Anxiety

  • A woman sleeping
    Life

    Why do we get anxiety dreams, and what do they really mean?

  • Fearne Cotton and Nadiya Hussain.
    Life

    Nadiya Hussain and Fearne Cotton get real about the “quiet inner voice” phenomenon

  • Kayleigh Dray in the cinema alone
    Life

    Why going to the cinema alone is a brilliant form of self-care

Latest Stories

Lizzo
People

Lizzo hits the nail on the head about the fear we’re all feeling right now

And she gave the best advice for combatting it.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
anxiety
Life

How to stop negative news stories impacting your mental health

14 ways to stay calm when the world’s headlines trigger your anxiety.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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seasonal affective disorder
Long Reads

The Scandinavian guide to surviving the dark days of winter

The days are short and dark, but it’s not all bad news.

Posted by
Helen Russell
Published
Work anxiety
Life

The *real* reason you’re feeling anxious about returning to work this week

An overlooked factor is making the stress of it a lot worse, according to a lead medical expert.

Posted by
Anna Brech
Published
Posted by
Anna Brech
Published

Millie Bobby Brown’s message of self-compassion is the 2020 resolution we need

It's time to accept who you really are, and gag that inner critic.

Long Reads

Are you suffering from Christmas burnout? Here’s how to cope if you’re feeling overwhelmed

Take the pressure off the festive season with these expert-approved tips.

Posted by
Christobel Hastings
Published
psych ward
Long Reads

“This is what it’s really like to be admitted to a psych ward over Christmas”

“I wasn’t even thinking, boy, this is a shitty way to spend Christmas, because I would have given every Christmas just to feel like myself again.”

Posted by
Katie Antoniou
Published
Millennial burnout
Careers

These 3 women came face to face with career burnout. Here’s how they overcame it

“I ended up with a medical device that helps my brain function.”

Posted by
Susan Devaney
Published
Mental health at Christmas: how to start a conversation
Life

How to talk about your mental health with friends and family this Christmas

Two experts share their tips for starting this important conversation.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Social anxiety: could nunchi help people dealing with social anxiety to feel better in social situations?
Books

“I tried nunchi in a bid to ease my social anxiety – and this is what happened”

Could nunchi – the Korean secret to happiness – really help people dealing with social anxiety?

Posted by
Poorna Bell
Published
Fear of happiness: why some people feel anxious about feeling happy or enjoying themselves.
Life

What is cherophobia? The fear of happiness, explained

Do you dread exciting events, even though you know you’ll have a good time? You might be dealing with cherophobia.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published

“Why it’s time to reject the idea of a ‘perfect Christmas’”

There’s enough pressure and stress at this time of year without the need to have the “perfect Christmas,” argues Stylist’s Lauren Geall.

Brexit Burnout
Life

This is the real impact the general election is having on our wellbeing

New research shows the number of British people stressed about current affairs has doubled in the last year.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
How to help anxiety: use a 'safety signal'.
Life

Why reaching for these kinds of items could really help your anxiety

New research has revealed the benefits of “safety signals” for people with anxiety – here’s everything you need to know.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
How to combat social anxiety at work: 4 tips from an anxiety expert.
Careers

4 simple ways to tackle social anxiety at work

The workplace is one of the most challenging environments when it comes to coping with social anxiety – so how should we deal with it?

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Life

“Are you in the right headspace to receive information that could possibly hurt you?”

How would you respond to this text message?

Posted by
Jessica Rapana
Published
Life

People are summing up their mental health in 3 words, and the results are so relatable

“Faking it beautifully.”

Posted by
Jessica Rapana
Published
Illustration of woman shopping and buying clothes
Fashion

“This mindful shopping hack calmed my anxiety around getting dressed”

It started with me feeling unable to get dressed, and ended with me feeling more in control of my wardrobe than ever.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
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Megan Murray
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4 ways to focus when you’re feeling overwhelmed

Digital overstimulation has us flailing between burnout and procrastination: here's what to do.

Health anxiety: what is hypochondria, and how can it be treated?
Life

Are you always worried about your health? You could be dealing with health anxiety

From obsessively checking your body for signs of illness to seeking constant reassurance from your GP, here’s everything you need to know about health anxiety.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published