We all have mental health.

"If we don't act urgently, by 2030 depression will be the leading illness globally - Mental Health Foundation, 2016.  As promised, I've written a blog post in honour of #worldmentalhealthday.   Anyone who knows me knows that mental health is incredibly close to my heart having suffered with depression and generalised anxiety disorder since I … Continue reading We all have mental health.


The Brain, The Body, The Behaviour – Depression

What is depression? It is reported that globally 350 million individuals suffer from depression. There are two main types of depression; Recurrent depressive episodes; this is where an individual suffers from repeated depressive episodes, which can last for up to two weeks. Thier episode can be characterised as mild, moderate or severe, depending on the severity and … Continue reading The Brain, The Body, The Behaviour – Depression

Are our minds more powerful than drugs?

A meta-analysis by University of Oxford has looked into the effectiveness of mindfulness as a treatment for depression, and found that the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) prevented people relapsing back into depression withing 5 months as well as anti-depressants. However, what does this mean? And what even is mindfulness? And are you even aware that you're … Continue reading Are our minds more powerful than drugs?