We would love to hear about your travels – tell us about your favourite places,
share a picture with us of somewhere you’ve travelled in the past, or tell us
about a new place you’ve visited online whilst staying at home.
We host over 12 online and face-to-face wellbeing support groups, offering you space to try a new activity, and speak openly about your mental health and wellbeing. Find Out More
Side By Side
Mind’s online community It’s a powerful thing to connect with someone else over shared experiences. Side by Side is an online community where you can listen, share and be heard. Find Out More
Bath Mind couldn’t exist without your support – whether that’s through a donation, leaving a gift in your Will, or organising a fundraising event – you can help us be there for more people. Find Out More
Even if you don’t have a garden this summer, our Greenlinks eco-therapy team have you covered. Whether you’d like to grow your own micro-peas or micro-greens from sunflower seeds, we have gardening activities on our website for all to enjoy!
With these activities, you can still get all of the wellbeing benefits of gardening at home. Head to our Gardening for Wellbeing Page via this link for indoor gardening tips and ideas: bit.ly/BMGardening
Looking for summer holiday activity inspiration? ☀🍦
Including fun, family friendly activities such as colouring, quizzes and recipes, our Staycation Activity Packs take you through the sights, history, food and culture of Greece, Italy and India..
Did you know? Greece is the oldest written language which is still in existence, and Greece is thought to be the world's first democracy.
Find out more, colour in the Goddess Athena, learn how to make Lentil Moussaka and learn more about the origin of the Olympics by donating a small fraction of what you may have spent on a holiday in return for the three family friendly activity packs!
Today is #NationalSchizophreniaAwarenessDay which sets out to highlight the experiences of hundreds of thousands of people living with schizophrenia in the UK. The day aims to break down the stigma and discrimination that surrounds the condition..
✅ What Schizophrenia is….
- A long-term mental health condition that can cause a wide range of psychological symptoms, including social withdrawal, delusions (strong beliefs that others don't share), hallucinations and a lack of interest in things previously enjoyed. - Different for every person. Symptoms will vary for everyone, as with many mental illnesses.
❌ What Schizophrenia isn't….
- Just hearing voices. There are a wide range of symptoms associated with schizophrenia that you can read above ⬆ - A rare condition. It affects around 1 in 100 people. - A split personality. This is a common misconception, as a schizophrenia diagnosis does not mean that you have two different personalities. - A condition that makes you violent or aggressive. There is no evidence that schizophrenia causes violence. People living with schizophrenia are actually much more likely to harm themselves than to harm someone else.
Many people live with Schizophrenia and lead fulfilling lives, and may use a variety of treatments such as medication, psychotherapy and lifestyle changes to manage the condition.
If you think you may have schizophrenia please contact your GP who can support you with diagnosis and recovery.
40% of the UK population is feeling anxious about re-entering social situations right now.
The prolonged isolation of the past year of lockdowns and social distancing may have affected our communication skills and confidence. This can cause feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and stress at the thought of socialising again, and may be particularly difficult for those with social anxiety.
Here are our tips on how to build your confidence again:
💙Start small. You don't have to meet in large groups of people: you can always start with just one person, and build it up to smaller groups to refamiliarise yourself with socialising. You could even try a Bath Mind community group for a low pressure event with one of our experienced members of staff.
👥Go to a social event with a trusted friend or family. If you're socialising it might help you to have someone there to help with nerves. At the event, try to speak to someone other than the person you brought with you to build up confidence!
😴Take breaks. It is more than okay to take breaks when you're going back into socialising after such a long time in isolation! Take a step out and try a breathing exercise ⬇
🗣Try a breathing or relaxation exercise. Try a breathing exercise like 345 breathing, or the progressive muscle relaxation method to help manage the physical symptoms of social anxiety.
You are not alone in feeling anxious about socialising again, and if you are finding it overwhelming, support is there if you need it. Head to our website for our community groups, Breathing Space telephone line and wellbeing activities.
Even if you don’t have a garden this summer, our Greenlinks eco-therapy team have you covered. Whether you’d like to grow your own micro-peas or micro-greens, we have gardening activities on our website for all!
Head to our Gardening for Wellbeing Page: http://bit.ly/BMGardening
#Olympics news 🙌 We’re so proud that @BathPizzaCo ambassador @bf130392 will be competing in the next few hours for @TeamIreland 🥋 We’ve had the pleasure of working with Ben over the years including our project with @BathMind & are buzzing for him! Go well, Ben 💪