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RU OK? Day
Today is RU OK? Day, a chance to start a conversation with a friend who is struggling to cope. If you’ve noticed your friend is less chatty than usual or avoiding social activities, trust your gut instinct and ask them how they are going.Read article
What is depression?
Depression is an intense feeling of sadness or low mood that lasts for a long time, sometimes weeks, months or years. If you are depressed, it can start to interfere with your personal and work life, your wellbeing, and your physical health. Find out more about the symptoms of depression and how you can get help.Read article
What are the symptoms of anxiety and what can cause anxiety?
Many of us feel anxious when we have a stressful event or situation coming up, and we are worried about it. This feeling is temporary and usually goes away after the event or situation has ended. Anxiety is when that feeling of anxiousness does not go away and is long term. Find out more about the symptoms of anxiety and what can cause anxiety.Read article
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness teaches us to observe the present moment and clear our mind.Read article
What can cause depression?
We may all feel sad or in a down mood at some time in our life, but when you have depression, these feelings last for a long time and can be quite intense. There usually isn’t one single event or factor that can cause depression, but rather a combination of several factors. Here we look at key these factors that can lead to depression.Read article
Benefits of sleep and why sleep is good for your mental health
We may not think about sleep too much, but we know that it is beneficial in some way. We often feel ‘out of sorts’ after a bad night’s sleep but are ready to take on anything after a good night’s sleep. So what are the benefits of sleep for our mental health and why is sleep so important?Read article
Three surprising mental health benefits of sleep
The study of sleep science has been around for hundreds of years. Even so, you don’t need to be a scientist to appreciate the mental health benefits of sleep.Read article
When is anger a problem?
Anger is a completely normal emotion to experience, but when does anger start to become a problem?Read article
Six quick pick-me-ups
We are all time poor and have any number of things competing for our attention. It can be hard for us to etch out the time to practice some self-care. Here are some five-minute tasks to keep you on an even keel during your hectic day.Read article
Loneliness - ways to improve your social relationships
Recent studies have been looking at loneliness and how connecting with people can positively improve your mental health, social health, and wellbeing. For some of us, this may be easy, but for others, social relationships and situations can leave us feeling a little awkward. Read our advice on how to improve your social relationships.Read article
Why the pressure to be happy, can make us unhappy
Our obsession with happiness and positivity is a relatively modern phenomenon. Ironically though, striving to ‘achieve happiness’ could be making us unhappy. Here are five reasons why trying to be happy could be making us unhappy.Read article
Gaming - a cure for isolation and loneliness
Can gaming be a cure for social isolation? It’s not about escaping reality, it’s about escaping reality together.Read article