when depression wears a smile

when depression wears a smile

When depression wears a smile, even psychiatrists like me can be deceived. By the time mental ill health is visible, it’s probably very bad. The best risk assessment is to listen rather than look.

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anxiety and your sleep

anxiety and your sleep

Can’t sleep because of anxiety? Here’s 5 techniques to help you relax. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things we can do to prepare our bodies to deal with anxiety and stress...

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is it stress or anxiety?

is it stress or anxiety?

Is it stress or anxiety? Here’s how to tell the difference. During the coronavirus pandemic, levels of stress and anxiety have been on the rise. From the pressures of working from home to worries...

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everything you need to know about the hay fever injection

everything you need to know about the hay fever injection

The pollen count is high right now and lots of people are suffering with hay fever. While most can manage it with over-the-counter antihistamines and products like eye drops or nasal sprays, for...

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talk with andy - edition 1

talk with andy - edition 1

I was delighted to accept a resident columnist role with the new online magazine LGBTQymru. As the resident therapist I'll be answering your questions on mental health and life. The first edition...

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male suicide crisis

male suicide crisis

Is society's 'Man up' message fuelling a suicide crisis among men? Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 50. What is it about being male in the UK that is fuelling this mental...

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what is high-functioning anxiety?

what is high-functioning anxiety?

High-functioning anxiety: could you unknowingly be dealing with this mental health condition? High-functioning anxiety can cause us to continue taking on outside stress and obligations, even if...

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your inner voice

your inner voice

Your internal monologue shapes mental wellbeing, says psychologist Ethan Kross. He has the tools to improve your mind’s backchat. s Ethan Kross, an American experimental psychologist...

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OBE for Craig Bevan Stephenson

OBE for Craig Bevan Stephenson

Craig Bevan Stephenson our Executive Coach, and former Director of Engagement at Senedd Cymru is awarded the OBE in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours List 2021 for Services to the Welsh Parliament...

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monday morning anxiety

monday morning anxiety

Don't let the thought of monday ruin your sunday. Can't stop thinking about work on Sunday afternoon? You're not alone. Here's how to ensure you enjoy every moment of your weekend. It’s 4pm on...

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affects of bullying on adulthood

affects of bullying on adulthood

How being bullied affects your adulthood: one researcher who has interviewed hundreds of adults who were bullied as teens posits an interesting theory. Typically, in American schools, bullying is...

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i'm a man with bulimia

i'm a man with bulimia

Like Freddie Flintoff, I am a man who has suffered with bulimia. On an early October morning in 2018, I went for a run. I had one goal: to keep my weight down. For the best part of the year, I...

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