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Why we should take time to do things we enjoy

It might sound a little trite to say that if we do things that make us happy, then we’ll be happy. Obviously, life isn’t always that simple, and what we enjoy might not always be something that’s easy to do (think of that long, steep hill on a bike ride), but there is...

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How our mental health can affect us physically

Scientists believe that our mental health can have an impact on our physical health. While we know that our physical health may be a factor in our ability to manage mental health problems better, it goes the other way too in that poor mental health can impact...

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Recreational drugs and mental health

People may take recreational drugs due to peer pressure and the desire to fit in, to try and help them feel better if they are having a difficult time, or just to see what it feels like. Some recreational drugs may be legal, for example nicotine and alcohol, but most...

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Why facing our problems is a good thing

We all have problems in life one way or the other and though how we see them differs from person to person being able to deal with them and move on is sometimes easier said than done. One way to deal with life’s challenges is to face them. Having faced and survived a...

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What is stress?

All of us, at some point or another, feel stressed. This could be triggered by anything from money worries, to an argument with a friend or family member, to feeling overloaded by work, but the result is the same – we feel under abnormal pressure. This, in turn, can...

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Why we shouldn’t be alone

For many of us, family and friends are important. They make us feel supported and included and can give us someone to talk to if we’re feeling a bit pressured. Not only can they help us sort out how we feel by talking, they give us someone to be with for fun and...

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What is Anxiety?

We all experience anxiety at some time or another. We feel, tense, worried or even afraid, especially about things that are about to happen or are going to happen in the future. Some anxiety when we’re coping with life changes or stressful events is to be expected....

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The Power of Talking

It might seem obvious but talking to friends and loved ones about our feelings can really help us manage good mental health and give us and others support when we need it. Often people have the idea that talking about feelings is a sign of weakness – that we should...

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Wellbeing, mental health and food

We’ve all heard the old expression ‘you are what you eat’, and traditionally we’ve tended to think it refers to our physical health. However, research increasingly suggests that what we eat may also affect our wellbeing and mental health. A study in 2014 found that...

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