Being Aware Of How Alcohol Can Affect Our Mood

Being Aware Of How Alcohol Can Affect Our Mood

Alcohol is quite an embedded part of our culture, here in the UK. For some of us, it can be a social thing to do; we might meet up with friends in bars or pubs, go on nights out and party until dawn, or have frequent dinner parties with no shortage of wine. Others might…

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A Self-Care Guide For Parents

Most of us will have heard of the term ‘self-care‘ by now, but for many of us – especially parents – the notion of self-care can seem like a lovely idea in principle, yet a tad unrealistic and inaccessible. Slotting it into the chaos and unpredictability of our lives can feel impossible, especially when children…

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What Is Post-Operative Depression And What Might Help

What Is Post-Operative Depression And What Might Help?

Post-operative depression is something that many of us might never have thought about or considered because we’ve never had an operation. Even for those of us who have had an operation – we may never have discussed depression as part of the recovery process and it’s not usually something that’s included in the operation information…

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15 Self-Care Ideas For Children

15 Self-Care Ideas For Children

For those of us who look after children in some capacity, we’ve probably read a fair few articles and books over our time in the hope of raising them to be healthy, well-rounded individuals. The concept of ‘self-care‘ can be a tricky one to explain to little ones – it’s a broad topic, interchangeable as…

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Mourning The Person You Were Before Depression

Mourning The Person You Were Before Depression

When depression enters our lives, we feel as though we’ve become a shell of the person we used to be. If we’ve been living with depression for a long time then this can be particularly prevalent. The person we become might be different from the person we used to be, or the person we always…

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25 Money-Saving Hacks

Living with poor mental health can be expensive. Not only can it impact our ability to work, and consequently our income, but we might also have to pay for things like prescriptions, taxis (because we can’t cope with public transport), and pre-packaged food (because we don’t have the energy to cook). Money worries can negatively…

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Self-Care Isn’t A Replacement For Community Care

Self-Care Isn't A Replacement For Community Care

We’ve probably all heard of self-care by now. It’s become very popular in the last few years, and with good reason – it’s beneficial for our mental health. But self-care shouldn’t replace community care. We can absolutely care for ourselves (and it’s important that we do!) but that doesn’t erase the importance of connecting with…

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11 Symptoms Of Environmental Anxiety (And What To Do About It)

11 Symptoms Of Environmental Anxiety (And What To Do About It)

With an increasing awareness of climate change, and an increased level of urgency to reverse the impact that we’ve had on the environment, it’s not surprising that more and more people are beginning to feel anxious about our world. Some people use the term ‘eco-anxiety‘ to describe a ‘chronic feeling of environmental doom’. Anyone aware of…

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Social Prescribing: What It Is And How It Might Help

Social prescribing is part of NHS England’s long-term plan. Currently, around 60% of areas in England have social prescribing schemes but this number is growing all the time.  NHS England have committed to increasing the number of ‘link workers’ who can help to facilitate social prescribing, over the next few years as part of Universal…

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Helping Our Children To Understand Self-Care

Self-care is something that most of us naturally do in our lives to some extent. On top of that, many of us consciously make sure that we build extra self-care time into our days, too. We might want to explain self-care to our children and encourage them to build it into their lives as well….

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