Author: Louise Grainger


The term “gaslighting” comes from a play and subsequent film called “Gaslight.” In the film the husband manipulates and torments his wife, to convince her she’s going mad. Here are some ways of identifying gaslighting.

Happy Place Virtual Festival

Broadcaster Fearne Cotton has always been open about her depression and wanting to help others. In March this year she launched Happy Place Meditations for Alexa – free, daily guided meditations you can access using only your voice and until July 12th there is the Happy Place festival focused on promoting mental and physical wellbeing!

Gardening For Your Mental Health.

Zoella is the creation of vlogger and Youtube sensation, Zoe Sugg. Here is an article about the benefit of gardening to mental well-being from the Team Zoella blog.

What’s Blocking You?

Just before lockdown, Equity and ArtMinds worked with the Young Vic on this YV:IDemystify session on Resilience. The video is now available online

Nadiya Hussain : anxiety during lockdown

The baker and author spoke to the BBC about her anxiety and how it is important to ‘be kind to ourselves’.


If you are feeling anxious or worried about the virus here are some sources of advice from: Mind (Coronavirus and your wellbeing) Anxiety UK (Health and Other Forms of Anxiety and Coronavirus)