Mental Health

How to Rebuild Your Self-Esteem Against a Backdrop of Asian Hate

Self-esteem is an emotional appraisal of your own worth which can be related to your age, body, gender, ethnicity and mental health. It is about how you think and feel about yourself. The levels vary in different stages of life and can improve or diminish with experiences and life situations. Being self-confident on the other

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How to Deal with Burnout

Do you feel exhausted? Are you finding it difficult to stay positive about your job? Are tasks feeling overwhelming? If the answer is ‘yes’, you might be experiencing burnout. Burnout is what happens to us when chronic workplace stress is not managed. I write about this today as we mark the first anniversary of the

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What is Anxiety?

We live in an age of anxiety – it seems to be everywhere! You probably keep hearing about it and you might not be sure what it actually means… we’ve all been there. Don’t worry, we are here to tell you everything you need to know. So, anxiety is a completely normal emotion and everyone

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5 Things to Do When You Feel Like Everyone Else Is Better Than You

With exams, results, new schools, colleges,universities and new friends who all do different and cool things – it can all feel extremely overwhelming right now. Our new mates all have interesting hobbies that you’ve never even thought of and everyone has different talents that you haven’t tried. It can be easy to forget what makes

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Everything You Need to Know About Feeling Sad – And What You Can Do to Feel Better

Feeling sad is something that happens to all of us. Your football team loses, you fall out with a friend, or something much worse happens, and it can feel like a smile is a distant memory. But what is sadness, and what actually happens to us when we feel sad?  What does serotonin do?  So

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An Open Letter on Harry and Meghan – by Joe Plumb

Ditch the Label author Joe Plumb writes about how important it is to believe someone’s mental health journey I think we can all agree that the news recently has caused a lot of negativity and some ways opinions have been expressed have shocked us all. Social media has been pretty grim since the Harry &

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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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10 Inspirational Women on Instagram You Need to Follow Right Now

It’s International Women’s Day and that can only mean one thing – a whole big bunch of content celebrating everything about being a woman! This year, we are celebrating with this awesome list of amazing Instagrammers and campaigners that you need to follow right now to fill your feed with some positive feminist vibes and

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9 Practical Things You Can Do to Keep Track of Your Mental Health

It’s funny how we can share our progress pics from the gym on Insta without a second thought, but we rarely share our emotional progress with each other. As a society, we’re not talking about mental health enough. We’re taught to look after our bodies in a million different ways but nothing is said about

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What are Invisible Illnesses? 6 Things You Need to Know

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Whilst when we break a leg, get the flu or have an accident, everyone around us can see that we aren’t 100%, a huge amount of illness and disability is under the surface. These are often called invisible illnesses; but what are they and

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