Rachel Ewan

‘I had a black dog, his name was depression’ plus, ‘Living with a black dog’.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”. More information on the book can be found here: http://matthewjohnstone.com.au/. At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of […]

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St James Senior School’s Sixth Form Girls become Mental Health Champions

At St James Senior Girls’ School, London, the introduction of 6th Formers as Mental Health Champions was a student-led initiative. In my role as Mental Health Lead, I had been trained by Rachel Ewan from Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Ltd in the ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ course and so I got back in

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Self-care

Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health Young people told us that when they are struggling they are usually told to see a professional. They don’t often get much advice about how they could help themselves. So, we spoke to professionals and looked at academic research. Then

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