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Jun
9
2021

Run the London Marathon for McPin!

The ballot for the London Marathon may be closed but it’s not too late to secure your place in support of McPin & mental health research

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Mar
7
2021

Endometriosis and mental health: exploring intersecting lived experiences

We must reflect on how mental health connects to a range of other experiences including physical health, says Tanya MacKay

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Feb
15
2021

“Being a lesbian in a homophobic world contributed to the psychotic condition I developed, aged 14”

Dolly Sen reflects on the challenges she experienced growing up as a lesbian and what health professionals and researchers can do to treat LGBT+ people with greater equality, respect and dignity

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Feb
9
2021

“Sometimes when there is no verbal disapproval, the look on a person’s face, or the deep breath in, can speak volumes.”

Prejudice against LGBT+ people still exists and can cause significant psychological damage. We need to change this, says Gary Coyle

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Feb
3
2021

“Sharing is brave”: Reflections on how to connect

For Time To Talk Day 2021, we reflected on ‘The Power of Small Conversations’ and thought about what helps us and others start these often difficult conversations about our mental health

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Jun
14
2020

“With my healthy strategies for coping unavailable, how was I supposed to manage?” Life in a time of Covid-19

Our blogger describes how lockdown precipitated a drastic decline in her mental health, and what we need to learn from times like this 

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May
21
2020

#KindnessMatters, but is it enough?

Dan Robotham discusses this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week

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May
20
2020

Appreciating kindness a whole new way

Humma Andleeb reflects on a podcast by Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Dr David Hamilton about kindness, and how we can continue to find opportunities to be kind during lockdown

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Feb
7
2019

This Time to Talk Day, take time to time to listen

When someone opens up about their mental health difficulties, my personal experience and McPin's research into peer support, has taught me that the most valuable thing is to listen, says Rose Thomson

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