEO

LAMP (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Langley as the charity’s new chief executive. Sue Langley takes over from Denise Chaney, who is retiring after helping to set the organisation up in 1989. Sue Langley. Photo credit – Pukaar News LAMP is aiming to recruit extra staff and […]

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Living with Psychiatric Medication Group

Living with Psychiatric Medication Group

Living with Psychiatric Medication Group has made several films about psychiatric medication and living with stigma from personal experience. What is the Living with Psychiatric Medication Group   Sandras Story   More information about the Group can be found on their website.

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The 2016 Happy Planet Index

This is the most efficient economy in the world Photo credit:   Beth Rankin The 2016 Happy Planet Index (HPI) results are in. For the fourth time, we’ve ranked countries all over the world based on how efficiently their residents are able to live long, happy lives right now, and in the future. Still, no […]

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Have your say on social welfare advice in Leicester

Leicester City Council’s Revenues and Customer Support Service is hosting a citywide event to discuss Social Welfare Advice in Leicester. The event is taking place on Monday 1st August 2016, in the Attenborough Hall, at City Hall, 115 Charles Street, from 9.30am-2.00pm. The aim of the event is to have an open and informal discussion […]

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How Japan came to believe in depression

Depression was not widely recognised in Japan until the late 1990s When an advertising campaign called it a “cold of the soul” sales of anti-depressants boomed Now some have been accused of faking depression to get time off work TORISUGARI I’m sitting on a psychiatrist’s couch in southern Japan, turning the pages of a manga […]

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Taser Gun being used at psychiatric settings

Tasers have no place in mental health care

For more than 10 years, Tasers have been used against patents in locked psychiatric settings, without monitoring or investigation. This practice must end.   An amendment to the policing and crime bill tabled by former health minister Norman Lamb in support of Black Mental Health UK’s campaign for an outright ban on Tasers against patients […]

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Employee Mental Health Needs to be a Priority for Business

Nearly all employees will feel down at some point in their career, and it’s your responsibility as a business owner to lend a helping hand in their Mental Health.   Stress, depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental health problems in the workplace. In fact, they’re so common that together they affect […]

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Genesis July Newsletter

The Genesis Project July Newsletter Update

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