Category Archives: Mental Health & Wellbeing News

Mental health and wellbeing news relating to services across Suffolk, The Mind Sanctuary and mental health and wellbeing national news/movements

Good Mood Food Recipe – Lemon Ginger Salmon, by Sarah Birrell (The Bury Natural Health Centre)

Salmon is a good source of protein and Omega 3 fatty acids. It is thought that Omega 3 fatty acids feed the brain, enabling the neurotransmitters to flow more easily. Consequently these fatty acids are really important for helping to combat feeling of depression and anxiety, poor memory, and to balance hormones and improve positive…

Good Mood Food Recipe – Berry Clever Nutrition, Salmon and Fennel in a Bag

Salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, which are needed for several reasons, including keeping our arteries healthy, keeping the immune system working and supporting brain function. The brain is made of fat and it is thought that omega 3 fatty acids feed the brain which therefore makes the neurotransmitters flow more…

Suffolk Libraries invites people with experience of mental health issues to become ‘living books’

Individuals whose lives have been affected by mental health issues are being invited to take part in the Human Libraries project, organised by Suffolk Libraries. This concept is quite new in the UK but is an excellent way to create understanding surrounding a range of sensitive issues, including mental health, alcohol awareness, drug awareness and…

New study finds self-help books help ‘treat depression’

A new study featured on the BBC website suggests that prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression. Patients offered books, plus sessions guiding them in how to use them, had lower levels of depression a year later than those offered usual GP care. The effect was seen in addition to…

The Terrible Twos! Help Us Avoid Them!

In January 2013 it’ll be two years since the launch of The Mind Sanctuary in it’s current format. As this year draws to a close, we’re trying to assess what people like/dislike about The Mind Sanctuary and whether we are fulfilling the social objectives for which The Mind Sanctuary was initially started. To help with…

Subjects Needed for Mental Health Photographic Exhibition

When making difficult decisions, feeling low or needing space to contemplate, many people turn to a specific place that is special to them and helps them to feel at peace, a place of sanctuary.  It may be a particular location such as a special beach, woodland area, or place of worship. Or it may be…

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