Our blogs offer a longer look at some of the most pressing issues facing mental health policy and practice, written by people with lived experience and practitioners.

From time to time, we're delighted to publish blogs written by selected guest authors to generate debate and discussion on key topics. All guest blogs represent the authors’ views and are not necessarily those of the Centre.

Last updated 09/12/2018

How can we be happy online?

Louise and Bernadka discuss the opportunities and challenges of technology, and how to encourage healthy online behaviour


Mental health and travel

People with mental health difficulties deserve fair access to public transport, but current conditions in the system can make it too difficult for some to access


Standing on their shoulders: supporting the mental health of the Stonewall generation, 50 years on

David Woodhead reflects on how we can support the mental health of older LGBT+ people


We don’t need another ‘hero’: Building mentally healthy LGBT+ leaders

Jim McManus looks at the concept of 'bringing your whole self to work' and how we can apply this to supporting LGBT+ leaders


Are we over-medicalising poverty-related distress?

Felicity Thomas argues that some everyday stresses caused by poverty are increasingly being pathologised


Living with bipolar 1 disorder: Eleanor's story

Eleanor reflects on her diagnosis as a teenager and what has helped her to manage her mental health