5 Steps to Supporting Mental Health at Work

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More than 56% of employees have stated they haven’t received any mental health support or training from their employer since March in a survey by mental health organisation, TalkOut. The pandemic has seemingly highlighted how mental health support and awareness in the workplace is lacking. Levels of anxiety and depression have increased as a result […]

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21 Daily Mantras to Build a Better Relationship With Yourself

They say you are what you eat, but what if we were also the words we speak to ourselves daily? There may be more resources on self-help and bettering relationships with ourselves but we remain in constant search of reassurance whilst being our own worst enemy. Placing reminders on our phones or sticky notes around […]

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Lessons I Learnt About Social Anxiety as an Aspiring Journalist

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Overcoming many battles with social anxiety and deciding I wanted to go to university to study Journalism seemed contradictory to me at the time. “You must be absolutely mad”, I told myself repeatedly. The first step was the easiest for I was yet to face the fear of interviewing a complete stranger – aka putting […]

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Trialling CBD Oil For The First Time – A Review

Since medical marijuana was legalised in November 2018 in the UK, cannabidiol has grown to be a popular option for managing health conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, PTSD and other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. CBD is a non-psychoactive medicine that is extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation. A […]

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A Book Review – Great SEXPECTATIONS

“We may be “sexperts” but our expertise is in what society is telling us we should want, and most of us have very little expertise in discovering and communicating what we actually want”.  Sex is very much a taboo subject in society, though thankfully we’ve become better at addressing the fact that it’s purpose isn’t […]

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Why We Should Quit Associating Social Anxiety With Immaturity

“If I tell you my order, would you mind going to the till for me?” Those words have fallen from my mouth several times in the past and still do occasionally. Avoiding social interaction with strangers has become somewhat of a skill of mine. Self-scan is my best friend and shopping lists a necessity. My […]

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How You Can Help a Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

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The moods and behaviours of a loved one with Bipolar Disorder can be distressing to witness as well as challenging for them to experience. Although the notion sounds easier said than done, dealing with the illness requires acceptance and the willingness to keep learning. The challenge often lies in finding a balance between encouragement and […]

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5 Reminders For Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health awareness has never been so vital given the stress and uncertainty the nation is facing right now. Psychiatrists have warned of a “tsunami” of mental health problems built up during this period of time, with rises in emergency cases and a drop in routine appointments. Whilst this may set the fear of God […]

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Read This If You’re Anxious About Post-Lockdown

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You may be feeling excited for the day this madness is all over and we can squeeze family and loved ones to the point of suffocation. And you may also be feeling a little apprehensive. And that’s normal. We’ve grown used to a lifestyle that’s significantly steadier than before. We’ve learnt to make time for […]

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