Mental Health

Five Lifestyle Changes To Enhance Your Mood And Mental Health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that in...

Jerome Sarris & Joe Firth·over 4 years ago

Six-packs And Bulging Biceps – How Appearance Pressures Take Their Troll On Men’s Mental Health

Over recent years, “body dissatisfaction” – or shame about one’s appearance – has been on the rise in men. This isn’t something just affecting young men either, it’s extensively reported across a range of age groups. And it’s harmful – r...

Glen Jankowski·over 4 years ago

Why Africa needs to invest in mental health

More than 13% of the global burden of disease is due to disorders such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Almost three-quarters of this burden lies in low- and middle-income countries, because of extremely scarce ...

The Conversation Contributors ·over 3 years ago

Schools can be a great resource for mental health in South Africa

Schools have many advantages as centres of care. They have existing infrastructure. They are generally well-linked to the communities they serve, and to local and provincial governments that govern how they work

Sara Skeen- Associate Professor, Global health, Stellenbosch University and Kelly Gemmell, Junior researcher·over 1 year ago