When does ‘normal’ anxiety become an anxiety disorder?

When does ‘normal’ anxiety become an anxiety disorder?

We’re living in a state where worries and nerves are to be expected, so it can feel tricky to notice when these feelings become a sign of something bigger.

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The 4 Most Important Things You Need to Do to Recover From “Super-Helper Syndrome”

The 4 Most Important Things You Need to Do to Recover From “Super-Helper Syndrome”

Psychologists Jess Baker and Rod Vincent explain the four stages of unlearning super-helper syndrome, and how to get started. Have you ever wondered if you might be doing too much for other...

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are you the scapegoat in your family dynamic? Here’s how to cope...

are you the scapegoat in your family dynamic? Here’s how to cope...

Being made the scapegoat is a truly painful experience. How do you heal from it? ‘Scapegoat’ is a real buzzword in the final drop of Netflix’s Harry & Meghan episodes. Meghan’s friend describes...

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what are sleep affirmations and do sleep affirmations work?

what are sleep affirmations and do sleep affirmations work?

Do sleep affirmations work? Our experts reveal how this night time practice can benefit your wellbeing. If you struggle to nod off, you've most likely exhausted the majority of tried-and-tested...

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Is your memory struggling? Here are 10 ways to boost your recall...

Is your memory struggling? Here are 10 ways to boost your recall...

Methods for strengthening memory can be traced back hundreds, if not thousands of years. The key insight was learning to think in pictures, rather than words. And when you think of it, this makes...

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no, your problems aren’t too small to seek therapy

no, your problems aren’t too small to seek therapy

The phrase ‘drama queen’ has really not done wonders for our mental health. So high is the stigma around being ‘melodramatic’, that we’re often inclined to dismiss our own problems as...

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how to deal with stress when you have to keep pushing on

how to deal with stress when you have to keep pushing on

Anyone else feeling frazzled at the moment? Whether it’s worries about finances amidst a crippling cost of living crisis, or an ever-increasing workload with surging rates of burnout – there’s a...

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REM sleep is magical. Here’s what the experts know.

REM sleep is magical. Here’s what the experts know.

Any sleep tracker will show you that slumber is far from a passive affair. And no stage of sleep demonstrates that better than rapid eye movement, or REM, commonly called dream sleep. “It’s also...

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why do we find making new friends so hard as adults?

why do we find making new friends so hard as adults?

Loneliness is everywhere—so how can we get better at making new friends? The answer: vulnerability, trust and time. If you’ve ever tried to make new friends as an adult, you’ll probably see why...

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why walking your dog can boost your mental health

why walking your dog can boost your mental health

Dogs love daily walks because they get to sniff, exercise and spend quality time with their owners - and if they’re lucky, chase a tennis ball too. The good news is that owners also receive the...

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'smiling depression’ is a thing—here’s how to know if you have it

'smiling depression’ is a thing—here’s how to know if you have it

Depression doesn't look the same for everyone. Symptoms of depression seem pretty easy to spot: disinterest in things you used to love, an attitude that can change at the drop of a hat, a desire...

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hypnic jerks: why you sometimes feel a weird jolting sensation when you’re falling asleep

hypnic jerks: why you sometimes feel a weird jolting sensation when you’re falling asleep

That weird jolting or falling sensation you sometimes feel when you’re falling asleep is called a hypnic jerk. Here’s why they happen. When you really think about it, falling asleep is a pretty...

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