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WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER?

Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is a common issue that typically begins when the sufferer is a teenager. It’s a long-term and overwhelming fear of social situations. It can be a very distressing issue and it can have huge impacts on day to day living, and for most people, it doesn’t resolve

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: HOW TO MANAGE EMOTIONS

It’s extremely important to experience and express emotions, and they play an intrinsic role in how we react to certain situations. Our emotions can help us to make decisions, form positive relationships, interact with others and even help with self-care. That being said, they can become out of control and can also take a toll

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: GYMS TO REOPEN

In today’s instalment of ‘Good News Monday’, we’re talking all about last week’s government announcement which detailed how lockdown is continuously easing, the latest with the reopening of gyms. Outdoor swimming pools were permitted to reopen to the public from Saturday, and outdoor gyms have been able to operate since 4 July. However, it has

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WHAT IS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)?

Many people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). As the name suggests, those who have OCD experience obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It is a form of anxiety disorder which is characterised by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and ritualised, repetitive behaviours that the sufferer feels compelled to perform. The disorder can affect everyone – men, women and

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: HOW TO MANAGE STRESS

We all feel stressed from time to time. Maybe you’re under pressure in your job, you’ve had an argument with a family member, or perhaps you have money worries. Stress is normal, however, it’s important to know how to manage stress before it gets worse and starts to affect your daily life. Stress impacts us

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: NHS TURNS 72

Welcome to another instalment of ‘Good News Monday’, and this week’s positive news is all about our National Health Service. Yesterday (5 July 2020) marked the 72nd anniversary of our beloved NHS. On this date in 1948, the NHS was established by Aneurin Bevan – Minister of Health at Park Hospital in Manchester (now known

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WHAT IS A PANIC ATTACK?

If you have experienced a panic attack before, you’ll know that they can be very scary and distressing. We all have times where we feel anxious or panic, it’s a completely natural response to scenarios that are stressful or dangerous. However, it becomes problematic when these feelings arise on a regular basis for no apparent

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: RELAXATION BREATHING TECHNIQUES

When you’re feeling stressed and anxious, have you ever stopped to take note of your breathing? It tends to be shallow and rapid. In contrast, have you realised how your breathing differs when you’re relaxed? It’s slower and deeper. Practising breathing techniques is an effective way to help you relax in stressful situations – they

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GOOD NEWS MONDAY: CARE HOME CREATES A ‘HUG TUNNEL’

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures have meant that many people around the world have had to completely isolate and keep their distance from loved ones to avoid catching the potentially deadly illness. This has been particularly difficult for elderly and high-risk people who have been advised by the government to stay at home.

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WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY AND HOW CAN IT HELP?

You’ve probably heard the term hypnotherapy before, but a lot of people aren’t completely sure what it is, or what the process involves. In short, hypnotherapy is a method of therapy that uses the power of suggestion to encourage positive change. Many people opt for hypnotherapy if they’re looking to quit smoking, treat phobias, stop

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