MENTAL HEALTH TOOLS: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a great tool to have as it helps people to cope with high levels of anxiety and stress. Mindfulness, as a mental health tool, was developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn who created the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. This program draws on Hindu and Buddhist ideas that have been practiced for years … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH TOOLS: Mindfulness

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Out Of Lockdown

Lockdown is ending! This means that gigs are on the rise again and I have been to my first gig in person in what feels like years, although it might actually be only about 8 months. I went to see one of the bands I have told you about, The Sweetchunks Band. It was a … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Out Of Lockdown

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – MAY 2021

You maybe aware that May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this is hugely important to us at Rock Out Stand Out. This edition of album of the month is honouring this. Some of our team members have chosen albums that either describe lyrically and/or musically what living with mental illness and/or aspects of it, … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – MAY 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: A Look Into Inside Out With Cinema Therapy and How The Film Helped Me

Warning: This article contains film spoilers. It tends to be a tradition of mine to change my mind about what I write about for Mental Health Awareness week at the last minute. Watching a video from YouTube Channel Cinema Therapy gave me inspiration for this piece. For those who don't know Cinema Therapy is a … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: A Look Into Inside Out With Cinema Therapy and How The Film Helped Me

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Fractured Minds and How We Show Mental Illness

Last year Lotty, Martin and I were discussing a game that had come out. The game had won a  BAFTA award and was generally pretty well received by mental health advocates. The designer Emily Mitchell showed you six different chapters each meant to represent some aspect of mental illness. I hated it. In the moment … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Fractured Minds and How We Show Mental Illness

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – April 2021

Another month has been and gone, it's time for our team members to reveal what albums have made their month. Stefan: Epica - Ωmega Ωmega … What a way to make this year’s music releases Epic! EPICA, one of the Symphonic Metal world’s finest and best bands released their highly anticipated eigth studio album Ωmega … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – April 2021

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2021

Another month has gone by and it's now time for some of out team members to reveal what albums have made their month. Let's find out. Jacob: Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves Shrine Of New Generation Slaves by RIVERSIDE is, what I think the cool kids call, a mood.Haunting sad vocals that penetrate … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2021

MENTAL HEALTH TOOLS: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T)

Cognitive behavioural therapy was pioneered by a psychologist called Dr Aaron T. Beck in the 1960’s and has been used in the treatment of many conditions including depression and anxiety. However, it can also be used in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. CBT often works by confronting the negative thought process and putting … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH TOOLS: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T)

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2021

Another month has passed which must mean our team members are ready to share their choices for album of the month. Take a look and see what they picked. Lotty: Crystal Viper - The Cult I had the pleasure of reviewing CRYSTAL VIPER's previous record Tales Of Fire And Ice a couple of years ago. … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: LOTTY’S 30 DAY SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX

Whether you love it or hate it, social media has become a focal point of our lives. The amount of hours we spend on it is quite extraordinary. Rock Out Stand Out's Editor In Chief Lotty Whittingham tells you her account when she spent thirty days off it. Note: This is neither criticising or praising … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: LOTTY’S 30 DAY SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX