Mental Health

Multi-colour psychedelic pattern to reflect the highs and lows of BiPolar Disorder

A lived experience journey of Bipolar Disorder

For World Bi-Polar Day, I am honoured that Chloe Cook an illustrator and teacher speaks of her lived experience and journey of Bipolar Disorder. I was fortunate to meet Chloe through a local business meet-up group. I am honoured to feature her story and thank her for sharing it with the Diverse Minds community. World Bipolar Day World Bipolar Day (WBD) is an initiative of the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder. It is celebrated each year on March 30th, the…

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7 ways to boost sleep and mental health

7 ways to improve sleep quality and boost your mental health

This week’s piece is all about ways sleep can boost your mental health for World Sleep Day. World Sleep Day Happy World Sleep Day! Today is an annual awareness day started by the medical community in the United States working in sleep medicine and research. These professionals kept encountering beliefs that sleep was not a priority for wellbeing.  World Sleep Day is hosted by World Sleep Society (WSS), a nonprofit based in the United States. WSS aims to lessen the…

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Three students having a conversation for student mental health day

Improving Student Mental Health in Universities

University Mental Health Day Today is University Mental Health Day, a national campaign to promote student mental health in higher education (HE). Run jointly by Student Minds and the University Mental Health Advisers’ Network (UMHAN). This year’s theme is the power of using your voice. Recognising we all have mental health, stories to share and how we can all use our voices to shape the future of student mental health. My experience of Higher Education During my 16 years of working in,…

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Woman with a hot water bottle on checked pyjamas to indicate pain relief

The Mental Impact of Endometriosis

For Endometriosis Awareness Week, this is a special piece about the mental impact of experiencing Endometriosis. I am delighted that Kells Swaby of Endo & U has written this blog for Diverse Minds. I  used to be a Trustee of the Endometriosis She Trust, so this is something I feel passionately about as an ally. Pain and Endometriosis I sit here writing this blog with my faithful Livia (a device that provides drug-free relief from menstrual cramps). It is attached…

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Lots of Hands making a heart in red

Four ways love can improve your Mental Health

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you sick of seeing red and pink everywhere yet? I am surprised that with each year  Valentine’s Day becomes more intense . Larger bouquets, boxes of chocolates, dine in for two offers and cards. What I do want to focus on however, is how love aka connection can improve your mental health. The story of St Valentine Saint Valentine of Rome was a priest and bishop in the 3rd Century Roman Empire. He ministered to Christians,…

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