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Sustain / Food & Mental Health

Links to related projects

Sustain work

Growing Health: A project by Garden Organic and Sustain to see how community food growing can be routinely used by the health and social care services as a way of promoting health and wellbeing.

Together We Rise: How making Real Bread can - and does - help change people's lives for the better.

Other organisations

Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation partnered with Sustain during the Food and Mental Health Project. It exists to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. 

Mind: Mind's food and mood project, which produced a guide to explain how food and nutrition can significantly affect mental and emotional health. It explains which food can cause problems, which foods can help, why and how to change diet for the better, and where to get help and advice, see:

The following are links to UK-based organisations that work specifically on the connection between diet and mental health and behaviour. It is not a definitive list and does not include many organisations that may have information about the connection on their websites.

is a programme of food and wellbeing training run by the not-for-profit organisation Food Matters. FAB! is a flexible programme of workshops and training, including outdoor activities and resources for delivery in a variety of settings, which provides tools, skills and knowledge to help manage mood and behaviour through improved diet, particularly for vulnerable people living in difficult circumstances.

Food and Behaviour Research
This charity was set up by one of the principal researchers in the area, and has a website that tracks the most up to date research in the field. It publishes papers and factsheets, and regularly trawls through the scientific press to bring you the latest information on the subject of nutrition and behavioural disorders.

The Hyperactive Children's' Support Group (HACSG)
This long-standing organisation provides advice and information to parents with children with behavioural problems. They also publish advice for schools to help them tackle behavioural problems through improving school food.
Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour
IFBB conducts research into the link between nutrition and behaviour, promoting public understandint and working to effect policy change.

Food & Mental Health: The project promotes understanding of the links between good diet and mental wellbeing, addressing the many implications of the growing evidence linking what we eat to the way we feel and behave.

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