Mental Health

Latest news and articles about mental health. Advice from experts on how to improve your emotional wellbeing, reduce stress and avoid burnout.

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    13 easy ways to switch off from work at the end of the day

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    5 ways to cope if you’re anxious about seeing friends over the bank holiday

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    Is ‘hybrid working’ the answer to better mental health post-pandemic?

Latest Stories

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“My confidence has taken a hit during lockdown – how can I get it back?”

Are you struggling with your self-esteem post-lockdown? You’re not alone.

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Lauren Geall
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The truth about dating on antidepressants, according to the women doing it

Navigating a relationship is hard enough as it is – but it has the potential to be even harder if you’re on antidepressants.

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Serena Smith
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A woman sat on the floor with her arms out
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How to build new habits and routines as lockdown eases

Want to make more conscious decisions as we head ‘back to normal’? Read this.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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A woman with mental health issues
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“I was sectioned for my mental health as the UK went into lockdown”

This is what it’s like to live on a psychiatric ward during a pandemic.

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Stylist Team
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Lauren Geall
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Why now is the perfect time to switch up your WFH routine (and how to do it right)

Make the most of lockdown restrictions easing by making this simple change to how you work.

Why we need mental health first aiders in the workplace
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This is what getting a hug does to your brain

Even a 10-second squeeze can improve your health, so we're happy to be able to hug again from Monday 17 May.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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6 stress experts share the best tips they've learnt

Time to take note

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“I've had over 371 panic attacks, this is how my first one felt”

Claire Eastham's new book, F**k, I Think I'm Dying, chronicles her struggle with panic attacks and how the first one felt.

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Claire Eastham
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Why the Nordic concept of ‘friluftsliv’ could be the key to better mental health as lockdown eases

Make your wellbeing a priority this summer by adopting this approach.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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A stressed out woman
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Why you can’t stop doubting yourself in social situations

You’re not the only one playing day-old conversations back in your head.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Woman sitting on sofa looking bored and unmotivated
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“Languishing” nails how we all feel right now, but what can we do about it?

There's a name for that post-lockdown feeling of aimlessness, hopelessness, and general lack of drive and motivation. Here's what you can do about it,

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Ben Graham
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Lauren Geall
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Feeling stressed and on edge? Here’s how getting to know your vagus nerve could help

We asked an expert to explain.

A broken heart held together with a safety pin
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Struggling to move on and forgive someone who hurt you? Try this

New research has revealed the best way to forgive and forget.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Digital hoarding: meet the women who can’t let go of old texts and pictures

“Digital data is as bad for our mental health as physical hoarding”

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Lola Christina Alao
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The stigma around taking antidepressants for women of colour is real and needs to stop

Why is antidepressant use still a taboo for women of colour?

Posted by
Zesha Saleem
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woman meditating to preserve mental health without access to councelling
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A therapist’s 11 methods for managing your mental health if you can’t access counselling

Techniques for unpacking trauma in safe, healthy and productive ways.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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A woman in bed with her hands over her eyes having a vivid dream
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What’s with all the wild dreams on antidepressants?

For many, one of the strangest side effects of taking antidepressants is dealing with an influx of wild, vivid dreams. But what causes them?

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Lauren Geall
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Young woman suffering from mental illness
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“Don’t do what I did and treat antidepressants as a last resort”

One woman shares how taking antidepressants changed her life and how she wishes she has gone for help sooner.

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Serena Smith
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Lauren Geall
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9 relaxing ‘self-care Sunday’ ideas to help you recharge ahead of a new week

Take some time to yourself this weekend.

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90-year-olds share their secrets to a happy life after surviving the pandemic

Carer Daisy Dalton has been struggling with anxiety and battling mental health issues, so she asked people in their 80s and 90s for their advice.

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Katy Harrington
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