Raise Up next week!

EYMH strategy launch and Meet the trustees

Why are pets good for our mental health?

Studies show that pets reduce stress, anxiety and depression; ease loneliness; encourage exercise and improve your overall health. For example, people with dogs tend to have lower blood pressure and are less likely to develop heart disease. Playing with a dog, cat, or other pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which helps calmContinue reading “Why are pets good for our mental health?”

Ukrainian-Russian youth mental health support

Words are amiss in front of war and its terrible impact, including on mental health. Our hearts are with all the people affected by the war in #ukraine and we call for support, for bringing forward the voices of people with lived experience and for mental health awareness now more than ever. We see you, we hear you andContinue reading “Ukrainian-Russian youth mental health support”

Mind the Gap – A 2019 #mentalreport looking at mental ill-health as a disability

Mind the Gap – discussing mental health as a disability issue.

LGBTQ+ Coming out in times of pandemic

Rapporteur Eanna, shares the takeaways of the LGBTQ+ event held during Mental Health Week 2021.

Tattooing and Self-Care

EYMH Activist Emmy, shares a wonderful opinion piece on the links between tattoos and mental health, with several 1st hand accounts.

#mentalstories – Tattoos & self-care – Beth, UK

In this blog, Beth from UK, shares her journey of mental health and how tattoos have helped that journey. This article in no way encourages people to get tattooed ( especially underage teenagers) but rather to promote acceptance and challenge the negative perception of tattooed people as well as the idea that tattoos are aContinue reading “#mentalstories – Tattoos & self-care – Beth, UK”

#mentalreport – Active Ingredients

Read about our amazing work with Wellcome Trust, with our Peer Researchers Inga and Milos

Director Nick, joins WHO expert group on mental health impacts of COVID-19 in the WHO European Region

Mental health for everyone in the last year has been tough for everyone and as we move slowely towards a possible exit from the COVID-19 pandemic, so we must think of the long term mental health impact this may have on young people. With this in mind the World Health Organisation (WHO) have formed theContinue reading “Director Nick, joins WHO expert group on mental health impacts of COVID-19 in the WHO European Region”