Mental Health & Well-being

This page is dedicated to articles, video, infographics and other resources discussing issues around Mental Health.

You’ll find a mix of original GBC content alongside collected resources from around the web. If you’d like to contribute your original content to us please read our guest submission guidelines and drop us a line.

An archive of post about Mental Health & Well-being

I may never have received the support I needed if I hadn’t relapsed

I may never have received the support I needed if I hadn’t relapsed

A few months back I wrote about my time in hospital and the fears I had around my discharge and reintegration back into the community. Aside from being concerned about what people would think when they found out about my diagnosis of bipolar, I was worried about what care I would have in the community.… Continue Reading

‘I found my preconceptions of mentally ill patients were strongly challenged’

‘I found my preconceptions of mentally ill patients were strongly challenged’

Afrika Green is a 23 year old musician who was diagnosed with bipolar a little over two months ago. She talks to us candidly about her experiences in hospital and her fears about the stereotypes surrounding mental health. Continue Reading

The impact of PIP and the Deaf Community

The impact of PIP and the Deaf Community

In the UK there are approximately 9m people who are deaf or have hearing difficulties and, with government cut backs to funding for treatments and therapies, they are amongst the disabled groups hit hardest by austerity. Recent welfare reforms, with Personal Independence Payments (PIP) replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA), have left many deaf people increasingly… Continue Reading

Who pays the price of war?

Who pays the price of war?

Following recent conflicts, the sight of returning service personnel with disabilities or amputations is all too familiar but what services are available to them when they return? How has this changed over the years? Continue Reading

Mythbuster 10: Disabled, Fit to Work and faking?

Mythbuster 10: Disabled, Fit to Work and faking?

The Prime Minister claims that Britain has a ‘sick note culture’ and current Work and Pensions secretary Ian Duncan Smith has today referred to the disability benefit system as ‘lifetime rewards’. What is the truth behind these assertions? Continue Reading

GBC Fashion Collection: Dying To Be Thin

GBC Fashion Collection: Dying To Be Thin

The fashion industry has a long way to go when it comes to addressing mental health issues such as bulimia, anorexia and depression. It’s high time the fashion industry found a middle ground between glorifying skinny-models and plus-size models, and promoted a healthy body type that people can aspire towards.
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The Psychology of Prejudice and Racism

The Psychology of Prejudice and Racism

As prejudice and racism have caused enormous suffering across history, it is very important to try to understand how they work. Racism is a specific form of prejudice, involving prejudicial attitudes or behaviour towards members of an ethnic group. Continue Reading

Change IS possible!

Change IS possible!

In the UK we have statutes dealing with discrimination on age, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and gender. But astonishingly the protections most of us enjoy do not exist for people with mental health issues. Continue Reading

Extremism in Religion

Extremism in Religion

Extreme beliefs exist in various forms including politics, nationhood and religion among others. Extremism in religion exists across the religious spectrum, from those who attack abortion clinics in the name of Christianity, to those blowing up innocent people in the name of Islam. Continue Reading