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 be happy: the psychology behind the “HEAL” method and how it helps you become happier
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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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Dealing with disappointment: 3 ways to help cope with still having to cancel plans
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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.

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Amy Beecham
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Pandemic loneliness: “Just because we’re not in lockdown anymore, doesn’t mean we’re not still lonely”
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“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If you still feel withdrawn from the world at times, you’re not alone.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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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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Lauren Geall
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Struggling with the monotony of WFH? Here’s how to mix things up

Boredom can be surprisingly draining.

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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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“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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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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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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Pandemic mental health: “I can’t remember who I was before Covid-19”
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“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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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.

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Lauren Geall
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Amy Beecham
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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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This TikTok on embracing positive thinking is exactly what we need right now

New year, new mindset.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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This flexible approach to building a morning routine could help you to transform your day

The SHINE method is simple and effective.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Highly Sensitive Person: 7 reasons why being an HSP is a strength, according to a neuropsychologist
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Why being a highly sensitive person is actually a strength, according to a neuropsychologist

“I don’t think we should ever shame ourselves for being a certain way.”

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Amy Beecham
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How to make your first week back at work after Christmas a lot less stressful

Back-to-work anxiety isn’t fun – here’s how to handle it.

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Lauren Geall
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This message from a therapist beautifully sums up the power of being imperfect

You don't have to look like you "have it all together" to take up space in life.

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Anna Brech
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22 people on the one thing they want to leave behind in 2021

We asked readers to tell us what they will be happy to wave goodbye to in 2021 and their answers were revealing.

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Katy Harrington
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Anna Brech
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The telltale signs of burnout you may only notice with time off this Christmas

Sometimes, it's only when you finally rest that stress finds room to surface.

Woman looks at clock in bed as she fights insomnia
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No, it’s not (just) your imagination: the pandemic has slowed down time for all of us

Unexpected stress and change make days feel longer than they are.

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Anna Brech
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