Mental Health

EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health – part 2

EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health – part 2

By Danny Bowman After the success of the first event it was now time for the main event in the House of Commons with a sell-out audience of 200 people in attendance and an esteemed panel including the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, Matthew Scott; Leading psychologist and author, Rob Wilson; Director of Time to Change, Sue Baker and […]

EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health -part 1

EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health -part 1

By Danny Bowman As many of you know March is Parliament Street’s mental health month focusing on every aspect of the subject. With all that said Parliament Street decided to host one event that turned into two events due to the large amount of interest in the topic. We held both events at the Houses of Parliament with two days […]

Mental Health – A Professional’s Point of View

Mental Health – A Professional’s Point of View

By Dr. Rob Willson My main day job providing cognitive behaviour therapy to outpatients in North London. I’m also a trustee and chair of a mental health charity called the body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) foundation. BDD is a serious, common and potentially life-threatening condition affecting 2% of the population. I’ve written a few self-help books, four of which with one […]

by · 5th March 2017 · Mental Health
Mental Health – Rhetoric and Reality

Mental Health – Rhetoric and Reality

  By Danny Bowman In the first two months of 2017 mental health has been talked about more in parliament then in the whole of 2009. This would suggest that we are moving forward on this incredibly important issue. However, from the potential reduction in Personal Independence Allowance (PIP,) derogatory comments made by the head of policy at Downing Street […]

by · 1st March 2017 · Mental Health
March is Mental Health Month

March is Mental Health Month

By Danny Bowman I am pleased to announce the start of Parliament Street’s mental health month starting 1st March 2017. Mental health has become one of the most important issues that our country needs to deal with in the 21st Century and has long been the poorer relative in our NHS and beyond. Throughout this essential month Parliament Street will […]

by · 1st March 2017 · Mental Health
Carney Bonner’s Story

Carney Bonner’s Story

As part of our focus on mental health we have invited some mental health campaigners to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, Carney Bonner tells us about his struggle with cyber-bullying and the impact that it had on his mental health.  Carney’s story is truly inspiring. Hello, My name is Carney Bonner. […]

by · 3rd February 2017 · Mental Health
Danny Bowman on Time to Talk Day

Danny Bowman on Time to Talk Day

By Danny Bowman Imagine a day in the year where millions of conversations are triggered about mental health. My younger self at the age of eleven when I was diagnosed would not have believed you if you had told me this would be a reality by 2014. Time to Talk Day was created in 2014 by the Time to Change […]

by · 2nd February 2017 · Mental Health
How bullying can affect your mental health

How bullying can affect your mental health

by Devan Witter The aim of Time to Talk Day is to get as many people talking about mental health as possible. At the moment, people with mental health problems are made to almost feel isolated because of their condition. They are made to feel worthless about themselves just because of how other people react. Time to Talk Day is […]

by · 2nd February 2017 · Mental Health
Danny Bowman visits Cranford Community College

Danny Bowman visits Cranford Community College

by Danny Bowman One of my hardest times suffering from a mental illness was at school; a mix between dealing with the tribulations of pre-adulthood and the lack of understanding shown by my peers and teachers. That’s why when I was asked by Altruist Enterprises to speak to students at Cranford Community College, Hounslow in my capacity as mental health […]

by · 21st January 2017 · Mental Health, Blog
A Tribute to Carrie Fisher – Mental Health Campaigner

A Tribute to Carrie Fisher – Mental Health Campaigner

She was the star that started wars over stigma and discrimination against mental illness and those who suffer from it. Carrie Fisher, best known for her spectacular performances in the Star Wars Franchise playing Princess Leia, she was hugely successful throughout her career, as a writer of ‘Postcards from the Edge’, in which she was nominated for a BAFTA film […]

by · 29th December 2016 · Mental Health