Mental Health

Blue Monday – A Short Guide To Surviving the Most Depressing Day of the Year

Blue Monday – the Mondayest Monday out of all the Mondays in the calendar December is supposedly the most wonderful time of the year. Try as you might, it is incredibly hard not to get caught up in Christmas merriment, so it’s hardly surprising that when we are catapulted into the month of January, it

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Here’s 25 Non-Toxic New Years Resolutions

This time of year, everyone seems to be on a mission to change themselves. New year’s resolutions can be pretty toxic though, as everyone looks to lose weight, or push themselves too hard too quickly. So, here’s 25 resolution ideas that will help you to grow in 2021, and not box yourself in a resolution

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Winter lockdown got you down? Here’s how to help your mental health

With the announcement of a new winter lockdown in the UK, we know it’s a tough time. January is hard at the best of times, but without access to the things that bring us joy, it’s more important than ever to take care of our mental health and of those who are important to us.

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10 Reasons Why ‘New Year, New You’ is Not the One

So the Christmas madness is over and thoughts are turning to the new year. We know most of the country is sad about how many mince pies they’ve eaten, and so a million gym memberships will be bought before January 2nd. Sometimes, the new year new you mindset can be a great way to reset

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18 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

Growing up is tough, especially when everybody else seems to be in a better place than you. But take it from us, it’s all an illusion and you’re definitely doing better than you think you are. Here are 18 ways to prove it. 1) You have a couple of really great friends. Okay so the

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8 Things You Can Do to Keep Suicidal Thoughts at Bay

If you are currently feeling suicidal, click here for information on where to get urgent support. Wait Try to decide not to do anything to hurt yourself right now. Sometimes it can help to take one day at a time. If that feels too overwhelming, try taking one hour at a time, or five minutes

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5 Tips on How You Can Help Someone With Depression (From Someone Who Has It)

In its mildest form, depression can simply mean feeling low. For most people, feeling sad from time to time is just a natural part of life. However, for some of us, feelings of sadness, despair and melancholia are present on a daily basis and can prevent us from living our normal lives. If you can

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Making It Through The Holiday Season When You Have Anxiety: 7 Hacks

Whilst we are all snoodled up in the Ditch the Label offices with hot chocolate and gigantic scarves, we know that this time of year can be a bit tough on those of us who struggle with anxiety. The prospect of a lot of food, a lot of people, too much time spent inside and

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A Guide to Overcoming Stress – Stress Reprogramming

When you’re going through a stressful situation, it is often really difficult to remove yourself from it and to see everything for what it really is. When there are multiple things happening all at once, it can become really overwhelming and tricky to figure out a way forward. Here’s our guide to overcoming stress through

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The S.A.D Truth about the “Winter Blues”

The winter blues… As the dreary weather sets in, the days get shorter and the nights colder. You might start feeling a little worse-for-wear in the emotional department. You may also experience tiredness, fatigue, not wanting to leave the house, changes in your appetite, sleep problems or anxiety – the list goes on. It’s easy

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