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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.

#mentalreport – Active Ingredients

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

First ever European wide event on youth mental health ‘I feel, You feel’ #mentalstories

Read this wonderful blog about the first ever youth focused event for young people and mental health across Europe, written by co-host for the day Lysiane