your appearance: mental health

your appearance: mental health

The beauty industry is finally taking note of mental health issues with a more holistic approach and it’s about time. How our beauty rituals have become more therapeutic thanks to an industry shake...

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intersex: here's what that means

intersex: here's what that means

I’m Alex, and I'm an intersex young person. I started puberty a bit late, so I went to a doctor and he ran some tests. He told me that I had high levels of testosterone, and introduced me to the...

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stress and depression: the link

stress and depression: the link

The link between stress and depression, and the 10 simple words that could help. Neurological insights into how the brain processes stress, and how it can develop into depression, have led to new...

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tame your reactive emotions

tame your reactive emotions

Tame reactive emotions by naming them: By labelling an emotion, we can create distance between ourselves and our experience that allows us to choose how to respond to challenges. It was a...

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what is eco-anxiety?

what is eco-anxiety?

Pollution, wildfires, rising sea levels, thinning ice sheets. We often hear how humans are damaging the planet, but for some people climate change is an overwhelming worry that has a big impact on...

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anxiety in men

anxiety in men

Anxiety in men: you may not know you have it. That tickly cough, excessive drinking — signs of a male mental health crisis can easily be missed. I still remember the cough. Furry, tickly and...

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have you tried nunchi?

have you tried nunchi?

“I tried Nunchi in a bid to ease my social anxiety – and this is what happened": Poorna Bell tried nunchi – the Korean secret to happiness – to help her be less self-conscious and awkward in social...

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dangers of chemsex

dangers of chemsex

NHS urged to respond to growing health dangers of chemsex. Gay men describe how they became dependent on heavy drug use at group sex parties, as alarm is raised over lack of coordinated response...

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quit smoking this stoptober!

quit smoking this stoptober!

5 steps to a smoke free life: This October, the team behind Stoptober is ready to help you split up with smoking and we’re keen to lend a helping hand where we can If you want to stop smoking, you...

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5 wellbeing benefits of singing

5 wellbeing benefits of singing

Whether you have vocal pipes to rival Beyoncé, or would describe yourself as ‘musically challenged’, singing can do wonders for your wellbeing. Now that’s music to our ears. As children, we sang...

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trichotillomania: the truth

trichotillomania: the truth

The truth about trichotillomania: Have you ever had an urge to do something and not really understood why? I have. Throughout my adolescence, I was plagued by trichotillomania. Trichotillomania...

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gender pronouns

gender pronouns

He, she, they … should we now clarify our preferred pronouns when we say hello? Pronoun introductions are seen as a positive step towards a better understanding of gender – but it’s complicated...

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