MIND, Manchester

Mental health charity, Manchester Mind, is 30 years old this year. Originally called Hulme Action Resource Project (HARP) the organisation was set up to help improve the mental health of people living in perhaps Europe’s worst housing (Crescents of Hulme).


I moved to Manchester in the mid 90s and used to pass the abandoned Hulme Crescents on the bus into town. They were finally demolished in 1994/95. I worked as a volunteer for “Mind-in-Manchester” a little later. Some of the most rewarding work of my life. (I’ve also borrowed their tagline for my blog…)


30 years old, still going strong: https://manchestermind.org/about-us/




An excellent article in The Independent (Indy Voices section) by freelance journalist, Sam Hancock. Any attempt to limit this disorder to those who have a specific genetic predisposition is unhelpful. Hancock has suffered anorexia himself and speaks with authority and intelligence. Find it: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/anorexia-mental-health-illness-bulimia-depression-study-research-doctors-a9013311.html