Personal stories about mental health

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It started with Fern Britton talking about depression in the Radio Times.  Then came the news of cricketer Michael Yardy's public disclosure of his depression when he flew back from the World Cup, with the open support of his club and colleagues, and much – supportive – media comment.Then I got talking to a BT engineer who...

What an honour it was to spend World Mental Health Day with Olympic gold medallist Philips Idowu on our walk through Camden to the fantastic Time to Get Moving event at the N1 shopping centre in Islington. We were met on arrival by some great Bollywood dancing, which got the crowds active and the message across. And I...

Time to Change Champion Kate Wilkinson reviews Shakespeare's Globe's production of 'Bedlam' and reflects on how attitudes and treatments have changed..."Shakespeare's Globe provides the perfect backdrop for Nell Leyshon's 'Bedlam' - a play set in an 18th century London mental institution. The plot hinges on the shocking...


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