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Carrying the Burden: How a Lack of Mental Health Diagnosis is Affecting Young Men

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To say we’re in the midst of a mental health crisis is not an exaggeration. Mental health concerns have been increasing for years and have only been amplified by the COVID-19 crisis and national lockdowns. Over half of UK adults said their mental health got worse as a result of the March 2020 restrictions. The Centre for Mental Health has …


REDFACE By Russell Norris

RedFace: How I Learnt to Live With Social Anxiety Canbury Press, who specializes in non-fiction, published a book about one man’s struggle with Social Anxiety Disorder. The book is called Redface: How I Learnt to Live with Social Anxiety and is by a writer called Russell Norris, who suffers from idiopathic craniofacial erythema – an extreme form of blushing. As an …


How To Mentally Cope After A Wrongful Death In The Family

No matter the reason, an abrupt loss of a family member is the most difficult thing a person can ever experience. It can induce a deep-rooted agony to the grieving person, especially if it’s due to an unjustified basis. Any death can cause upheaval for a family, but a sudden wrongful death deprives the bereaved family of the chance to …

Life Habits podcast

Mental health and how to cope with life

If you want advice on mental health and how to cope with life – listen to my podcast with the amazing Karel Vredenberg who podcasts regularly on his podcast channel: Life Habits   Mandy X

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4 Ways to cope in a crisis

There are ways to cope in a crisis even when it feels overwhelming. You can keep your wits about you and manage. The more you can emotionally regulate the more effective you will be in handling the crisis. A crisis can present in many different forms. From bereavement to loss of a job, to collapse of a relationship or financial …

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Mental health maintenance kit

Life is so challenging and day to day challenges can leave us feeling drained and exhausted. I have created a mental health maintenance kit to help maintain emotional wellbeing. It’s a quick and easy way to keep yourself balanced and can assist in coping with stress and anxiety. This mental health maintenance kit has been created after doing research on …

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12 Tips on keeping your shit together

Stay centred Don’t allow the ‘noise’ of others to interfere with your goals and where you need to be. When you feel like you need to get your sh*t together, tune in to your inner wisdom. Your instincts are there for a reason – to guide you. It’s when I have ignored my inner wisdom that I have gone ‘off …

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Sink or swim

  Sink or swim No one gets through life without experiencing a tough event of some kind. Whether that’s betrayal, loss, humiliation, rejection or failure on some level, we all face situations where we either sink or swim. Anxiety and stress comes from our belief that we will not cope and where we see the threat in front of us …