Donna's Story: Depression is a Liar Part 3

May 07, 2021
Content Warning: This blog discusses topics which some readers may find triggering. 
In this blog series, we will share the personal stories of those who have struggled with their mental health. We hope to show the universality of mental health problems and empower others to ask for help.
In the final part of Donna's Story, Donna reflects on her experiences and looks to the future.

 

My Ongoing Wellbeing Journey
When I first recovered from depression, I made some changes in my life...

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Donna's Story: Depression is a Liar Part 2

Apr 23, 2021
Content Warning: This blog discusses topics which some readers may find triggering. 
In this blog series, we will share the personal stories of those who have struggled with their mental health. We hope to show the universality of mental health problems and empower others to ask for help.
In the second part of this blog, Donna shares the steps and tools that helped her with her depression. 

Recognise it as an illness.
You did not choose to be ill with depression. The same way you...

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The Future of Work: Wellbeing in the Workplace

Apr 13, 2021

In this new series, we examine the lessons from the last year and consider how business leaders can support their staff and businesses through wellbeing-led innovation. 

Having trouble sleeping?

Work on your mind?

Our bodies are just like a car. We need to be maintained through diet, sleep, exercise etc. And just like a car, when our wellbeing is affected by worry, poor diet, or a lack of sleep, we can breakdown.

This is not only bad for us, but has a knock-on effect on our...

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Donna's Story: Depression is a Liar Part 1

Apr 08, 2021
Content Warning: This blog discusses topics which some readers may find triggering. 
In this new blog series, we will share the personal stories of those who have struggled with their mental health. We hope to show the universality of mental health problems and empower others to ask for help. In this three part blog, Donna shares her experiences with depression

We all have Mental Health, as well as Physical Health.  All 7.6 Billion of us that live on Planet Earth.  And...

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Mental Health Crises among Children are on the Rise - We Need Greater Levels of Support

Mar 12, 2021
Content Warning: This blog discusses topic which viewers may find upsetting, including discussing issues around self-harm and suicide among minors. If you are a young person struggling with your mental health, support is available on the YoungMinds website.
In this blog, we look at the rising issue of mental health crises among children both in recent years and particularly since the onset of the pandemic.

The effects of lockdown on mental health have frequently been in the headlines...

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International Women's Day in the Pandemic

Mar 08, 2021
Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), a day celebrating the achievements of women and demanding full gender equality. In this blog, we take a quick look at IWD’s purpose and history and its meaning today.
We would like to warn readers from the beginning that this blog discusses some sensitive and potentially upsetting topics.

International Women’s Day has a long and rich history, which can be traced back to women’s marches through New York in 1908 demanding voting...

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Blog: A Look at the Demographic Figures Behind Vaccine Uptake

Mar 01, 2021
Some of our recent work has looked at the UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme and the lower rates of uptake among ethnic minorities. In this blog we are going to look at topics which have so far received less coverage.

In recent months, we have been working on promoting awareness and education about vaccination and highlighting disparities levels of uptake. As part of this work, we are now going to take a look at some of the research on figures about levels of vaccine uptake among...

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Uptake of the Covid-19 Vaccine is Already Lower Among Ethnic Minority Communities. We Need to Act Now

Feb 15, 2021
In the next of our Covid-19 vaccines series, we take a look at the issues around lower uptake among ethnic minorities, examine the causes of this problem and look for solutions. We would like to note that data on vaccine uptake is only starting to emerge, so it is too early to have a full picture.

As the Coronavirus vaccine roll-out continues fears that uptake would be lower among ethnic minorities are increasingly being confirmed.

Just 57% of BAME respondents in a December survey for the...

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Tackling the rise in anti-Chinese hate crimes with Sarah Owen

Feb 08, 2021
On 20th January 2020 Meridian Wellbeing hosted the third of its Tackling Hate Crime webinars with the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets, with Member of Parliament Sarah Owen speaking.
“It is clear that everyone at Meridian Wellbeing and CATH are hugely committed to tackling hate crime and the impacts on our community. We need to see greater support groups like them, so more people can access the fantastic mental health support and work they do” - Sarah Owen MP.

Since the...

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Covid-19 Vaccines: The Facts, the Controversies and the Misconceptions

Feb 01, 2021
 
In the second part of our mini-series on the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccines we look at the facts, controversies and misconceptions.

In recent months, the United Kingdom has approved and begun to roll-out the Coronavirus vaccine.

By September, it is hoped that the vaccine will have been offered to everybody. This would pave the way for the population as a whole to be immunised from Covid-19, offering a way out of lockdown.

Some of the details of what vaccination is, how it works, how...

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