The Stereotypes Fuelling Men’s Mental Health Stigma during Lockdown

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A mixture of pandemic pressures and toxic stereotyping in the media are taking a heavy toll on the mental health of men under 35 reveals recent research by CALM. The survey of 2,000 people in the UK has highlighted the mental pressures faced by young men created by toxic stereotyping in the media as well as the […]

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The Gift of Giving at Christmas

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This year has been challenging in all kinds of ways for us all. Furlough became a common word and crowded rooms a thing of the past. For some, Christmas has been a main event to look forward to – the best way to finish off this nightmare of a year. But of course, financially the […]

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3 Coping Mechanisms For Facing Uncertainty

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You may be entering another lockdown, currently in one, finally freed from one or waiting to have one put in place… Regardless of where you are in the world, the current health emergency is naturally taking its’ toll on all of us. The uncertainty of what’s to come next and how to return back to […]

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How to Create a Tailored Winter Self-Care Routine – 5 Top Tips

As the nights become longer, morning’s grow colder, pumpkin spice becomes acceptable and fallen leaves turn to crunch under lined boots, we crave warmth and comfort in all aspects of our lives. Whether it’s layering up to brave the drop in temperature or jumping into comfy clothes after a long day, creating a self-care routine […]

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7 Ways to Practise Kindness To Yourself – Bath Mind, World Mental Health Day 2020

After a chaotic year filled with experiencing a pandemic for the first time and adapting accordingly, mental health support has grown in demand. Bath Mind have been working all year round to provide mental health support from community services to crisis telephone support. In this year’s World Mental Health Day they are celebrating better mental […]

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5 Steps to Supporting Mental Health at Work

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More than 56% of employees have stated they haven’t received any mental health support or training from their employer since March in a survey by mental health organisation, TalkOut. The pandemic has seemingly highlighted how mental health support and awareness in the workplace is lacking. Levels of anxiety and depression have increased as a result […]

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How Platform ‘Stubble Talk’ is Fighting To Better Men’s Mental Health

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“The person most likely to kill a man is themselves, more than any fatality or anything else. More than 12 men are dying every day just from suicide. My idea is, if everyone can be a little bit more open and talk about things as well as my personal experiences, Iā€™d like to stop the […]

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21 Daily Mantras to Build a Better Relationship With Yourself

They say you are what you eat, but what if we were also the words we speak to ourselves daily? There may be more resources on self-help and bettering relationships with ourselves but we remain in constant search of reassurance whilst being our own worst enemy. Placing reminders on our phones or sticky notes around […]

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Lessons I Learnt About Social Anxiety as an Aspiring Journalist

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Overcoming many battles with social anxiety and deciding I wanted to go to university to study Journalism seemed contradictory to me at the time. “You must be absolutely mad”, I told myself repeatedly. The first step was the easiest for I was yet to face the fear of interviewing a complete stranger – aka putting […]

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Trialling CBD Oil For The First Time – A Review

Since medical marijuana was legalised in November 2018 in the UK, cannabidiol has grown to be a popular option for managing health conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, PTSD and other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. CBD is a non-psychoactive medicine that is extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation. A […]

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