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Ralf Little supports WellHappy

As promised, The Media Mind interviewed actor Ralf Little at the launch of WellHappy, a health app for London’s young people. Here’s what he had to say: The Two Pints of Lager and A Packet of Crisp‘s actor attended the event with fashion designer Sadie Frost in support of the WellHappy app. The app was produced […]

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From Addiction to recovery – True Story

This is a story of one man’s struggle to seek help to overcome an addiction to drugs and alcohol. A fight with addiction Kristoffer Johansson* is a broadcast journalist currently undergoing a masters degree in journalism at City University London. For the past seven years, Kristoffer has had bipolar disorder. However, due to a fear and […]

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Negative attitudes to mental illness are not shifting – and the media may have something to do with it

Overall public attitudes towards mental health have not improved significantly since the mid 1990s. Meanwhile, the proportion of newspaper reports which adopt a stigmatising tone towards mental health has not improved either, suggesting that the media may have played a role in maintaining these negative attitudes. Many people continue to hold negative and discriminatory beliefs […]

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From addiction to recovery: the referral process

Kristoffer Johansson* is addicted to drugs. After an emergency visit to hospital he realised something had to change. Like 27,229 UK adults did between 2011-2012, Kristoffer referred himself to rehab. After a brief break from the UK, the trainee journalist returned home determined to seek professional help to control his seven year battle against bipolar. […]

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Mental Health services spending cuts: “Counter Productive”

A leading mental health charity has warned that spending cuts on council mental health care are being hit more than other social care services, and that it will put extra strain on the NHS if they continue. According to data collated by The Media Mind, spending on mental health services, designated as services for people “under […]

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Top tips for healthy living when on the road

Constantly on the road? Trying to lose weight but lack energy? Can’t sleep? Nutritionist Suzi Green has worked in the music bizz and knows all about it. These are her top tips for healthy living in an industry that’s go go go. Suzi worked in the music industry for over 15 years from being a […]

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