As thousands of 18-year olds in the UK have begun or are about to begin their university experience, starting with the infamous ‘freshers’ week’, now is an opportune moment to discuss the mental health crisis in universities. Why are university students of particular concern? Given that the majority of mental health problems develop by the […]
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Do you have a friend who has been down on their luck? Here are five simple ideas, that are either cheap or free that can help lift there spirits. Make them a care basket. You can fill it with their favorite bath bombs, soaps, and snacks. This can give them a day or night to […]
It is a historic time for mental health, as the NHS celebrates its 70th year, the NHS is undertaking an ambitious programme to transform mental health services, and to provide equal status to mental and physical health. Dr John Hague, clinical mental health lead at Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG, points out that with nine […]
The rankings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) place the UK in joint seventh place for adults reporting they have depression out of 25 countries from across Europe and Scandinavia. Some folks suffer for very specific reasons—perhaps because of a brain lesion, a genetic mutation, specific episodes of trauma, or an idiosyncratic […]
Some of us notice that we don’t feel so good in the Winter, we don’t have the same motivation we did in the long, warm Summer days. This feeling can quite easily interfere with your day to day life, some people might remark that they feel like they need to hibernate but many people don’t […]
Everyone has “blue moods”, it’s a normal part of life, sometimes you get hit with bad news, like the loss of a loved one or getting laid of from a job, even something as simple as friends cancelling on plans they have made with you may trigger it. Being sad is a natural part of […]
Yesterday we talked about the benefits of sleep hygiene, today we’re going to go more in depth into how to improve your sleep hygiene and come out feeling more energised and happier because of it. It may seem impossible to get any sleep when you’re awake at 3am tossing and turning under your bed sheets […]
Sleep hygiene. This is the term given to your night time rituals and bed time routine. If you want to get a better nights sleep, the answer often lies in your bed time habits and how you set yourself up for a decent nights sleep. Sleep is as important to our health as eating and […]
Waking up in the morning and breaking free of the cozy warmth of your blanket may be one of the most difficult things you do each day when you’re struggling with your mental health. Thoughts about all the things you need to do today flood your mind and you feel overwhelmed before you’ve even opened […]
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