Mental Health

What Actually is Self-Harm? A Simple Guide

OK. So you’ve heard of self-harm and maybe you know people who do it. But do you actually know what it is and why people self-harm? Why do some people feel an urge to inflict pain on themselves? I can remember as a youth worker running mental health workshops in schools about self-harm and people

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“I’ve been self-harming, what should I do?”

Self-harm can often be something that people do in secret, and it can feel like a very private way of coping so worrying that someone might find out is a very normal fear. Perhaps you have scars, and you are ashamed and embarrassed about what you have done to your body. You don’t want to

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Separation anxiety: What you need to know

It’s summer, and the world is opening up again. But that might mean that this is the first time in a long time that you and your other half head your separate ways for trips, family get-togethers and that long-awaited holiday. If that’s got you feeling anxious that might mean you are suffering from separation

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9 Tips for Dealing with Glow-Up Pressure

It always happens at different points throughout the year. Whether it’s early Summer or after you’ve been wrapped in knitwear over the festive season, it feels like there is always a reason to undergo a “glow-up”. We’ve all been sitting inside for over a year waiting for the day when we could be in the

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7 Things to Say to Yourself When Your Anxiety Spikes

If you suffer with anxiety, then you know what it feels like to feel it rise. It can feel like you are going to have a panic attack, or a feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach. However rising anxiety feels to you, there are some important things to remember when it starts

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Feeling Bad About Your Skin? 5 Things You Need to Remember

When you’re dealing with a bad skin day or week or month, it can feel like a battle to feel good. It might be that you decide to cancel plans, avoid work or school, or do everything you can to cover it up. Well Ditch the Label and Bioré want to normalise bad skin days,

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Retraumatization and Racism: 7 Ways to Deal With It

The first anniversary of the death of George Floyd is around the corner, and likely to be in the press. Being constantly exposed to traumatic events in the media can be difficult to deal with so Dr Chandrika Patel writes about ways to cope. Racial trauma can be caused by both direct and indirect experiences

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Feeling Anxious About Lockdown Easing? Read This

This Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK is on the cusp of reopening and getting back to how things were 2 years ago. When we entered lockdown, we were all nervous, but now anxiety is on the up because of opening those same doors we closed. Are you feeling anxious about meeting up with friends

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12 Practical Ways To Look After Your Mental Health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and looking after our mental health has never been more important. We’ve all been through a lot in the last year and so it’s vital to feel like we can talk to people in our lives about what’s going on with us, and look at practical things we can do

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3 Reasons Why We Still Need Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is here. In recent years, society has talked about mental health more and more, and it seems that most people are now aware of what it is and how it’s just as important as physical health. Schools, social media, workplaces, universities, you name it! Everyone is talking about it which is

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