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What Actually is Self-Harm? A Simple Guide

OK. So you’ve heard of self-harm and maybe you know people who do it. But do you actually know what it is and why people self-harm? Why do some people feel an urge to inflict pain on themselves? I can remember as a youth worker running mental health workshops in schools about self-harm and people

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How to be the best ally for the #StopAsianHate movement

The #StopAsianHate movement is all about bringing an end to the rise of racist attacks and hate crimes against Asian people since the start of the pandemic. You can find out more about it from our quick guide to the movement here. It’s hard to know how to be the best ally to any movement

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7 Tips on How To Be A Trans Ally

A trans ally is someone who is cisgender but fights alongside the trans community to tackle prejudice and promote equality. Here at Ditch the Label, we definitely think this day is a pretty important one, as loads of people all over the world still get targeted daily for being gay, bi and trans. We want

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What to Do When You Are Sexually Harassed in the Street

Unfortunately, it has happened to every woman you know. 97% of women and girls of all ages have been publicly harassed in the UK. Street sexual harassment can be a really scary and intimidating experience for women of any age, but because it happens so often, we might not feel like it’s even worth talking

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What Actually is Depression?

If you are currently feeling suicidal, find out where you can support here. As a counsellor, I have had many clients over the years describe their depression to me as a deep, dark fog.  Many feel like there is no escape and that they are stuck in this darkness with so little energy to do

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My Parents are Emotionally Bullying Me

Does it feel like your parents are picking on you? Maybe their treatment of you is making you feel less confident? Is it bullying? The very fact that you’ve sought out this article to get some advice on your parents bullying you says that it could be bullying and you’re definitely not overreacting. Emotional and

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“Not having to hide your life really is incredible”: An Interview with Sam Stanley

It’s LGBT history month! So we caught up with Sam Stanley, one of the first openly gay rugby players, to chat about rugby, pride, and how he dealt with coming to terms with his sexuality in an industry where very few had already done so. Hi Sam, can you tell us a little bit about

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Are They Really Your Friend? 15 Signs That Suggest Otherwise

We’ve all had friendships that have ended up a little pear-shaped and it’s unfortunate that most of the time, we all have to get burnt before we can spot a bad friend from a good one. We’ve pooled together our own experiences and come up with 15 of the most common signs that somebody isn’t

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10 Reasons Why We Need Trans Allyship in 2019

So, guys, we have done a bit of digging with our partners over at Brandwatch. Well, actually, a lot of digging. We joined forces to analyse 10 million online posts over the past three and a half years to explore a really serious issue affecting hundreds of thousands of people every day: transphobia.  The issue

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7 Long Distance Survival Tips (from a Couple Who Actually Did It!)

We are in middle of a great big summer of love and Pride here at Ditch the Label, and as part of the celebrations, we’ve teamed up with one of our favourite Instagram couples @glossnoodles, who have brought you their list of ways to survive long-distance love. We’ve all heard the horror stories about long

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