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Bipolar & Suicidal Thoughts: Are Those With Bipolar Disorder At Risk Of Suicide?

Bipolar disorder affects around one million people in the UK alone. It is a serious mental illness which can greatly impact the lifestyle of the sufferer, as well as those around them. In light of world Bipolar Day on March 30th, we look at bipolar disorder and the risk of suicide, including the signs to look out for and when to seek help....

COVID-19 And Missing School: Looking After Your Child’s Mental Health

COVID-19 And Missing School: Looking After Your Child's Mental Health

Across the nation and the world, the pandemic has had far-reaching effects that expand way beyond the physical impact of the virus itself. Health anxiety, social isolation, financial difficulties and other issues resulting from the pandemic have affected many adults across the world – but what do we know about the consequences on our children’s mental health?...

How To Boost Your Mental Wellbeing This Christmas

We have put together a guide to boosting your mental wellbeing over Christmas. These are tips that can hopefully help you reduce low and negative moods, and keep you safe during the festive period....

Loneliness And Lockdown: What To Do If You Feel Lonely

Loneliness And Lockdown: What To Do If You Feel Lonely

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt all over the world, from the physical to the emotional and mental. What’s happening in the world at the moment is a lot for anyone to process. A recent report from the Red Cross Life after lockdown: Tackling loneliness among those left behind, has found that 41% of UK adults report feeling lonelier since lockdown, up from 1 in 5 before, and a third of adults haven’t had a meaningful conversation in the last week. Read on to find out what to do if you feel lonely. ...

7 Ways To Reduce Stress – The 7 Day Challenge

7 Ways To Reduce Stress – The 7 Day Challenge

2nd-6th November is International Stress Awareness Week which places a focus on managing stress and mental health issues in the age of COVID-19. We’re taking this opportunity to arm you with tools and techniques for how to reduce stress and to reduce the stigma around this incredibly common condition....

5 Tips For Helping Someone With Suicidal Thoughts

5 Tips For Helping Someone With Suicidal Thoughts

It can be difficult to know what to do when someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts, as everyone thinks and expresses their thoughts differently, and can be suicidal for different reasons. According to the World Health Organisation, over 800,000 people die by suicide each year. Therefore, providing support is important, as it can sometimes be the difference between life and death....

Help For Carers: Looking After Yourself As A Carer

Help For Carers: Looking After Yourself As A Carer

With a rapidly ageing population, the pressure on us is becoming ever greater. We are not only expected to raise families but also maintain a career, relationships, social life, and care for elderly family members. In 2019 there were 8.8 million carers in the UK alone – and this number will continue to rise each year as our ageing population lives longer and longer. In this post we look at how to look after yourself as a carer....

7 Signs You’re Suffering From Lockdown Anxiety

Prior to the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there were over 8.2 million cases of diagnosed anxiety in the UK. Now, however, there are likely to be many more, what with the restrictions, lack of social interactions, and disruption to normal life experienced throughout lockdown. If you’ve noticed a change in your mental health and you’re not sure what it could be, here are seven signs to help you identify if your symptoms relate to anxiety....

How A Technology Detox Can Improve Your Mental Health

How A Technology Detox Can Improve Your Mental Health

Can a technology detox improve your mental health? Technology plays a big part in modern life, including the way we work, our social lives, and what we get up to in our spare time. Today’s world is so centred around technology that it can be difficult to escape it, but it is important for your mental and physical health to take a break every now and then. ...

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