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Loneliness affecting mental health and wellbeing of 17% of students

In the past decade, western societies have generally seen a positive shift in the level of understanding around mental health and wellbeing, particularly when it comes to the growth and structure in support networks. However, challenges naturally remain, with stigma and myths still a huge factor in why people often continue to struggle on their own.     In June …

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How to feel better when anxiety rules your life

Generalised Anxiety Disorder Everyone worries but some people struggle with an excessive amount of anxiety and worry and report the following symptoms; Chronic worries running through their mind – no matter how hard you try not to worry or not think about things these thoughts keep popping into the mind against your will Worries about what we value – we …

5 Different Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

There are a number of ways in which we can improve our lifestyle choices to help give our mental health a boost. From making sure we don’t burn ourselves out at work to taking a step back from technology. In this post, we are going to discuss some of the easiest ways to change your lifestyle for the better and …

Bereaved mother founds wellbeing initiatives at The Little Retreat and The Big Retreat festival

The tragic loss of a young man to suicide is driving a range of mental health and wellbeing initiatives at The Little Retreat glamping site in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire and at The Big Retreat Festival, which takes place on land neighbouring the site from June 3-6. Gryff Morgan, 18, from Narberth, died last November following a period of mental health difficulties …

6 Ways CBD Oil Can Be Beneficial to Your Mental Health

The cannabis plant contains many medical compounds that have been used for ages to cure diseases. One of the compounds is called cannabidiol, or CBD, which can also help with mental illness.  If you have been suffering from such conditions, read this article containing valuable information about CBD oil’s benefits for people with mental illness. What is CBD Oil? CBD …

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How attitudes to mental health are changing

Two years after Covid-19 reached UK shores, the pandemic continues to shape the way we work. One year on from our Coping with Covid report,  1,500 people from across the UK were asked about their attitudes to workplace wellbeing and mental health. The results reveal an average of 3.36 days off due to mental health per employee in 2021, up …

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Safe Spaces and Their Importance for Mental Health

Whether we realize it or not, we all have a safe space we will retreat to when living becomes a little bit too difficult. This may be our grandmother’s kitchen, the playground we used to love as children, our bathtub, or a friend’s couch.   And while any safe space is essentially a good space, creating one in our own …

5 Ways Tarot Cards can Help Improve Your Mental Health

Did you realize that reading tarot cards may genuinely help your mental health? Although the methods for interpreting these cards have developed throughout time, most people believe them to be divination tools. Additionally, some feel that tarot cards assist you in comprehending your surroundings. The following are some ways in which tarot cards benefit your mental health. 1. You Will …

The Science Behind Addiction and How It Hijacks Our Hierarchy of Needs

Advances in science make it clear that addiction is a disease. Educating people about that reality helps combat the stigma associated with this disorder. It may begin with a choice – but we don’t blame people with colon cancer for opting for steak over the vegan menu. Once biology takes control, individuals need to fight their own bodies to find …

How to Help a Loved One with a Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Photo from Pexels Having a family member, friend, or spouse struggling with addiction can be overwhelming. Your feelings will easily go from worry to fear within a short span. You will worry about their safety, be scared when they go out, and feel uncomfortable when they are left alone. You need to take action and help them overcome the addiction. …