MHM Services Celebrate National Vegetarian Week

Earlier in the year, we were successful in securing grant funding to run several cooking sessions to celebrate National Vegetarian Week. Mental ill-health and poor diets often go hand in hand, so when we became aware of the NVW funding we immediately saw an opportunity to run some practical, educational sessions with the people accessing our services, …

Get Your Copy Of MHM’S ‘Food for Mood’ National Vegetarian Week Cookbook!

To mark this year’s National Vegetarian Week (15th – 21st May 2017), many of MHM’s support services are running sessions introducing our clients to modern, healthy vegetarian cooking. To support these sessions and help people carry on trying new meals, we have produced a recipe booklet full of tips, nutrition advice and a week’s …

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 – Event Round-Up!

Last week, many of MHM’s services were busy running events and promoting their work as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 (8th-14th May). To mark the start of the week, CEO Helen Mackay shared a message exploring the theme for 2017, ‘Surviving or Thriving?’, reminding us that all MHM’s services base the support we offer …

Helen Mackay’s Message for Mental Health Awareness Week

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘Surviving or Thriving?’ which, rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, seeks to explore how we can help each other to thrive with good mental health. To thrive means to grow and develop, to ‘flourish’, and at MHM we have a proud history of striving …

MHM Support Mental Health Themes in Local Stage Production

Neil Gregory, a staff member at MHM, has spent the last few months supporting local student Chloe McLean to ensure that her BA (Hons) Final Major Project Performance represents mental illnesses on stage in a sensitive and accurate way. Back in December we received a message from Chloe McLean, a student at the University of Teesside studying Performing …

#OKtoSay Films – a Useful Resource for Mental Health Staff

The last few weeks have seen the release of several films created by the Heads Together campaign highlighting that it is #Oktosay. The short films feature people from all walks of life talking, often with the person that they first opened up to, about the life changing conversation that helped them cope with mental health difficulties. Trudy O’Brien, …

Farewell & Happy Retirement to Len Wilson

At the recent MHM Board of Trustees Meeting, the team said a fond farewell to Len Wilson as he announced his retirement. Below is his goodbye message, and a message from his successor Bruce Howorth. “After nearly 18 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of MHM, the last seven as its Chair, I retired from the Board at its meeting yesterday, …

Don’t be a Fool! Top 5 Misconceptions About Mental Health

This April 1st, make sure you’re not a fool when it comes to mental health – read on to see if you’ve been taken in by the five biggest and most damaging misconceptions about mental health… 1) “You’re either mentally ill or mentally healthy – there’s no in-between.” Just as a physically healthy person may occasionally get the …