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8 Lessons that Coming Out Has Taught Me – by Max Hovey

We are living a full Pride fantasy summer here at Ditch the Label, and as part of the celebrations, influencer, model and all round legend Max Hovey has written about his experiences of coming out. Coming out is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s not really a big deal once you’re out, but

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Do We Still Need National Coming Out Day?

So it’s National Coming Out Day and for many, this will be an exciting and celebratory day. However, we can’t help but think, despite the leaps and bounds in the fight for equality the UK has made, such as marriage and adoption, do we still need a day for coming out? 11 Reasons Why we Definitely

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A Guide to Overcoming Stress – Stress Reprogramming

When you’re going through a stressful situation, it is often really difficult to remove yourself from it and to see everything for what it really is. When there are multiple things happening all at once, it can become really overwhelming and tricky to figure out a way forward. Here’s our guide to overcoming stress through

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9 Ways To Be Vulnerable Without Getting Hurt

Being vulnerable isn’t just for couples, it is important for friendships and any relationship in your life to get to a deeper level. It can be a very difficult thing to do, if it’s something that you’re not used to doing. Whether you’ve been hurt in the past by being open with a friend or

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Top 10 Tips for Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

Each and every one of us has self-esteem. Healthy self-esteem is really important as it helps you make positive choices in your everyday life. Low self-esteem can affect your mental health and ultimately your future.

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How to Come Out as Pansexual

Are you thinking about telling people in your life that you are pansexual? Coming out as pansexual, like any other coming out, such as gay, bi or trans, can bring up a whole load of emotions. It can be hard, scary, fun and a massive relief. There are the usual things to consider such as: 

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21 Facts About Bullying That You Probably Never Knew

What We Do Every year at Ditch the Label, we carry out extensive research into bullying by asking students across the country about their experiences. We delve into the reasons why people bully and are bullied, as well as asking important questions about things like relationships, gender, mental health and body image. This groundbreaking research

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5 Ways to Avoid Burnout Over Christmas

When you say the phrase ‘burnout’ you tend to think of a student or worker at the end of another long hard week at work. But burnout over the holiday season is becoming a more regular occurrence. It’s the last push to the end of the year, the mornings are a bit grey and drizzly

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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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Cyberbullying: Top 9 Tips On Overcoming It

Up to 7 in 10 young people experience cyberbullying before the age of 18… but what is it and who does it affect?

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