GREAT NEWS: Parliament to Debate Compulsory Mental Health Education in UK Schools GREAT NEWS: Parliament to Debate Compulsory Mental Health Education in UK Schools GREAT NEWS: Parliament to Debate Compulsory Mental Health Education in UK Schools

GREAT NEWS: Parliament to Debate Compulsory Mental Health Education in UK Schools

Circle the date in your diaries! On Monday 6 November, the government will hold a parliamentary debate on making mental health education compulsory in schools, following overwhelming support. The announcement comes after a petition by HeaducationUK, which is spearheaded by the mental health charity, The Shaw Mind Foundation, achieved more…

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Come to our Free Self-Confidence Masterclass with Bopo Blogger Callie Thorpe Come to our Free Self-Confidence Masterclass with Bopo Blogger Callie Thorpe Come to our Free Self-Confidence Masterclass with Bopo Blogger Callie Thorpe

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Happiful is on the lookout for readers to join a free self-confidence masterclass with a famous plus-size advocate and fashion blogger We are seeking women, aged 18 and over, to meet with our charismatic, bopo expert for a one-hour group discussion all about self-confidence and body positivity. Whether you are…

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An Interview with Lisa Goldapple: The Mapmaker of the Future An Interview with Lisa Goldapple: The Mapmaker of the Future An Interview with Lisa Goldapple: The Mapmaker of the Future

An Interview with Lisa Goldapple: The Mapmaker of the Future

Editor-in-Chief Lisa Goldapple is raising the profiles of people who are working to create a better world – by charting an Atlas of the Future Hi Lisa! What is Atlas of the Future? Essentially, it’s a resource for hope. I don’t love the word platform, but our ultimate aim…

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Melissa James: London's Soul Singer on the Healing Power of Music Melissa James: London's Soul Singer on the Healing Power of Music Melissa James: London's Soul Singer on the Healing Power of Music

Melissa James: London's Soul Singer on the Healing Power of Music

The London soul and jazz singer found she could face depression by shining the light of truth on her lyrics I grew up in northwest London. I was born to West Indian parents in a household that was very musical in the sense that we all loved music. My parents…

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Kirsty Heggie: A Scottish Songwriter Saved by Music Kirsty Heggie: A Scottish Songwriter Saved by Music Kirsty Heggie: A Scottish Songwriter Saved by Music

Kirsty Heggie: A Scottish Songwriter Saved by Music

A free-spirited existence led this Scottish singer-songwriter towards a transformative experience I was born in Stirling, Scotland, into quite an unstable situation. My birth mother and father had mental health problems, so I was in and out of foster care with my younger brother and older sister. It was a…

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Lily-Jo: Manchester's Greatest Songwriter-Counsellor Lily-Jo: Manchester's Greatest Songwriter-Counsellor Lily-Jo: Manchester's Greatest Songwriter-Counsellor

Lily-Jo: Manchester's Greatest Songwriter-Counsellor

This talented singer-songwriter balances her burgeoning musical career with her 'other job' - being a trained counsellor I’m from Manchester. My grandparents were musicians who played in tea dances in the 1940s. My nana played keyboard and my grandfather accompanied her on the drums. My parents were both in…

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