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Stories and news about mental health from around the world of entertainment 

Wellbeing drop-ins to start at London’s Actors Centre

Equity is teaming up with the Actors Centre to offer monthly wellbeing drop-ins from July 2018. These confidential sessions will enable those experiencing bullying, harassment or mental health issues a safe space to consider their situation and the next steps.

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‘Mental health is not a death sentence’

Homeland actor David Harewood talks openly about the mental health issues he has faced, and the positive impact of his recovery.

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Performers open up about anxiety battles in a bid to break taboo around mental health

West End actors including Caroline Sheen and Jodie Jacobs have revealed their battles with anxiety in a bid to encourage more industry conversations around mental health.

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Mariah Carey opens up about her battle with bipolar disorder

Having been originally diagnosed in 2001, the singer has recently spoken for the first time about living with bipolar disorder and seeking treatment.

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Meet TALK weekly

TALK has been started in London by actors Christian Edwards and Harry Long to create a community for anyone working in theatre and the wider entertainment industry who may be facing mental health issues to provide a space for them to speak to each other. First meeting: 6pm, March 13th, the Ministry of Fun studios

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University Mental Health Day

Today, March 1st, there is a focus on the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education. ArtsMinds materials have been sent to university performing arts courses. Find out more about UMHD here

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