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What is CBT?

CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a way to manage problems by changing the way you think and behave. It can be used for a variety mental and physical health problems but most commonly for anxiety and depression. It’s a collaborative talking therapy through...

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What is mindfulness and how does it work?

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular way of enhancing our wellbeing. Basically, it refers to being ‘in the moment’ or maintaining an awareness of what we’re thinking and feeling, our bodily sensations and our environment right there and then. As a non-judgemental...

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What exactly are panic attacks?

Everyone responds to fear, danger, excitement and stress. It’s a perfectly normal response and actually helps to keep us safe. However, when our response becomes exaggerated it can lead to physical symptoms that result in a panic attack. Symptoms might include feeling...

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Managing Anger

We all experience anger at times for all sorts of reasons and it’s a perfectly normal, healthy emotion. In fact, anger can help us to defend ourselves, motivate us to change things or even identify problems that we can then try to address.However, problems arise if...

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Helping others can help ourselves

We know that talking, exercise and a healthy diet can help us maintain good mental health, but what about the effect of helping others? Research suggests that when we help others - strangers or people we know - we actually do ourselves good. Our brains release...

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Why we should eat well

We’ve all heard of a ‘well-balanced diet’ but it’s not always clear what this is and why we should try to have one. Basically, the food we eat provides the energy we need to keep us going throughout the day. It also provides the nutrients necessary for repair and...

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Healthy internet use

There’s little doubt that the internet has transformed out lives. At our fingertips we have virtually instant access to education, information and opportunities that we could only have dreamed of a few years ago. But, like many things, it needs to be managed so here...

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What is depression?

Part of human nature is that our moods can vary for any number of reasons. We might feel irritable because we’re hungry or tired or feel a bit low thanks to hormone changes or lack of sunlight. And that’s all perfectly normal. We all feel low - even miserable and sad...

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Reasons to be active

We all know that exercise is good for us, both mentally and physically, and yet no matter how good our intentions, we often seem to find reasons to avoid it. But when we think of the prevention or delay of health problems that exercise can bring, it’s quite a...

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The problem with food

Food is an important part of our lives and choosing a healthy diet can have a very positive effect on our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Whilst eating habits can be fluid - sometimes we eat more, sometimes less, we have cravings and we go off things - by...

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