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EATING DISORDERS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Eating disorders are serious and potentially fatal mental illnesses, and effect around 1.6 million people in the UK. If left untreated, they can impact your daily life and make you seriously ill, leading to health issues such as heart and kidney problems or even death. They can involve eating too much or too little or

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: NAVIGATING THE MOVE TO UNIVERSITY

In the coming days, many people will be packing their bags, loading the car and moving to university. Starting university can be really exciting and fun, but it’s also natural to feel nervous and overwhelmed throughout those first few weeks as it is a big life transition. In today’s Wellness Wednesday blog post we’re sharing

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: GIRL SCOUT HELPS BATTLE STRESS

Stress is unfortunately very prevalent in the lives of many and it can lead to a whole host of health issues such as heart disease, diabetes and anxiety to name a few. It’s normal to feel stressed sometimes, but it’s vital that you’re able to manage it before it leads to burnout or other mental

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TRAUMA: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES?

Many people experience trauma in their lives, but what is it? According to the American Psychology Association, it is “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster.” Trauma can be lead to a number of both physical and emotional symptoms, and there are actually different types. Not everyone who

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: NAVIGATING A DIVORCE

Did you know that in England and Wales, 42% of marriages result in divorce? Divorce is one of the most stressful life transitions, and it can really take a toll on your mental and physical health. Many people expect to be with the partner for the rest of their life, so the breakdown of this

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: ELDERLY GIVEN FREE VIDEO DEVICES

Many elderly people are still shielding and keeping their distance from their loved ones in order to protect themselves from the potentially fatal coronavirus. As a result, many have not been able to see or talk to their family or friends for months. The Dreamweaver Foundation has now provided 300 free Facebook Portals to OAPs

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WHAT CAN TRIGGER POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the outcome of experiencing or witnessing a trauma. We have previously written a blog post about the disorder which you can read HERE and today we’ll be discussing what can trigger symptoms of PTSD. Not everyone who experiences a trauma will develop Post-traumatic stress disorder, however, it can affect people

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: COPING WITH CHILDREN MOVING OUT

When you have children, your life is defined by your role as a parent. It can be really difficult to adjust to a new way of life when your children move out. Some parents have an especially hard time dealing with this transition, and this experience is often referred to as ’empty nest syndrome’. This

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: LIFELONG FEAR CURED BY HYPNOTHERAPY

The start of a new week can mean only one thing – a good news story. This week we’re sharing a brilliant story of how hypnotherapy cured a lifelong fear of fruit and vegetables. 32-year-old Jenny Edgar from Coventry had an intense fear of these nutritious foods and would physically gag if she tried to

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BIPOLAR DISORDER

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a form of mental illness that is distinguishable by extreme mood shifts. It’s actually pretty common, with 3 million people in the UK living with the disorder – that equates to around 1 in 50 people. It’s one of the UK’s most common long-term conditions – it’s

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