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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...

Male Loneliness – Is it Really Different? And How Can You Tackle It?

by Jaffor Bhuiya Loneliness is a leading symptom for mental health issues like depression, and also, unfortunately, for suicide. With statistics from the Mental Health Foundation now showing that three times as many British men than women die from suicide yearly, it’s time we saw male loneliness as the significant threat to men’s health it...

Male Mental Health – How Can You Support the Men in Your Life?

by Victoria Stokes Male mental health is a serious concern in the UK. According to the Mental Health Foundation, around one in every eight men in England has a mental health concern like depression, anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). And they are three times more likely to commit suicide as well as three times...

Hobbies and Mental Health – How To Benefit From Free Time

by Victoria Stokes In recent years, hobbies have somewhat fallen out of favour,  replaced by more passive endeavours like watching TV and scrolling social media. But are we missing out on the benefits of hobbies for mental health? In a nutshell, yes. If you tell yourself you have no time for hobbies, you are overlooking...

Psychologists and Depression – Do Talk Therapists Suffer Low Moods, Too?

When it comes to psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and depression, we can believe they have some magical wand. Where does the truth lie? Lead writer Andrea Blundell explores.  Psychologists and depression Turns out that, much as we want therapists to be super humans who can save us from ourselves? They are (gasp!) just people like the...

Living with Uncertainty – How to Manage in Unstable Times

by Andrea Blundell Between the pandemic and climate change threats, we have all experienced living with uncertainty lately. It can definitely feel destabilising, and rates of  anxiety and depression have been skyrocketing. How can we better navigate unstable times? Our brains on uncertainty A research study had participants play a computer game with rocks that might...

Yes, Telephone Counselling is Still a Thing – Here’s Why

Find the new trend of therapy over video platforms terrifying? Feel more at ease sharing if someone isn’t looking at you? You’ll be happy to know that telephone counselling is still popular, and with good reason. What is telephone counselling? It’s exactly what it sounds. It means you do your talk therapy sessions over the...