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?”

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”

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

MEP Alliance for Mental Health #mentalreport

EYMH Young Activist Milos, from Serbia, shares his experience and opinions speaking at the MEP Alliance for Mental Health, 15th July, 2020 EYMH were asked to provide a speaker to take the floor first at the MEP Alliance for Mental Health meeting, who wer stating that the real second wave of the COVID-19 will relate toContinue reading “MEP Alliance for Mental Health #mentalreport”

How to involve young people as collaborators in psychotherapy research – #mentalreport

On 23rd June, some of our volunteer activists joined the Young Champions from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families at a focus group developing the ‘How to involve young people in psychotherapy research’ guidelines. Inga and Paulina, were 2 of the EYMH activists in attendance, and share their experiences of it below…Continue reading “How to involve young people as collaborators in psychotherapy research – #mentalreport”

Involving young people as co-designers/deliverers in psychotherapy research – Virtual Focus Group – 23rd June – 5:30pm – 7pm CET

Call out to young people 18-25 to impact future of youth mental health research across Europe