From Sarah Hughes, Centre for Mental Health <[email protected]>
Subject Latest news and research from the Centre
Date June 4, 2021 4:00 PM
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** June 2021
Hello from Sarah!
Dear friends,

We hope you've been enjoying some long overdue sunshine. It’s been another busy month for us here at the Centre. We’ve published new research ([link removed]) into how creative and sporting activities can make mental health support more accessible for boys and young men. You can find out more on this in our YouTube Q&A ([link removed]) .

This week we were deeply disappointed to see the insensitive and harmful reactions to Naomi Osaka opening up about her mental health difficulties. When someone at work raises concerns about their mental health and asks for help, it’s vital that they are believed, taken seriously, and met with a compassionate and sensitive response. You can read our response to these events here ([link removed]) . Also, do take a look at Kadra Abdinasir’s latest blog ([link removed]) on current policy and rhetoric around managing behaviour in schools – we’re clear that the Government need to put young people’s wellbeing at the heart of any approach.

Do you fancy joining our team? We're looking for a new Public Affairs & Policy Lead and a Researcher with Quantitative Skills. Could this be you? Find out more about the roles
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Be sure to also check out our brilliant
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Take care,

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‘Thriving Not Just Surviving’ was a three-year programme funded by Comic Relief to deliver community-based mental health support tailored to the needs of boys and young men. Centre for Mental Health evaluated this programme and found that embedding mental health support in sporting and creative activities can engage boys and young men who might find traditional services less welcoming or relevant.

Download the report here ([link removed])

Live Q&A: Supporting young men's mental health ([link removed])

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Kadra Abdinasir and Ibrahim Hirsi answer your questions about ways to support young men's mental health

Podcast: Marsha McAdam 'speaking up with borderline personality disorder' ([link removed])

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Mental health ambassador Marsha McAdam speaks about using her lived experience to create meaningful changes in services, and how those of us living with a mental health difficulties can 'bring our whole selves' to work.
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Writer in residence: The things we do for love ([link removed])

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"Why does that which is wrong for me feel so… not wrong?"

We're thrilled to share the latest from our writer in residence Ramone, exploring the struggle of sticking to the path that's best for our wellbeing. Read his piece ([link removed]) .
Live Q&A: Covid-19 and the nation's mental health ([link removed])
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The Centre's Chief Economist, Nick O'Shea answers your questions about our latest analysis of the pandemic's impact on our mental health

Vacancies ([link removed])
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We currently have two exciting job opportunities going at the Centre:
* Public Affairs & Policy Lead ([link removed]) - positioning Centre for Mental Health at the heart of debates and initiatives to improve mental health nationwide

* Researcher with Quantitative Skills ([link removed]) - leading our quantitative research and evaluating services and activities which aim to improve mental health

Each of these positions has a vital role to play in our work towards making equality in mental health a reality. Find out more and apply ([link removed])
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Behaviour and mental health: towards a new approach ([link removed])
Kadra reflects on the current rhetoric around behaviour in schools, and urges those in policy and practice to re-imagine their approach

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Mental health for all: working across the spectrum ([link removed])
Andy explores how putting the public's mental health at the heart of government can create a healthier, stronger and more compassionate society

* Creative and sporting activities make mental health support more accessible for boys and young men ([link removed])
* Responses to Naomi Osaka show deep-seated prejudices about mental health still need to be rooted out ([link removed])
* Promoting fair access to the Covid-19 vaccination for people with severe mental illness ([link removed])
* Centre for Mental Health responds to the Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) model ([link removed])

We hope you've enjoyed hearing about our work bringing equality for mental health closer.

We'd love to hear your feedback and suggestions for this newsletter and our digital presence - drop me an email at ** [email protected] (mailto:[email protected] )

Best wishes,

Alethea Joshi
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