Self-Care

What is OCD?

What actually is OCD? Sadly, the term OCD is thrown around a lot with people saying things like “I’m a bit OCD” merely because they like things to be clean and tidy. This is very unhelpful as OCD can be extremely serious and people struggling with it often feel acute anxiety.  OCD – which stands

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10 Social Expectations and Why It’s OK to Ignore Them

It’s time to say goodbye to meeting expectations There are so many expectations in society and whoever you are you probably feel immense pressure to live up to them. One of the reasons we strive to meet expectations and be perfect is probably because of what we constantly see on social media – we’re always

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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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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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5 Tips on Opening Up to Someone About Your Past

Sometimes in life, we aren’t very lucky. Bad things can happen and we can all go through stuff in our personal lives that can have a lasting effect on us. Once the dust settles, however, one of the scariest things about life after trauma can be understanding how to tell someone about what you have

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Interview with Kali Kushner, from @myfacestory

Summer can be a pretty tough time if you are dealing acne, scars and other skin problems, and it can be pretty easy to let it take over your life. Well, at Ditch the Label, we don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun because they are feeling anxious. That’s why we caught up

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7 Things You Need to Know about Skin Confidence this Summer

Summer is here. But whilst for lots of people that means ice cream for dinner and working on your tan in your back garden, it can also be a pretty big source of stress if you struggle with skin confidence. Skin positivity is a relatively small movement on social media that sees a few people

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5 Things to Do When You Feel Like Everyone Else Is Better Than You

With exams, results, new schools, colleges,universities and new friends who all do different and cool things – it can all feel extremely overwhelming right now. Our new mates all have interesting hobbies that you’ve never even thought of and everyone has different talents that you haven’t tried. It can be easy to forget what makes

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10 Inspirational Women on Instagram You Need to Follow Right Now

It’s International Women’s Day and that can only mean one thing – a whole big bunch of content celebrating everything about being a woman! This year, we are celebrating with this awesome list of amazing Instagrammers and campaigners that you need to follow right now to fill your feed with some positive feminist vibes and

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15 Ways to be a Happier Person

It may feel like happiness is out of reach and impossible right now. But it is always within reach. There are proven scientific ways that can help bring your mood to it’s happiest level and help you become a happier person. Happiness is a direction, not a place. Whether it’s because things haven’t quite gone

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