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A national movement to help combat mental health issues   “He traps me like a prisoner. Never lets me see the light. Never lets me go. He keeps me up at night.” The villain in this poem is not a person, not a creature, but depression. This is just one of many personal stories about battling mental health issues. Every year, one in four people in the UK experience a mental health issue. The chances are at some point in your life, you will too, if you haven’t already. The ever-stretched NHS is feeling the strain as much as its patients, with...

Tapping into your body’s natural rhythm through dance   She twirled and darted, skipped and leapt, legs and arms akimbo, a floppy, beautiful mess. Why? No reason. No-one judged her. No-one laughed. Quite the contrary, they smiled and cooed. After all, she was just doing what children do. This freedom of movement is something most of us find a joy to watch in children. Yet somewhere along the road from innocence to adulthood, we lose that freedom or it is taken from us. Our bodies stiffen, our movements increasingly learned and constrained by expectations. And not just when we sit behind a desk...