Online Learning and Videos

‘Men’s views of mental health and how they deal with it’ hopes to engage the public in more positive discussions around men’s mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.
Curated by Ilyas Sagar-Ouriaghli, a NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research PhD Student, the film features interviews with five different men of all ages discussing their mental health. Topics covered include race, family, stereotypes, tips to manage their health and the benefits of speaking to others.
The film was due to part of our BRC in the Community week ( to celebrate the amazing collaborations between the NIHR Maudsley BRC and our community and engage more people with the importance of mental health research. This was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Short animation

Depression: From Bloodletting to Wearable Devices

Our understanding depression has changed dramatically throughout the years, and new ways to track symptoms are emerging. From bloodletting practices to wearable technologies and mobile phones, follow the evolution of perceptions of depression and its treatment.
Subtitles are available in multiple languages.
A film created for the BRC in the Community, written, narrated and directed by Alina Ivan. Alina works on the RADAR-CNS research study at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. To find out more about the research, visit
Art & Animation: Sophia Ppali Original Music & Sound Design: Wimperis

Short film

Mind the Gap 17 – 25

In Mind the Gap 17 – 25 Tiffany Pitts tells how as her 18th birthday approached, she was moved from a supportive inpatient adolescent mental health ward to an adult institution, a process she describes as “a slap in the face”. The film was Tiffany’s initiative, and she had full control at every step of the process, working with a team of two to develop, film and edit her film. Her aim was to show people what it is like to be an inpatient with mental illness, and to question the UK system which insists patients are transferred to adult services when they become 18, regardless of need or individual circumstances. In the film Tiffany revisits the adolescent unit and recalls her care there, and describes the shock of being uprooted from that and placed in a new environment, experienced as uncaring at best and hostile at worst. Producers Sally Marlow, Tiffany Pitts (Credit:

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Integrating Care: Depression, Anxiety and Physical Illness

Understand the connection between physical and mental health, and improve your ability to identify symptoms and sources of help. This course is for anyone affected by physical and mental illness, their families and carers, and those working in healthcare. The course is completely free, with an option to pay for the certificate.

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Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories. These workouts have been created by fitness experts InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes. 

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The IMPARTS Project offers a range of free guided meditations including some focused on specific conditions such as itch and psoriasis.  


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