How your environment affects your mental health

Lots of factors contribute to poor mental health. Genetics, personal history, diet, lifestyle…all of these play a part. However, when trying to parse the causes of our mental health struggles, many of...

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Prevention and management of depression in children and young adults

Depression is not exclusive to adults. As we learn more about depression, we’re growing to understand that children can also suffer from depression - even from quite young ages. It’s naturally distres...

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Postnatal Depression In Men

Postnatal Depression is a horrible thing, which can turn what should be a happy (if tiring!) time for a family into a living nightmare. Over the last few years, awareness about postnatal depression ha...

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Maternal Mental Health

Mothers: we laugh together over the intense worries we have, for example about whether or not our baby is breathing – some of us will wake a softly sleeping infant to make sure they’re still alive, th...

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Music and Mental Health

Many of us love music, but did you realise that it’s good for your mental health? It’s true! Researchers have found that dopamine levels increase in the brain when people listen to music that they enj...

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On your feet, Britain! Combating depression with exercise

How Many People Suffer With Depression in the UK? A mere couple of decades ago, the word ‘depression’ was associated by most people with a passing mood. Not with a chronic illness. Now, however, say t...

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Stress Awareness Day: What is stress, and can counselling help?

Stress is a huge problem in modern society. More and more of us are afflicted with chronic stress, and it’s making us miserable. If you’re suffering from stress it’s very important that you find ways ...

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World Sleep Day: How sleep affects your emotions

We all know that tiredness feels bad. We are irritable, slow, easily upset, and find it hard to make it through the day when we are tired. Yet many of us continue to shave away our sleeping time as we...

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Purple Day - How Epilepsy Affects Families

On 26th March, people and institutions worldwide will be wearing purple and hosting events aimed at raising awareness of epilepsy. This is important not just for those with epilepsy themselves, but al...

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