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festive season

How the festive season is affecting your hormones

To help identify how the festive season could be affecting your hormones, we caught up with expert nutritionist from bioniq, Clarissa Lenherr, who explains five ways the festive season might be causing you more harm than good and what you can do about it.
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Businesses could face a mental health storm this winter

With the winter months just around the corner, John Williams, Head of Marketing at Instant Offices explains why paying attention to employee's mental health is most crucial than ever, whether teams are working onsite or remotely.
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Social media is harming young people’s wellbeing

myGP have been researching the ways in which social media is harmful to young people's wellbeing. Here, they explore how simple awareness can help to combat these mental health issues.

1.9 million smokers willing to quit for mental health reasons

A recent study - undertaken ahead of World Mental Health Day 2020 - reveals that 1.9 million (27%) of UK smokers say they would like to quit for mental health reasons, compared to just 16% quitting over COVID-19 concerns.
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The future of therapy: Online counselling searches increase by 124%

Jade Mansfield at Delight Counselling, explores why online counselling has become increasingly popular since the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Can nature help to improve your mental health?

Here, we discuss Lea Wermelin, Danish Minister for the Environment’s current priorities, such as encouraging those with mental health issues to make the most of Denmark’s green spaces and increasing natures accessibility.
Psychological resilience in children

Psychological resilience in children during COVID-19

Dr Lucy Viney, Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder of the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic underlines the importance of building psychological resilience in children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forensic treatment of young people as a chance

Insights into the forensic treatment of teenagers and adolescents at Pfalzklinikum are given here by Laura Kirschbacher.
Social isolation childhood

Social isolation during childhood causes damage to specific brain circuit

A study in mice has shown long-lasting effects from juvenile social isolation and suggests methods of potential treatment.
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The critical role of digital mental health therapy

Dr Lloyd Humphreys, clinical psychologist, NHS Innovation Accelerator alumnus and Head of Europe at SilverCloud Health, explores the aspects of delivering mental health services after COVID-19 and the important future role of digital mental health therapy.
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Beyond COVID-19: The call for a European mental health strategy

Marcin Rodzinka, Advocacy and Policy Officer for Mental Health Europe, discusses how EU states are paving the way for more resilient mental health systems post COVID-19.
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The mental and physical impacts of living with a gambling addict

Susie Jones gives her personal account on the financial and emotional pressures of living with somebody with a gambling addiction, how lockdown has accentuated many of the behavioural triggers, and the steps people can put in place to combat the behaviour.
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Combatting back-to-work anxiety in STEM

In this article, we will explore back-to-work anxiety in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) industries and how to combat it.
offenders with mental disorders

New guidance provided for sentencing offenders with mental disorders

Daniel Jackson, Solicitor at BCL Solicitors LLP, reviews the recently published sentencing guideline for offenders with mental disorders, developmental disorders or neurological impairments, which is effective from 1 October 2020.
healthcare workers

U.S. healthcare workers struggling with mental health as a result of COVID-19

A new study highlights the mental health struggles faced by healthcare workers in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
separation anxiety

Helping your dog overcome separation anxiety post-lockdown

Luke Chapman, managing director of Vale Pet Foods, shares his advice on how to help your dog overcome separation anxiety post-lockdown.
children's mental health

Children’s mental health: Transitioning back to school

Paediatric experts from Nationwide Children offer their advice on children's mental health when transitioning back to school.
social anxiety sufferers

Video-calling tips for social anxiety sufferers

Steve Dell, Anxiety and hypnotherapy expert, advises what social anxiety sufferers can do to make video-calling easier.
mental health lockdown

What impact has lockdown had on mental health in the UK?

According to research undertaken by mental health charity, Mind, the UK's mental health has deteriorated during lockdown.
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UK health epidemic: The benefits of exercise for your mental health

Mental Health Advocate and Medical Doctor, Charlie Easmon explains why he thinks the UK is close to a health epidemic, made worse by COVID-19, and discusses the benefits that taking up exercise has for your mental health.

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