Can data shape the future of mental health support?

Open data is being used to design resources for people with mental health conditions to help them find the right support. Photograph: Maksim Kabakou/Alamy If you’re experiencing a mental health issue, one of the people you probably least want to speak to about it is your employer. Disclosing depression or anxiety has long been seen […]

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Workplace Happiness And Wellbeing – It’s A State Of Mind

Workplace happiness and wellbeing is a hot topic right now – as seventeen million search results in Google will testify – and there are 1000s of wellbeing ‘solutions’ being offered to companies, from yoga sessions to paintball days. More sensibly, conferences like Wellbeing at Work are putting mental health right at the top of the […]

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Can apps improve your mental wellbeing?

Reaching for your phone to help with stress and sleep might feel counterintuitive, but there are now hundreds of wellbeing apps out there to help us find inner peace. With even the NHS on-board, there must something in it. Photograph: Getty Images To the smartphone-addled among us, advising the use of apps to fix mental […]

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The Many Health Benefits of Friends, Family, Community

Most people assert that life wouldn’t be nearly half as enjoyable, without the strong social network that makes us feel like less of ‘an island’. Friends, family and members of our community each fill the different ‘glasses’ which together enable us to be happy: the ‘glasses’ of fun, entertainment, trust, help, a shoulder to cry […]

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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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Toolkit to support wellbeing of carers and families

NHS England and its partners have developed a toolkit to help health and social care organisations work together in identifying, assessing and supporting the wellbeing of carers and their families. This toolkit covers new duties on NHS organisations brought about by the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, and includes numerous […]

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