Mental Health

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    “A friend told me I was ‘draining’ when struggling with my mental health”

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    Life

    This is how sitting down at work all day impacts our mental health

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    The conversation we need to have about Caroline Flack

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Stacey Dooley's On The Psych Ward
Life

Stacey Dooley’s On The Psych Ward reveals reality of being sectioned

“Things have to get a lot worse before they decide to help you. And, by the time things are worse, you don’t actually want the help.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Careers

This is how working long hours puts your mental health at risk

Show this to your boss the next time they ask you to work overtime.

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Moya Crockett
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Long Reads

“Why looking after house plants is the ultimate form of self-care”

Caring for house plants has been proven to reduce stress and boost mood.

Posted by
Kat Poole
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Life

This wellbeing hack will help you to see the bright side of life – and it’s completely free

Trust us, it’s a goodun’.

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Lauren Geall
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Lauren Geall
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Spending time in nature isn’t just good news for your health – it can help the planet, too

Could a trip to the local park help to solve the climate crisis?

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Life

Want to avoid burnout? Embracing curiosity could be the answer

Approaching the world with a curious mindset could be the answer to reducing our stress levels.

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Lauren Geall
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Books

Why it’s absolutely OK to take your time reading a book

There’s real joy to be found in rationing out the pleasure of reading, and it could even reduce stress and cure burnout.

Posted by
Christina Quaine
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Life

We know who’s to blame for your FOMO – and it’s not who you think

Our fear of missing out is dictating our lives – and it’s time we took control.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Long Reads

Everything you ever wanted to know about HPV (and everything you didn’t)

The HPV vaccine could reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer by a third. But what is HPV?

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
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Long Reads

Hands up who wants a 4-day work week? Here’s how to ask for it

Could flexible working be the answer to burnout?

Posted by
Paula Akpan
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Life

This is the difference between an anxiety attack and a panic attack

We asked a doctor to unpick the misconceptions around these surprisingly common mental health conditions.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Sarah Biddlecombe
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How to talk to your manager about your mental health

80% of UK adults feel uncomfortable talking to our managers about our mental health. It's about time we made this difficult conversation easier.

Stacey Dooley: On The Psych Ward takes us inside psychiatric hospital for new documentary
Life

Stacey Dooley’s On The Psych Ward is making waves on Twitter, for good reason

The documentary promises to take viewers inside a psychiatric hospital – and explore the stresses placed on mental health services.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

7 practical ways to support a loved one who is grieving

From helping with paperwork to preparing food, these simple gestures will show how much you care.

Posted by
Amy Swales
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Fear of happiness: why some people feel anxious about feeling happy or enjoying themselves.
Life

Apparently we're all on a hedonic treadmill, but it's time to press the emergency stop button

A psychologist explains WTF is going on.

Posted by
Jessica Rapana
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Burnout
Life

3 signs of work-related burnout we should all be aware of

An expert breaks down the basic signs we should all be looking out for.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
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Life

Are you suffering from social media anxiety? Here’s how to tell

According to new research commissioned by Stylist, 40% of women feel more anxious after spending time on social media.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Long Reads

Suffering from work burnout? Here’s why you should try the 42% rule

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? This scientifically approved formula could be the solution.

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Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
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Jessica Rapana
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Taylor Swift’s quest for approval is something every woman can relate to

Miss Americana is a powerful commentary on female validation

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Life

Why you should ask your friends if they’re really OK this week

78% of people will say they’re fine, even if they’re not.

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Alix Walker
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