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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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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University Mental Health Day

7th March 2019 is University Mental Health Day. Universities, students, mental health organisations, and ordinary people will be coming together to discuss and raise awareness of the very real mental ...

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How can an NCS counsellor help you to stay positive during illness?

A lot of people talk about the ‘benefits of positive thinking’ on your health. And they’re right – sort of. A ‘positive mindset’ really can help you to cope with the rigours of chronic illness. Mainta...

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Beating New Year's Resolution pressure

‘New Year, New You’! If only it were that simple! Around this time of year, the question we’re all asking one another is ‘What are your New Year’s resolutions?’ So much so that many of us make up re...

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How can you support the public’s health?

We know that 9 out of 10 members of the public trust health and lifestyle advice from the wider workforce. Our 2015 report Rethinking the Wider Public Health Workforce investigated this powerful stati...

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Find a Counsellor to help with Relationship Issues

FIND A COUNSELLOR TO HELP WITH RELATIONSHIP ISSUES Relationship problems are among the most stressful, painful, and upsetting things that a person can experience. Our relationships with others form t...

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