Friendships

Dissociative Disorder – What it is and how to help someone with it

When the mind is under intense stress it can dissociate as a way to cope.  If someone has experienced physical, sexual, or emotional trauma in the past then it’s possible that their body and mind dissociated in the moment.  Dissociation is a normal response and can help the mind switch off from the very scary

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My Friends Leave Me Out – What Should You Do?

Being left out is something that we have all experienced within our friendship groups. Whether you can count your friends on one hand or you have a big group of mates, it is inevitable you’re not going to be invited to every single social event. That all seems reasonable enough to say and easy enough

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Nobody To Hang Out With You During the Holidays?

So the most magical time of the year is finally upon us and here at Ditch the Label, we couldn’t be more excited. But, we know this year might be a little different. Well, we think that we should always be able to laugh at ourselves when we get stuck in situations like this, which

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7 Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety

Everything you need to know about social anxiety We live in an age of anxiety. With a combination of countless disasters in the news whilst being bombarded by constant ads, it comes as no surprise that the number of people in the UK being diagnosed with anxiety is at an all-time high. In ordinary, everyday

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How to Tell If Someone Needs a Friend

Sometimes people just need someone to talk to, someone to trust and confide in, someone to spend time with and talk through their favourite things. Sometimes, we all just need a friend. So how can we tell if somebody needs a friend right now? Here’s six ways. 1) They get stuck on the negative side

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10 Ways to be an LGBT+ Ally

Today is all about getting rid of prejudice and spreading the love for everyone! So, we thought we would celebrate by giving everyone a bit of a guide on how to an ally to the community! According to Ditch the Label research, only 43% of young people identify as ‘traditionally straight’ and 76% of people

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How to Talk to Your Mates About Mental Health

It’s World Mental Health Day! We know that talking about yours can be rough and pretty scary, so we have come up with this quick guide about how to talk to your friends about mental health. Talking to your pals about anything remotely serious can sometimes be a bit of a tall order, especially when

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The Super Quick Guide to Making New Friends At a New School

Starting a new school in September? We got your back. We know starting over somewhere new, whether for exams like GCSEs or A-Levels, or just because you’ve moved away, can be super intimidating. It can be easy to worry that everyone will already know each other, or you simply won’t find your tribe there. That’s

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The Super Quick Guide to Making New Friends at Uni

We know that making friends is hard. You can’t just go up to a kid on the playground and offer to share your KitKat like you could in Primary School. It can be pretty scary to try to make friends as an adult. Now summer is drawing to a pretty rainy conclusion, and it’s time

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Helping a Friend Who’s Isolated Themselves: 7 Tips

Wondering how to help a lonely friend who has isolated themselves? Sometimes, friends can get wrapped up on what’s going on with them and become a bit distant. It can be hard to know if you should even try to help them, let alone how to help them. Plus, when the nights draw in and

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