Posted on 16 September 2019
I keep a close eye on developments in the world of mental health and improving emotional wellness. Here are some of the best things around at the moment:
Work and mental health
Journalists in danger zones at mental health risk
Spotlight on one UK police force and how they are helping officers
Working away from home harms MPs mental health
Starbucks doing good things on mental health for its employees. Read more over at my Facebook page.
Royals and celebrities: speaking out and taking action
Singer Sam Smith on his sexuality, anxiety and how sharing his thoughts helped
Prince William builds on the Heads-Up campaign by reaching out to professional football
US footballers and Michelle Obama, giving support for those who are the first in their families to go to university
Kylie Jenner’s less than perfect life
Prince William backs hospital’s psychological support plan
Post-natal PTSD and birth trauma
Make birth better
New mother Sophie Butler’s story of how she got her mental equilibrium back after a traumatic birth experience
Mothers are not being listened to during the birth process. Study finds this is a big factor in birth trauma
Eye movement therapy helps mum Sophie Thomas overcome PTSD following birth.
New tech and social media: what’s new, and what are the experts saying
Virtual reality app helps children who are facing an operation cope with fears
Is social media changing our personalities permanently?
Mental health apps good or bad?
The ‘always on’ culture is harming mental health
Professional updates: the latest from governments, professional mental health organisations and the rest
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) adds a new definition of anxiety. Is it useful?
UK promises new government money for victims of sexual assault.
The long-term mental health plan for England announced
Too much prescription of addictive painkillers. Cognitive hypnotherapy can be the answer
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