A clip from the BBC's Weird Nature series showing how Vervet Monkeys in the Caribbean have taken to stealing cocktails from people on the beach. Studies show that they have the same percentage of teetotal and alcoholic individuals as the human population.
Just as we vary in our taste for alcohol, so do the monkeys. Some do anything for an alcoholic cocktail. Significantly the percentage of teetotal monkeys matches the non-drinkers in the human population. This similarity between us shows that our liking for alcohol is determined mainly by our genes."
In this short film from the Mental Health Foundation, Kathy Andrews talks about how she came to practise mindfulness with Professor Mark Williams. This practice has given her invaluable techniques to help overcome her depression.MORE
In this short excerpt from a PBS documentary, behavioral scientist Dr Peter Whybrow, author of 'American Mania: When Too Much Is Not Enough', talks about the perils of a fast-paced, consumer-driven lifestyle and why it's not the key to happiness.MORE
Mark Williams, a professor of clinical psychology at Oxford University, talks about Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.MORE
A short film by TV production student, Andrew Moore, documenting the personal stories of two OCD sufferers, Michelle and Mary-Jo.MORE