Books 4 Mental Health / every month

#IAMWHOLE has launched a book club!  Read the press release here.

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

We are pleased to announce that the first book for our community to read is Matt Haig’s ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’.

Please look out for the conversations on social using the hashtag #IAMWHOLE & #B4MH

We will recommend others books to read in the coming months.

Fine out more: https://www.whole.org.uk/books-4-mental-health/




WHOLE TRUTH Podcast / every 2 weeks

Have you tried our podcast series, WHOLE TRUTH?

The WHOLE TRUTH is a regular podcast that follows Jordan Stephens’ pursuit of a good conversation about mental health.  Recent gusts have included Professor Green, Hussain Manwar, Matt Haig, Dr Alex and Scroobius Pip and many others.

Find out more here: https://play.acast.com/s/wholetruth

or find it on Apple Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/whole-truth-with-jordan-stephens/id1435775896

and Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5BNHb0Gyzqs87CevYJuBZB

MUSIC 4 MENTAL HEALTH / November 18th 2018

In November we held our first ever MUSIC 4 MENTAL HEALTH event together with MUSIC 4 MENTAL HEALTH event together with The CALMzone, The Mix, and YMCA at the Roundhouse, London.

It was incredible. Thank you to the amazing artists and the thousands of people who helped make it an unforgettable night!

We have been sharing some exclusive content from the big night soon, so don’t miss a thing by following WHOLE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by signing up to the #IAMWHOLE newsletter or by visiting the webpage: https://www.whole.org.uk/music-4-mental-health/.

In the meantime, we’re curating the ultimate #IAMWHOLE playlist of music that gives you the feels on Spotify. Submit YOUR suggestions on social media and follow the playlist at spoti.fi/2N9orZi

And remember, if you or a friend are experiencing mental health difficulties and don’t know where to turn, go to our Find Help page for information on who you can contact and speak to.



WHOLE HOUR / World Mental Health Day 2018

On the 10th October 2018, YMCA and #IAMWHOLE launched a movement that encourages people to take an hour out of their day to do something to support their mental wellbeing.

WHOLE HOUR aims to recognise and champion the importance of self care and taking time to look after your mental health.



Find out more here: https://www.whole.org.uk/whole-hour/


Mental health difficulties can affect any child or young person, across all spectrums of society. Currently in the UK and Ireland, nearly one million children and young people have a diagnosed mental health difficulty. This is equivalent to three children in every classroom.

#IAMWHOLE is an anti-stigma mental health campaign developed in partnership with the NHS and YMCA with the aim of encouraging young people to speak out and seek help by:


Starting conversations
with young people about
mental health


Educating young
people on
mental health


Encouraging young people
to share their experiences of

mental health


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