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“The need for organisations to keep the flame burning has never been more vital.” 30 Years of Manchester Mind

October 16, 2019 Comments Off on “The need for organisations to keep the flame burning has never been more vital.” 30 Years of Manchester Mind

Anxiety is at an all-time high.

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Why we should be deeply concerned by Boris Johnson’s toxic attitude to mental health

July 30, 2019 Comments Off on Why we should be deeply concerned by Boris Johnson’s toxic attitude to mental health

Is it just me or is there a distinct whiff of apocalypse in the air?

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‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

January 28, 2019 Comments Off on ‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

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Northern Soul is still doing RED January 2019

January 17, 2019 Comments Off on Northern Soul is still doing RED January 2019

It’s January. The weather is rubbish, the piggy bank is empty and we’re all feeling a little bit sluggish. It can also be the time of year where our mental health needs some TLC. Northern Soul’s Emma Yates-Badley has registered for RED January 2019, a community initiative that encourages people to support their mental health by doing something active every single day. Emma will be writing about her experience in a weekly blog. In partnership with independent mental health charity, Mind, RED January can provide a focus in a characteristically tough month, empowering you to start the year as you mean to go on. 

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The Beauty of Broken Things by Catherine North

Book Review: The Beauty of Broken Things by Catherine North

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: The Beauty of Broken Things by Catherine North

I’m increasingly drawn to stories set in the places I know well.

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“Go peddle your bad advice and fat-shaming elsewhere.” Northern Soul takes on the diet industry

August 9, 2018 Comments Off on “Go peddle your bad advice and fat-shaming elsewhere.” Northern Soul takes on the diet industry

I’ve just carried out a social media cull.

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Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig

Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

I have the propensity to be anxious about most things – electrical goods, being late, saying no, upsetting people, gas hobs, plug sockets, disease, forgetting things – so a book titled Notes on a Nervous Planet calls to me like a gin & tonic on a hot day. 

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You’re not a little bit OCD, I am

August 11, 2017 Comments Off on You’re not a little bit OCD, I am

I have a tough time keeping my mouth shut about topics that I feel passionate about.

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