Art, Music, Exercise, and More: What Are the Recommended Doses for Improving Mental Health?

This article has been written by Amy Biancolli and published by Mad in America. It begins: “Those in the psychiatric profession are accustomed to talking about dose-response in terms of prescribed treatment — so many sessions per week, so many milligrams…
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The Kindness Test

The BBC has launched a questionnaire to find out what makes people be kind. The questionnaire has been devised by psychologists at the University of Sussex to explore people’s attitudes towards kindness – and designed to gain new insights to help…
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Intelligent Kindness: Rehabilitating the Welfare State

Following on from Intelligent Kindness: Reforming the Culture of Healthcare , this book turns its attention to the UK’s welfare state. It has been written by John Ballatt, Penelope Campling and Chris Maloney. The publishers say: “At a time of renewed concern about health, social care, and national…
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Intelligent Kindness: Reforming the Culture of Healthcare

The National Health Service (NHS) is obviously of pivotal importance in relation to mental healthcare within the UK. This book about the NHS has been written by John Ballatt and Penelope Campling. The publishers say: “Intelligent Kindness is a powerful new…
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The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society

“Empathy is a key concept in mental healthcare and the creation of a wellbeing society that fosters good mental health. Hence the relevance of “ The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society “, written by biologist and primatologist Dr Frans de Waal. The publishers say: “Empathy holds…
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Liveable Lives: a summary of recent research on everyday help and kindness

In Liveable Lives, Ilona Haslewood writes : “A smile and ‘good morning’ in passing, taking in a parcel, sitting down and listening over a cup of tea, giving a lift, or babysitting for someone once a week… small acts of help and kindness…
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