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Feeling Useless – Why it Happens and How to Feel You Matter

by Andrea M. Darcy Feeling useless can feel even worse than feeling hopeless. Hopelessness means things feel beyond our control, but uselessness has us pointing the finger directly at ourselves. We deem ourselves as not good enough to have any effect at all… and it’s a dangerous game for our psychological and emotional wellbeing. Why...

Can Depression Make You Sick?

by Jaffor Bhuiya Sadness, hopelessness, irritability, a loss of interest and focus in the activities you enjoy most… we all know the basic symptoms of depression by now.  But can depression make you sick? Yes. In fact it’s connected to a host of physical symptoms. This might explain why, according to the Mental Health Foundation,...

‘Transgender Mental Illness’ – Can We End These Myths?

by Andrea Blundell We live in a time when transgender issues are now making the mainstream news. But somehow myths about transgender mental illness still persist. Transgender mental illness is NOT a thing Mental health is a serious issue in the trans community, but being trans is NOT correlated to mental illness. “Gender non-conformity is...

Social Media and Body Image – Don’t Be So Sure You Aren’t Affected

by Claudia Cole Sometimes feel bad about your body? Or struggle with negative thoughts about your appearance? But know that Instagram and TikTok aren’t ‘real’ and tell yourself you know better than to let social media and body image be a thing for you?  It could be affecting your mental health more than you think....

” Mental Health At University – How I Got Help!” A Student Case Study

by Claudia Cole Like many soon-to-be students, I couldn’t wait to start university and relish in my first taste of freedom. I was told to expect the best years of my life, that I would make unforgettable memories and lifelong friendships. Nowhere had anyone bought up mental health at university.  The university dream vs reality...

What is Expressive Arts Therapy and Can it Help You?

Heard of expressive arts therapy? But assumed it couldn’t be a serious form of psychotherapy? Think again. It’s a recognised and recommended intervention that requires no previous experience with creativity or art, and is suitable for all ages. What is expressive arts therapy? Expressive arts therapy uses creativity to treat mental health issues, emotional problems,...

Mild Depression – the Dangers We Need to Talk About

You are ‘fine’. True, you have stopped caring about things, the future seems hazy, and you probably have mild depression. But it’s no big deal. Or… is it? What is mild depression? Mild depression means you have the signs of depression, but still manage to keep up your daily routine, for the most part.  So...