Mental Health

Among the school runs and sleepless nights, it can be easy to put your own needs on the back burner. Use these tips to ensure you’re taking care of yourself, and your relationships, too Work-life balance can be difficult for many people, and being responsible for a child can be another added challenge. Taking care
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New report calls on senior higher education staff to undergo training ‘to improve racial literacy as part of a sector-wide crackdown’ Tackling racial harassment in higher education sheds light on the ongoing racial discrimination people face at university, stating unis are guilty of ‘perpetuating institutional racism’ on campus and calling on leaders in the higher
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A dance between shadow and light that we can all relate to – we explore the meaning behind komorebi, and the lessons it can teach us about mental health Every time I look up from my desk, I see my favourite art print – The Shyness of Trees by Marcel George. Imagining you’re looking straight
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‘Manifesting’ has become a real buzz word – and it’s one our columnist Grace Victory uses daily. Here, she shares everything you need to know about the power of ‘manifestation’ When I was 23, I began searching for ways to connect to myself moredeeply, as well as how to create a life that I really
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Don’t be a bystander. Learn how to gently step in, and soothe stress, with these simple steps It’s never easy to see someone else going through a stressful time. It can often leave us feeling hopeless, agitated, and maybe even stressed ourselves. But, with the right amount of caution and gentle management, there are several
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If you keep hearing people raving about menstrual cups but aren’t quite sure where to start, we’ve got your back When I first saw people talking about menstrual cups, my initial thought was – eeek, that looks scary and uncomfortable, no thanks. But as time went on, more people explained the benefits and busted misconceptions
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Digital expert and bullying survivor Harvey Morton shares his top tips for protecting yourself from cyberbullying This week is Anti-Bullying Week. While it’s upsetting that human beings need a week to remind them to be kind, it’s also heartening that so many people stand to be “united against bullying.” I wanted to be one of
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Give the gift of reading to those who might not have access this Christmas Getting cosy on the sofa and losing yourself in a good book is one of the small pleasures in life many of us relish. This year especially, being able to ‘escape’ the never-ending news cycle and the four walls surrounding you
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Make Christmas extra special by sharing a handmade gift with your loved ones You don’t have to splash the cash and spend a fortune on presents to show loved ones just how much they mean to you. Here are some ideas to help you get creative and make something meaningful to put under the tree
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As we approach the end of a testing year, it’s time to recognise how resilient we really are. There may be more challenges to come, but together we can weather the storm 1. Page-turners Aromatherapy: Harness the power of essential oils to relax, restore, and revitalise It’s no secret that essential oils such as lavender,
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Out of incredibly trying times this year have come moments of hope, kindness, and inspiration. Here, we celebrate just some of the people who have stepped up to support others Have a think back over the past year. No doubt, you’ll be able to conjure up countless examples of selflessness and heroism that have inspired
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Home ownership is considered the holy grail for many, but those of us who choose to rent instead have no need to feel guilty Recently my partner and I celebrated signing our tenancy agreement, meaning we can stay in our rented flat for another 18 months. We’ve been here for 18 months already, and love
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In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and while dealing with a family crisis, Keith’s brain decided to take a short break. When it switched itself back on, he needed to find out what had happened… I seem to wake with a start. But I’m sure I haven’t been asleep, so I’m confused and scared.
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Feeling tired and groggy? I’m with you Lockdown living combined with darker autumn nights can be exhausting, can’t it? As we face the prospect of spending days inside, staring at screens under artificial light, it’s not just our emotions that are on a rollercoaster ride. Our body clocks are being affected too. Our natural circadian
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