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How to recognise anxiety if you’re a new mum

Anna Mathur is a mum of three, an experienced Psychotherapist and passionate psycho-educator, with a specialism for working with women. In this extract from her book Mind over Mother: Every mum’s guide to worry and […]

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Related Categories: Lunchtime Learning, Parenting, Wellbeing

How to Tell Depression (and Bindweed) to Piss Off

The allotment During the twelve months I wasn’t employed because my depression was so bad, I decided to volunteer for a community allotment. The theory went that I would plant some seeds, see how new […]

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Why you should (binge) watch Netflix’s Big Mouth

With loud, overly enthusiastic characters and simple tales, people (me) often mistake animated shows as a source of entertainment only for young children – think Dora the Explorer and Peppa Pig. However, Netflix’s animated series […]

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Kindfulness : The trend of self-compassion

It was reported recently in the Guardian, in a piece on recent ‘up lit’ novels, that kindness is making its mark in the literary world, with big-hearted stories featuring tenderness, companionship and compassion rising to […]

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Boys Don’t Cry : Why Men Need To Talk About Mental Health

Meet Tim. For nearly a decade he kept his depression secret. It made him feel so weak and shameful he thought it would destroy his whole life if anyone found out. And Tim is not […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Losing Your Mind

‘This is a funny, brutal, kind, sobering, remarkably brave and clear-eyed book. Compelling and necessary.’ Warren Ellis, author of Normal, Gun Machine and Transmetropolitan ‘Emily Reynolds is a brilliant writer on an important subject. And […]

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How to use mindfulness meditation to improve your mental and physical health?

It has become widely accepted that mindfulness meditation is good for you. It can help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion and promote a genuine joie de vivre; the kind of happiness […]

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Your Child & Depression – What You Need To Know

My eldest son, Michael, went to university in 2007 and, over the next three years, became depressed and anorexic. Throughout that time, my letters and emails to him were full of laughter and good humour. […]

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Related Categories: Parenting

Staring At Lakes – Balancing Depression and Joy

Throughout his life, Michael Harding lived with a sense of emptiness. Through priesthood, marriage, fatherhood and his career as a writer, a pervading sense of darkness and unease remained. When he was fifty-eight, he became […]

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Related Categories: Depression/Mental Health

Mindfulness in the office: tips for reducing work stress

  Work and office life is one of the main causes of stress in today’s world but by bringing mindfulness practice into your work life you can make major improvements in the quality of your life […]

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Related Categories: Business, Wellbeing