Mental Health

New research highlights the extent of the ethnic pay gaps, and shines a light on the mental health impact In research from non-profit networking organisation People Like Us and Censuswide, findings revealed that workers from Black, Asian, mixed-race, and minority ethnic backgrounds are being paid, on average, 84% of what their white counterparts earn. Two-thirds
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Undoubtedly there’s been a lot of talk about climate change recently, from the COP26 summit to activists like Greta Thunberg taking to the streets to protest, and demanding the leaders of the world commit to action. Hearing about climate change might prompt eco-anxiety, or worry that you don’t know what you can do to help.
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Beth’s passion for wellbeing and natural skincare inspired her to channel her creativity into a new business, and, fortunately, helped her to manage symptoms when she endured inflammatory bowel disease flare-ups I grew up in Sandbanks, Dorset, right by the sea, and have always felt like I was destined to do something creative to help
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What are the signs that you could be a people-pleaser, and how does it affect our wellbeing? Our expert columnist Andy Gill explores the tendency, and has tips for breaking free As a recovering people-pleaser, I am very aware of the personal cost of this habit. Many of us ‘people please’ in some form or
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An analysis of over 80 studies investigates the potential effectiveness of online therapy for depression in comparison to traditional, in-person sessions.  The current COVID-19 pandemic initiated changes to many industries, including the medical field.  When the pandemic first started, many private healthcare providers exchanged in-person office visits for remote appointments.  Given that COVID-19 is still a pressing
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Could taking your workouts back to nature come with some wellbeing gains? According to statista.com, 10.3 million people in the UK have a gym membership, and the gym and fitness market’s annual turnover is predicted to be worth an eye-watering £2 billion. It’s safe to say that going to the gym is part of our
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We explore the impact of brushing aside emotions, and not accepting the full range of our feelings. You’re sitting in a café with a friend, sipping on lattes while talking about your recent break up that’s left you devastated. You saw a future with them, and now they’re suddenly gone. You’re on the verge of
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It’s easy to beat ourselves up over relapses when it comes to eating disorders, but it’s all a unique journey. Here we share essential tips to help you through the rough patches of recovery Recovering from an eating disorder is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. When we start our journeys
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We’re thinking about our health more than ever, but there comes a point when anxiety about health in itself can become a problem Over the past couple of years, the topic of health has become front and centre in our minds. As the Coronavirus pandemic spread, so, of course, did our fear. This is natural
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A passion for food helped bring Claire’s family together in times of grief, as well as giving her a positive mission to help others Losing three very close family members has taught me a lot about myself. Yes, it has been hard, and there have been plenty of tears, but what I have been through
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There’s a sort-of unspoken, but widely acknowledged, ‘life path’ we’re all expected to follow – but none of our journeys are exactly the same. Here, we’re exploring the mental health impact of deviating from the predicted ‘life milestones’ course, and how to handle it The word ‘milestone’ is said to date back to the third
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A year ago, our incredible columnist Grace Victory began her maternity leave – but no one could ever have predicted the chain of events that would unfold. With raw honesty, Grace shares the traumatic journey she’s been through, after catching Covid-19 late in her pregnancy, and being put in an induced coma. Now, she’s back,
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Becoming a new parent can feel overwhelming. We share seven simple tips to help you create a sustainable self-care routine while caring for a new baby No matter how much you love them, parenthood can feel pretty overwhelming. Having a baby naturally leads to a change in how we prioritise ourselves and, well, everything in
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Prompt action aids recovery – so here’s how to spot the early signs of this distressing condition, and where to go for help Around 80% of people who experience psychosis for the first time are aged between 16 and 30 years old. These years are pivotal for a lot of us and, although psychotic symptoms
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Where do our fears of growing older come from, and what can we do when we reach a new life stage, and feel a sense of disorientation? By the year 2050, the UN estimates that one in six people in the world will be over 65 years old, and nearly half a billion will be
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Who better to share essential tips and insight on how to create calming techniques for children, than Jaime Amor, founder of Cosmic Kids Yoga? Before taking to the stage to host a live story-telling yoga session at Camp Bestival last summer, Jaime Amor – the genius behind Cosmic Kids Yoga – laid out 50 yoga
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Relationship expert James Thomas shares why starting off as friends before dating isn’t always a recipe for success Online dating. Apps. Speed dating. It feels like there has never been more ways to meet potential partners and, yet, research shows most romantic relationships stem from friendships. While dating during quarantine presented a whole new host
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