Misc.

Why Create Healthy Minds?

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?

Misc.

Lockdown Letters Part One

Hello! It has been a while, for various reasons even prior to the pandemic we've hurtled into, so I'm sorry about that. This is the first of two posts about letter writing in lockdown that I thought people may find helpful. I am finding that my Twitter feed at the moment is a 50/50 split… Continue reading Lockdown Letters Part One

Reviews, Top Five

Top Five Poetry Collections for Mental Health Awareness Week

This mental health awareness week I present you my top five poetry collections around the theme of body image. I use this theme loosely, in my eyes body image is so much more than the relationship we have with what our body looks like. Body image spills over into our individual identities which may be… Continue reading Top Five Poetry Collections for Mental Health Awareness Week

Interviews

Mortal Fools – I Weigh Interview

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

Misc.

Mental Health Nurses’ Day

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

Events

Journalling for Wellbeing at The Staiths Cafe

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

Misc.

Letter Writing – Writing to Your Future Self

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

Reviews

With the End in Mind

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

Interviews

INTERVIEW: WILKIE BRANSON

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

Misc., Top Five

Language and Mental Health

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

Misc., Reviews

The Streets are Made of Art

BY HANNAH MORPETH Last week I took a break from the busy chaos of my life to relax on the Costa Del Sol and despite returning feeling terribly unwell it was amazing! I've taken many a holiday in the north of Spain however this was my first southern experience and I must say I am… Continue reading The Streets are Made of Art