BY HANNAH MORPETH Create Healthy Minds is a concept that I have been pondering over for a few years now however always found myself wondering what the “right way” to do it is. There is a surge in people organising and delivering courses and workshops around mental health and I find myself aghast at the… Continue reading Why Create Healthy Minds?
BY HANNAH MORPETH Ahead of new production, I Weigh, Hannah Morpeth has spoken to Helen Ferguson (Theatre Director at Mortal Fools) about the importance of theatre and the inspirations behind the production developed by Mortal Fools and Tyne Valley Youth Theatre. Recent Reading/Listening/Watching At Create Healthy Minds we love to ask people what great work… Continue reading Mortal Fools – I Weigh Interview
BY HANNAH MORPETH I find it almost impossible to comprehend that today is the first Mental Health Nurses’ Day. From a quick internet search, I’ve established that in February there is a national hedgehog day; doggy date night; world cancer day; eat ice cream for breakfast day; kite-flying day; national tortellini day and the list… Continue reading Mental Health Nurses’ Day
Join us at The Staiths Cafe for our Journalling for Wellbeing workshop. Journalling for Wellbeing is a creative workshop as part of Monday Club at The Staiths Cafe, Gateshead. The first half of the workshop will involve getting crafty together and designing a journal to reflect your personality. We will then move onto learning some… Continue reading Journalling for Wellbeing at The Staiths Cafe
BY HANNAH MORPETH I first wrote a letter to my future self at the age of eighteen in the summer after my A Level exams, awaiting results that would determine the next three years of my life at a time of conflict in family relationships. I wouldn’t have pictured the way my life would change… Continue reading Letter Writing – Writing to Your Future Self
Last weekend I saw Dr Kathryn Mannix talk about her book: With the End in Mind for the second time. The first time was an author event at my local Waterstones, a short few months after my Grandma died, trying to make sense of life in grief. Following Dr Kathryn Mannix’s talk I purchased her… Continue reading With the End in Mind
BY HANNAH MORPETH Hannah Morpeth recently spoke to Wilkie Branson ahead of production, TOM debuting at Sadler's Wells Theatre. TOM is set to be a brilliant fusion of choreography and digital animation dreamt up by the self-taught creative Wilkie Branson and commissioned by Sadler's Wells and Pavillion Dance South West. What are You Reading/Listening/Watching? "Whilst… Continue reading INTERVIEW: WILKIE BRANSON
In Words Were Originally Magic by Steve De Shazer he talks about therapy as the telling and retelling of stories to allow people to reshape and own their own stories. This is something that has always stuck with me and came back to me more recently. There are lots of stories in the news of… Continue reading Language and Mental Health