MR PORTER Health In Mind

At MR PORTER, we’re of the opinion that looking good on the outside doesn’t count for much if you don’t feel good on the inside, too. That’s why we founded MR PORTER Health In Mind, an initiative dedicated to helping men lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

One of the biggest challenges we face is normalising conversations on mental health – or, to put it simply, talking to each other about how we’re feeling. In that spirit, MR PORTER is making a commitment to raising awareness around physical and mental health via an ongoing programme of content in our online magazine, The Journal.

Through our charity partner, The Movember Foundation, we’re also pledging to raise money for men’s mental and physical health initiatives. Please see below for more details.

Why Some Men Avoid Wearing A Face Mask

Our resident life coach Mr David Waters talks masks and masculinity – and how the experience of one client helped him to see things differently

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Why Do I Keep Rewatching The Same TV Shows?

We spoke to some experts about uncertainty, anxiety and whether a Friends rerun can help you through it

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Active Recovery Is The Secret To Becoming Fitter, Faster

Mr Ryan Willms explains how adding a few simple, low-intensity exercises to your regimen can make you fitter, faster

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Yes, New Dads Get Post-Natal Depression, Too

Clinical psychologist Dr Bronwyn Leigh on the hidden dangers of depression and anxiety in new dads

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The Emotional Impact Of Racism, And How To Be An Ally

We’ve spoken to a panel of experts in conflict resolution and racial issues to gather a set of helpful strategies

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How To Cope With Hypochondria

Here are a few tips on how to fight the fear of illness, from someone who knows about health anxiety

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Fatherhood Isn’t The Only Way To Leave Your Mark On The World

MR PORTER’s resident life coach Mr David Waters challenges the taboo of choosing not to have kids

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The Value Of Volunteering

There’s a connection between our own wellbeing and doing good, especially in difficult times

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Kindness Beyond The Pandemic

Perhaps the best thing to come out of our isolation is learning to look out for each other again

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How To Stave Off Loneliness And Embrace Solitude Instead

Mental health experts share how to combat loneliness during lockdown

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How To Turn A Midlife Crisis Into A Learning Opportunity

Why a midlife crisis might just turn out to be the best thing to ever happen to you

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Four Easy Ways To Introduce A Kettlebell To Your Workout

Previously used to weigh grains in 18th-century Russia, here’s why kettlebells are now among the most effective gym tools

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How To Get Through Isolation With Your Relationship Intact

For couples who are nervous about isolating ad infinitum with their partner, we talked to two counsellors about how to keep it together

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Why Rock Stacking Is A Mindful Alternative To Leg Day

Mr Ryan Willms explains how the simple practice of rock stacking is a workout for body and mind

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How To Be Kind To Yourself

Kindness starts at home. Here are five ways to practice effective self-care

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The Power Of Endorphins

MR PORTER’s resident life coach Mr David Waters on the link between fitness and happiness

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How To Reach Out

Lost touch with family or friends? Read MR PORTER’s guide on how to bridge the gap

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Why You Should Have The “Money Talk”

MR PORTER’s life coach Mr David Waters on the hidden meaning of money – and why honesty is the best policy

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How To Embrace Singledom

We often equate singledom with romantic failure. But what if being single is a perfectly valuable end in itself?

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Zen And The Art Of Fly Fishing

In southwestern Montana, one man finds meditation in the fast-moving waters of the Bitterroot River

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How To Embrace Solitude

On Valentine’s Day or any day, here’s how to find comfort in your own company

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How Elite Athletes Deal With Failure

High-performance sports psychologist Dr Michael Gervais explains how to succeed against the odds

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Can Job Loss Be An Opportunity?

Every end is a beginning. Every crisis, an opportunity. MR PORTER’s life coach Mr David Waters on the road ahead

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What To Do When You Lose Your Job

It’s the stuff of nightmares. But with the right attitude, job loss can be an opportunity

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Is Your Bucket List A Burden?

Spoiler alert: your life won’t go to plan. But that’s OK, says MR PORTER’s resident life coach

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Why It’s Important To Find Meaning In Your Work

Identifying your professional purpose is a good way to find yourself, says life coach Mr David Waters

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Tees That Make Us Happy

We asked a few of fashion’s friendliest men (and some of their kids) to design a T-shirt in support of MR PORTER Health In Mind. Here are their creations

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How To Love Your Job

Work your way towards (emotionally) gainful employment

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Four Exercises To Build Calm Into Your Workout

Why breathing and deliberate movement can help you build a different kind of energy in your daily exercise

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The Coach: Why Good Leaders Are Self-Aware

Psychotherapist Mr David Waters shares the surprising secret to strong leadership

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A Day In The Life Of Zen LA Creative Mr William Fowler

How Headspace’s head of programming finds happiness in routine, deep breathing and his Topanga Canyon hideaway

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Mindful Movement: Four Ways To Run Better

Whether you’re sprinting or training for a marathon, here’s how to move with purpose

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Meet The Men Making Fashion More Friendly

To mark the launch of MR PORTER Health In Mind, we ask a few friends in the fashion industry to explain what bonds them together

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The Expert Opinion: Why Friendship Matters

Psychotherapist Mr David Waters uses real-life stories to give you the tools to get the most out of life

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How To Talk To Your Friends About Your Problems

Five ways to move your conversation beyond banter

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London’s Coolest Cricket Club

The Bloody Lads cricket team talks brotherhood – and how to lose in style

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The Fitness Gurus To Follow Now

Swipe right for the Insta-savvy men to get you into shape

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How To Deal With Conflict

Five strategies for handling difficult situations with grace

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How To Always Get A Good Night’s Sleep

The experts give us the low-down on how to get the best shut-eye possible

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How To Break Up Gracefully

An expert’s guide to taking the stress (and mess) out of ending a relationship

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How To Switch Off On Vacation

Five sure-fire strategies for rest and relaxation

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17 Ways Not To Get Sick

Doctor Mike’s top tips for armour-plating your immune system to beat the dreaded man-flu and other ailments

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How To Deal With Stress

Five ways to beat the burnout from sleepless nights and anxious days

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Which Style Of Yoga Is Right For You?

Ashtanga, Bikram, Doga? Here’s how to find the perfect class for your flexibility

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How to Donate

The MR PORTER Health In Mind Fund is powered by our charity partner, Movember. Click the link below to be redirected to the donation page on movember.com

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All content posted on this page is for editorial and informational purposes only and does not constitute an opinion, advice or endorsement on behalf of MR PORTER. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this content. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a medical professional with any questions you may have regarding your physical or mental health and wellbeing.