Category: Mental Health

December 15, 2016 Crossfields Institute

To most of us, a dry stone wall is just there. Stretching off into the distance, dividing up the fields, it is something you drive past without noticing, something for sheep to scratch up against. For John Matthews, however, a dry stone wall is a thing of unmatched loveliness. More than that, in its earthiness,…

June 27, 2016 Crossfields Institute

Interested to read Lucy Clark’s Beautiful Failures, a reflection on the failure of one-size-fits-all schooling and the impact on young people’s mental health. Read Lucy’s account here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jun/27/pay-close-attention-to-who-our-kids-are-not-who-we-want-them-to-be

June 14, 2016 Crossfields Institute

In 2012 Susan Cain brought a sense of affirmation and recognition to millions of introverts worldwide with her TED talk and book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. She has now written a book specifically for young people, Quiet Power, prompted by the huge response she had from adults…

March 1, 2016 Crossfields Institute
Dare to Live

An appeal from Sun Tui, Director of IFEAL: Hi, I’m in touch to ask for your support for The Dare to Live Trust in The People’s Projects – a nationwide competition held in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund and ITV that has gone live today! The prize on offer is £50,000 funding so we’re…

September 7, 2015 Crossfields Institute

Via learning-southwest.org.uk: Time:    10:00 – 16:00 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton Cost:     to be confirmed In response to the South West Youth Parliament’s manifesto that ‘mental health services for young people and education about mental health, needs to be drastically improved’ a regional cross sector gathering is planned with the intention of demonstrating how politicians, agencies, local authorities,…

July 31, 2015 Crossfields Institute

  According to a survey, staff and students in universities are reluctant to seek help for mental health problems. The Guardian’s Clare Shaw finds that they are worried about being treated differently if they reveal that they have been suffering from mental illness. You can read the full article on The Guardian’s website: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/feb/13/university-staff-scared-to-disclose-mental-health-problems