source: BBC iPlayer
published: 1 November 2017
Trust Me, I’m a Doctor screened a special programme on mental health.
Michael Mosley runs an experiment to find the best way to beat stress – mindfulness, yoga or gardening. Psychiatrist Dr Alain Gregoire reveals how sleep affects mental health. GP Zoe Williams discovers why laughing can be as good as exercise for improving mood. Surgeon Gabriel Weston investigates a new cure for some patients with serious mental illness. And geneticist Giles Yeo asks if you can eat your way to happiness.
How sleep deprivation can harm your mental health:
Psychiatrist Alain Gregoire finds out how just a few days of restricted sleep can begin to impact on people’s metal well being, affecting even indicators of paranoia and anxiety. Watch here >
GP Zoe Williams finds out why climbing without ropes and group laughter are both effective for keeping mental health issues at bay. Watch here >
Olaseni Lewis’s mother backs new restraint laws for mental health units:
Ajibola Lewis, whose son died in a hospital in London, supports Labour MP’s bill requiring record-keeping on use of force. Read more here >