Mental Health

Is something stopping you from getting the sleep you know you need? Do you find yourself exhausted each morning, desperately snoozing your alarm until the last minute? And yet, in the evenings, you can’t say no to watching just one more episode, or scrolling through social media once you’ve finally crawled into bed? Well, you
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Exploring the term ‘non-binary’, and how to be a better ally A lot of people have been brought up in a society with limited definitions of gender, primarily only male and female. But for those for whom these gender stereotypes don’t feel like the right fit, it can be an isolating and uncomfortable experience trying
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Our romantic relationships are some of the most important in our lives, bringing us joy, comfort and support. Building emotional intimacy strengthens these bonds even further, deepening your connection and your understanding of each others’ wants, needs, and desires. To help you along the way, we’ve gathered together 50 questions that help you build emotional
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Relationship counsellor Bibi Jamieson explores the joys and challenges of being mixed race, and entering into interracial relationships There are two moments in my life that capture some of the complexities faced by interracial families. During Black History Month, my daughter (aged seven) learnt about Rosa Parks in school. She asked: “Mama, in the olden
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Scientists discover that children and young people’s proximity to woodlands significantly contributes towards a lower risk of emotional and behavioural problems, and supports better cognitive development Researchers from UCL and Imperial College London assessed data relating to 3,568 children from schools across London, reviewing children’s daily exposure to a variety of natural urban environments around
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Discover how to reclaim the moment thanks to meditation, with our handy guide to get you started Meditation is certainly having a moment right now, with so many people sharing its numerous benefits – from increasing self-awareness, to reducing stress by helping you to gain perspective. So, it’s no surprise that Google reports an average
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Relax in the sun with this line-up of feel-good songs for summer days There’s nothing like lounging around on a summer day with the sound of good music in your ears. For many people, sunshine is already a wellbeing booster, as the sun’s rays boost vitamin D in the body, and it’s even been linked
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From challenging loved ones with outdoor activities, to learning how best to balance life’s demands, we share 10 things to do this August Page-turners Joe’s Family Food The nation’s favourite PE teacher is also a bestselling author, and is back with a brand new cookbook full of simple recipes for busy family life. As a
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Research into long Covid has revealed promising results that a diagnostic test could be developed in the future Most people who catch Covid will recover fully within 12 weeks, but for some, the symptoms linger. Long Covid is the name we’ve given this condition which has been likened to ME/CFS by some. So far there
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Whether it’s mood swings, pain, or just not feeling right, many find their period uncomfortable and even start to dread it. Is it possible to turn things around, and have a more mindful, positive period? Cramps. Mood swings. Random cravings. Spotty skin. Fatigue. These are just a few of the symptoms that those who have
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Reaching out for help can be daunting, and a fear of the unknown can hold us back. So we’re here to make that next step less scary, as we share what really goes on in cognitive behavioural therapy A pounding heart, sleepless nights, and worrying thoughts. For those who live with anxiety, these symptoms will
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At the beginning of 2020 it was inconceivable that we’d all be wearing face masks and now there’s a huge divide in opinion after the announcement that soon they’ll no longer be compulsory. But is continuing to wear a mask an act of collective community care? Face masks have become an everyday necessity here in
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What can you do when rejection feels utterly unbearable? Here we explore rejection sensitive dysphoria and its ties to ADHD No one likes to be rejected, do they? As humans, we’ve evolved to fear social rejection – back when we lived in caves, we needed the support of our tribe to stay alive. If we
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We’re told getting things off our chest will make us feel better in the long run, but what should we do if we initially feel worse? Opening up and reaching out for support is a hugely important part of working through mental health problems – both big and small. And it can often bring a
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