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The latest health news, advice, tips and trends, with a focus on mental health and women's health.

How the pandemic and lockdown has changed how we drink alcohol, for better and for worse

“It was total escapism”: 3 women on how the pandemic changed how much they drink

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Amy Beecham
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    Mental Health

    Want to be happier? This key factor could make a big difference

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    Mental Health

    It’s time to say no: why being a people pleaser could be affecting you and your relationships

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    Mental Health

    Would a 4-day week solve our burnout problem, or is it all too good to be true?

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Mental Health

Forget the ‘January Blues’ – 6 women on why it’s their favourite month of the year

“It’s clean and new and full of opportunities.”

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Lauren Geall
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Mental Health

5 lessons in joy from dogs to get you through winter

Let’s get that tail wagging

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Sleep

An expert’s guide to getting a good night’s sleep when you’re constantly busy

In this week’s Sleep Diaries, a 42-year-old teacher learns how to sleep well despite the demands of her busy schedule.

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Lauren Geall
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How to be happy: the psychology behind the “HEAL” method and how it helps you become happier
Mental Health

Science says it’s possible to ‘train’ yourself to be happier. Here’s how to do it

Get ahead of the January blues with four steps.

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Amy Beecham
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3 simple methods to deal with the disappointment of still having to cancel plans

If you’re feeling down about Omicron disruptions, read this.

Pandemic loneliness: “Just because we’re not in lockdown anymore, doesn’t mean we’re not still lonely”
Mental Health

“Just because we’re not in lockdown anymore, doesn’t mean we’re not still lonely”

If you still feel withdrawn from the world at times, you’re not alone.

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Amy Beecham
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Mental Health

Meet The Secret Keepers: the Instagram account posting women’s deepest confessions online

“Discovered my dad’s affair at 14. I’m 24 now. Never told anyone.”

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Alice Peacock
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Mental Health

Struggling with the monotony of WFH? Here’s how to mix things up

Boredom can be surprisingly draining.

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Lauren Geall
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Mental Health

Why avoiding your emotions could have long term repercussions

It’s time to feel your feelings.

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Leah Sinclair
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Cervical cancer screening: why women’s health campaigners are criticising the extension of testing from 3 to 5 years in Wales
Health

The reason so many women are outraged over Wales’ changes to cervical cancer screening

A petition to reverse the decision has gained over 1.1 million signatures.

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Amy Beecham
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Mental Health

“Am I the only one finding it hard to accept the new year is here?”

The arrival of a new year feels strange when so much of the upcoming 12 months seems uncertain.

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Lauren Geall
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Pregnant women are facing poor conditions in UK prisons - here’s one woman’s story

“Putting a pregnant woman, or a mother and child behind a locked door is never going to be a safe place.”

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Mental Health

These 4 simple steps could help if you’re lacking motivation this January

Self-motivation is an art – here’s how to master it.

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Amy Beecham
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Mental Health

Forget overthinking – an expert breaks down the perks and perils of being an underthinker

The perils and perks of being an underthinker.

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Natalie Gil
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Sleep

Going through the perimenopause? Here’s how to minimise the impact it has on your sleep

In this week’s Sleep Diaries, a 42-year-old small business owner learns about the key changes she can make to deal with her perimenopausal insomnia.

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Lauren Geall
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Sleep

Here’s why you could be experiencing ‘social jetlag’ after the Christmas break

Here’s how to overcome this common issue.

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Lauren Geall
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Pandemic mental health: “I can’t remember who I was before Covid-19”
Mental Health

“I can’t remember who I was before”: 3 women on how the pandemic has changed their outlook on life

Three women reflect on the changes in their life since Covid-19.

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Amy Beecham
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Sleep

An expert explains why it’s so much harder to wake up when it’s dark outside

We asked a sleep expert to give us the facts.

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Lauren Geall
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9 signs you might be a highly sensitive person (and what that actually means)

Do you find bright lights overwhelming or tend to ‘catch’ other people’s emotions? Read this.

Pandemic mental health: 4 strategies to help you cope with not knowing when the pandemic will end
Mental Health

These 4 steps will help you cope with the changing Covid-19 finish line

The goalposts may feel like they’ve moved (again), but these practices should help you to feel more stable and resilient, according to a psychologist.

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Amy Beecham
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