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Are they REALLY depressed, or are they just attention seeking?!

3rd May 2023 

You know how I like to knock out myths and stereotypes about depression, right?

Well here's one that really gets my back up!

Head over to our YouTube channel by clicking on the image and find out why the attention-seeker label is so offensive and dangerous.

Packing a Punch with Aston Villa

26th April 2023

Yesterday we had the pleasure of delivering our practical mental health training to the brilliant staff at the Aston Villa Football Foundation.

If you'd like to book a session for your workplace or community group please contact us.

Take a look at our short video of the day.

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4 Reasons We Need to Knock Out the Chemical Imbalance Myth of Depression

16th April 2023 

The chemical imbalance theory of depression is widely believed by the general public, but is it true? (Spoiler - the evidence says no).

Head over to our YouTube channel by clicking on the image to find out why a different perspective is needed. 

Knock Out Depression Newsletter

13th April 2023

April sees the launch of the Knock out Depression newsletter. What's packing a punch this month?

  • 500+ people have their say about their experiences of depression
  • Details of our brand new practical mental health training that really packs a punch 
  • Info on our new online masterclass, and
  • A Knock Out Depression radio feature with BBC Radio Tees.

Click the image to download your copy now.

BBC Radio Tees Visits Knock Out Depression

24th February 2023

BBC Radio Tees visited us at Redcar Boxing Club to find out how Knock Out Depression is helping the local community.

Click the image to hear from Matthew and one of the programme's participants.

Time to Talk Day

2nd February 2023

It's #timetotalkday and while talking is essential we need to keep in mind that it is not enough on its own.

As we put it here at Knock Out Depression using the boxing metaphor - talking can start a fight, but it can't finish one.

We need talking to bring mental health out into the open, to knock out the stigma that persists, and to make people feel less alone in their fight.

Time to Talk day has been fantastic to this end, and I'm proud of the work I've done with Time to Change to support this.

But as we talk we must remember - we need to do more than talk.

One of the quickest ways to shut down a conversation is to not listen or act on what is being said. When it comes to mental health, trying to talk can actually reinforce stigma if the response is not based on care, compassion and understanding.

What we need is more TLC:

🗣️ Talking +
👂🏻Listening +
🥊 Commitment to act

Talk to us about how we can help you to achieve this.

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