This Christmas please donate to the Friends in Need appeal.
At Depression Alliance we believe together, we're happier, which is why with funding from The Insurance Charities we set up Friends in Need, to create a platform that can help end the loneliness and isolation that often comes with depression.
Charities, celebrities, MPs and faith leaders are amongst the many signatories to back the new Equality for Mental Health Campaign.
Well here we are in February. A year ago I wrote about January depression but I seem to have escaped that this year, possibly because I am practising Mindfulness, but also because I am applying strategies that I write about in this post.
Catherine Clark cooked and hosted a pop up restaurant in Surrey, to raise funds for Depression Alliance. A long time sufferer of depression, Catherine's mission is to get the condition 'out of the closet' and talked about. To that end she had three speakers – a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, a mindfulness practitioner and a representative from Catalyst to talk to the diners between courses.
The BBC’s Life After Suicide, following one woman’s quest to find out why some people choose to end their lives and the consequences for those left behind is heartfelt and thought-provoking. It explores the recurring question of why we as a society, are so afraid to talk about suicide, when it is in fact the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK.