What is Trichotilomania?

The Anguish Of It It’s tense, stressful. You’re feeling panicked, all too aware that you’re sitting on your hands to prevent further pulling. You shift side to side in your seat nervously, whilst resisting moving your palms away. You try distracting yourself, and try to think about something else, anything else. Eventually, you can’t take... Continue Reading →

4 Ways to Blast Gymphobia

Stepping into a gym for the first time can take a great deal of courage for many of us. We may fear looking foolish, be self-conscious or think we may not enjoy it. We may have no idea what any of those machines do or how they work, but there was a first time for... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Benefits of a Clean Home

The phenomenon that is Marie Kondo has inspired people to find joy in decluttering their homes. She has shown how important a tidy house or flat can translate into having a more organised and happier life overall. We are spending more time at home now more than ever, so what better time to ensure we... Continue Reading →

Getting a Carer’s Assessment in the UK

Are You a Carer? You’re chronically overworked, over stressed and overstretched. You may be looking after someone with mental health, mobility or another problem and are always looking for ways to help them, but don’t give yourself a moment to think about your needs, so you’ve not even sought out support out there for yourself.... Continue Reading →

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 Explained

What Is It? The Mental Capacity Act 2005 was passed by the UK government to protect those whom are unable to make decisions for their own care or lifestyle. It applies to anyone over 16 with mental health problems, dementia, learning disabilities, stroke and/or brain injuries. The Act encourages people to make their own decisions... Continue Reading →

Vaginismus – What’s That?

Let’s talk about sex, baby! Let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about – how it can be much harder than slipping on a sexy song, ensuring you have protection and finding a discreet place where intruders won’t surprise you, than people like to acknowledge. Vaginismus. This may not be a term many people... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds

Photo by abdullah . on Pexels.com 123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960 I bet you skipped through most of that, because it felt too long right? Counting all of those numbers and interjecting a ‘Mississippi’ after each one is one whole minute. Sometimes we’re in such a rush that we forget that if we literally take one minute, we’ll realise... Continue Reading →

Why consistent exercise is great for your mental health

Exercising can produce a myriad of benefits, with the most blatant benefit being the impact on your physical health. It does a lot more than toning our glutes so our legs look amazing in that dress though. It has a tremendous impact on our mental health, and it is now widely known that plenty of... Continue Reading →

Want A Relaxing Getaway? Try Fishing For Your Mental Health

Getting Away for Your Wellbeing Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the daily stresses of life that we need a holiday to find a little enjoyment, peace and relaxation. It’s a good idea to take some time out if we’re feeling burnout, things are getting too fast paced or if we’re feeling down, or... Continue Reading →

Why is so much Psychology research WEIRD?

What Does WEIRD Mean? You may be thinking I’m referring to the Stanford Prison experiment or Andrew Wakefield scandal when I call research weird, but no, I’m referring to the more subtle unacknowledged form of weird in numerous psychology studies which stands for western, educated, and from industrialized, rich, and democratic countries. Much research needing... Continue Reading →

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