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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How to tell when it’s time to quit your job to protect your mental health

Putting your wellbeing first is always important.

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Lauren Geall
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The world feels pretty heavy at the moment – how to find joy amid the uncertainty

It’s possible to feel multiple emotions at once.

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Lauren Geall
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How to turn your summer around if it hasn’t gone to plan so far

There is still one month of ‘official’ summer left – here's how to make the most of it

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Meg Walters
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How to tell the difference between worrying and anxiety – and when to get help

We asked the experts to share their advice.

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Lauren Geall
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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.

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Why making space for mixed emotions is so important for your wellbeing

Feeling two things at once isn’t a bad thing, no matter how confusing it might feel.

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Lauren Geall
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“Am I really emotionally exhausted, or is Instagram just telling me so?”

The urge to self-diagnose is real.

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Lauren Geall
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How to release ‘pent-up’ emotions in a healthy and productive way, according to a psychotherapist

It’s time to have a cathartic release.

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Lauren Geall
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Feeling disconnected from yourself? Your ‘emotional blindspots’ could be to blame

Despite how big an impact our emotions can have on our mental health, many of us subconsciously avoid our feelings.

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Lauren Geall
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9 relaxing ‘self-care Sunday’ ideas to help you recharge and refresh

Take some time to yourself this weekend.

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Lauren Geall
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There are 7 hidden signs of low self-worth – here’s how to identify them

From struggling to accept compliments to engaging in negative self-talk, dealing with low self-worth can affect us without us even realising it.

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Leah Sinclair
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Meg Walters
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What is a ‘feeling memory’? How historical trauma is stored in the body like a memory

Sometimes, the body remembers more than the brain.

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Do you breathe more out of your nose or mouth? Here’s why it matters

Paying attention to the way you breathe can offer a whole host of benefits.

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Lauren Geall
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Overwhelm is real. Here’s how to cope if everything feels like too much right now

It can sometimes feel like life is happening to us rather than us living our lives.

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Paula Leach
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You’re not imagining it: it really is possible to ‘catch’ other people’s emotions

Here’s how to protect yourself.

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Lauren Geall
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4 simple ways to deal with pre-holiday stress, according to a psychotherapist

Relieve the pressure with the help of this useful advice.

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Lauren Geall
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A therapist explains why emotional numbness isn’t the same as feeling nothing

“At its core, emotional numbness is a coping mechanism.”

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Lauren Geall
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How to tell the difference between stress and anxiety (and why it’s important)

There are a number of key differences to keep an eye out for.

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Lauren Geall
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Kayleigh Dray
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How to get comfortable – really genuinely comfortable – asking for help

Do you find it difficult to accept help from others? It’s time to talk about why this might be…

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The real reason you feel the need to be busy all the time

Are you ‘addicted’ to feeling overwhelmed?

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Lauren Geall
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