Mental Health

In the few minutes before work started this morning, I gave Twitter a courtesy scroll. I knew I was planning to write a piece this morning so wanted to see what was happening in the world, take its pulse as it were. I was not expecting to see the news that Trump supporters had stormed
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We’ve all had those ‘where on earth have I put the keys?’ moments, but for some of us continually struggling to process information and constant forgetfulness can be signs of brain fog… And after how stressful the past year has been, it’s no wonder that more of us than ever may be experiencing these symptoms.But
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Over half of individuals birthed with 1 of 4 genetic conditions experience signs of autism, in spite of not getting approved for an official medical diagnosis, according to new study conducted at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. ” Several hereditary conditions have been linked to autism, and these conditions are progressively being identified within
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Five tips to help you manage feelings of guilt in the coronavirus pandemic When my best friend recently admitted to me that she feels terribly guilty for contracting COVID-19, I was truly surprised. She had in no way brought the virus on herself, so how could she feel guilty for being so poorly? So I
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Stephen Manderson, also known as Professor Green, shares his thoughts on gut health, mental health, the passion behind his business Aguulp and his amazing plans for the future Reflecting on a year that was unexpected for all of us, Stephen Manderson joined Happiful’s podcast lineup in late 2020 to share his life-long journey with gut
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Writer, creator of the Babes About Town blog, and mum of two football-loving boys, Uju Asika shares thoughts from her new book Bringing Up Race: How to raise a kind child in a prejudiced world, and why she believes kindness is key in every conversation As a woman who wears many hats – including author,
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Feeling left behind and overwhelmed by the unwavering forward-motion of technology? You’re not alone. Learn how to mentally log off and reconnect with reality Technology: it’s the all-consuming, ever-evolving, attention-needing force that rules our lives. And it’s developing at an incredible rate. Our days are saturated with emojis, browsers, hangouts, hashtags, cookies, clickbait, influencers, passwords,
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What does your self-talk sound like? For most of us, it’s focused on negativity and can be destructive to our self-esteem. But, as life coach and author Michelle Elman reveals, there are ways we can reduce its volume… Your own personal cheerleader, rooting for you, and boosting your confidence every step of the way –
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Do you struggle to get up and greet the day? We share nine top tips to help you build good morning habits, and start your day the right way Mornings are like Marmite: you either love ʼem, or hate ʼem. As a long-time established night owl, trying to make the switch to become a morning
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Don’t be taken in by false promises! Learn how to spot an unsustainable diet, and prioritise your health and happiness this New Year We all know the drill. The New Year comes around and suddenly we’re bombarded with ‘New Year, new you’ ad campaigns, promising that the latest diet is guaranteed to transform your body,
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2020 has taught us that exercising, and having access to the great outdoors, can fundamentally support our mental health and wellbeing. As Team Happiful pledges to take part in RED January, we explore the evidence behind the feel-good factor we get from movement While it’s often difficult to imagine a list of positives from the
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As the temperature drops, and lockdown restrictions linger, we look at how you can continue to connect with nature throughout the winter months Whether it’s exploring a local park, or finding solace tending to plants in the garden, over the past year many of us have come to better appreciate nature closer to home. According
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There are many benefits to different personality types, but one that doesn’t get shouted about enough is the power of introversion. Here, chartered psychologist Dr Audrey Tang shares six reasons to celebrate introverts I enjoy solitude; it gives me time to re-energise. Like many of you who may feel the same, it’s not that we
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For years, J was passed around systems as he tried to understand what was causing him to behave in a self-destructive way. Finally, he was given a diagnosis of ADHD and one-to-one help, and everything started to make sense Countless sleepless nights followed, as my mind never stopped ticking. A disruptive education, relationships deteriorating rapidly,
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This year has been anything but easy and, with 2021 just days away, how can we prepare for another year of uncertainty? Astrology and moonology expert, Yasmin Boland, shares her tips for making 2021 work for you As we go into the New Year, it’s a time to live consciously and intentionally. Arguably, the most
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When Amber discovered she was pregnant, she felt as though she had to hide the way she was really feeling. Following a diagnosis of antenatal depression, Amber finally began to prioritise herself and her own feelings, and uncovered a newfound sense of excitement for the future On some level, I guess I had an expectation
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Doing a little DIY TLC. Buttering your muffin. Having a ménage à moi. There’s hundreds of ways to say it, but could adding masturbation to your self-care routine give your sense of wellbeing a serious boost? Self-pleasure. It’s not really something we talk about, is it? Sure, it’s a completely normal and extremely common act
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From a woman who has learnt the lessons herself, we share tips for finding confidence and power when working in male-dominated environments Being a woman working in male-dominated environments can be challenging, as Gemma Gratton knows all-to-well, having spent 17 years in the construction industry. Here, she shares her tips for how to thrive: 1.
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The site endchildpoverty.org has two goals: to enable vulnerable families to access support over the Christmas break via an interactive map that lists local support facilities, and to encourage nationwide support, donations, and volunteers to fight food poverty. Many local authorities, businesses, food banks, NGOs, charities, and sporting organisations have pledged their support, offering food
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Following the news that Christmas 2020 will be very different for households across the UK, Happiful’s head writer, Kathryn Wheeler, reflects on managing bad news and finding hope in hard times, and reaches out to mental health professionals for their advice It was midday Saturday 19 December when I first started picking up on whispers
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When a loved one is struggling with the way they look, it can be difficult to know what to say. So, with this in mind, we share essential tips for supporting someone who’s experiencing body images concerns When we talk about self-image, we’re generally referring to how someone sees, and feels about, their appearance. This
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When Elsa found out she was pregnant in autumn 2019, she never could have predicted the additional set of challenges she’d face thanks to Covid-19. Here she shares the highs and lows of pregnancy in a pandemic, and raising a newborn in lockdown. After getting married at the end of August 2019, I began my
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New data from The Health Survey for England uncovered that 19% of women screened positive for a possible eating disorder when questioned about their relationship with food According to charity Beat, eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that can involve restricting or avoiding food, bulimia, binge eating, and anorexia. As with all experiences, eating disorders
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