Mental health articles, blogs, news and stories
Am I Kenough? Mental Health In The Dichotomy Of Toxic Masculinity And Kenergy
Feminism is often seen as an attack on manliness, but it is a fight for rights that men already have as well as liberating men themselves from the confines of toxic masculinity.
Food and Diet: How does it affect our Mental Health?
How we approach the food that we eat will change drastically depending on who we are, where we are and, sometimes, how we feel.
The Cost of Living Crisis: A Mental Health Catastrophe
We’re living through difficult times. The COVID pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the unprecedented cost of living, mental health turmoil, a climate crisis. While we all hope for the situation to get better, it’s worth bearing three things in mind.
The Extraordinary Benefits of Wallowing in our Emotions
If we’re not being told to merely focus on positivity, then it’s also possible we’re urged to avoid feeling anything at all. Modernity may have brought us better food, effective transport systems and healthier teeth, but it comes with a dedication to ‘busyness’.
Navigating Grief For People With Learning Disabilities
Out of all human emotions, it can be argued that grief is one of the hardest to process. The scars it leaves on your life are felt for a long time.
Navigating Confusing Emotions Through Mindfulness
It’s common for us to feel that life is putting too much in our way. We might feel pressured to do well at school, to keep up with friends or worry about our future and the world we live in. Sometimes you might feel all of these things at the same time.
Mental Health and The Environment
Connecting with nature can have positive effects on mental health, particularly for young people who may experience stress and struggle to access support. Nature-based self-care strategies, such as walking in nature, listening to birdsong, or growing plants, can help to reduce stress and improve mood, while also encouraging physical activity and improving sleep.
Imposter Syndrome At University
Imposter syndrome is when an individual doubts their abilities and fears being exposed as a fraud. People of colour are more likely to experience imposter syndrome and it can negatively impact mental health. Overcome imposter syndrome by being kind to yourself, challenging negative thoughts, seeking support, and getting involved in activities outside of academics.
5 Ways To Nurture Your Wellbeing And Reduce Stress This April
Stress awareness month takes place every April to educate people about stress and its causes and cures. Stress is a normal response to life's demands, but if it is not managed, it can lead to physical, emotional, and mental health issues. Spring provides an opportunity for self-care, with activities such as spending time outside, eating fresh produce, practicing mindfulness, staying hydrated, and connecting with loved ones helping to reduce stress.
Connection Between Bullying And Social Anxiety In Young People
Bullying can lead to social anxiety and other mental health challenges, according to research. The author shares their own experience of being bullied and developing social anxiety, and encourages those who may be struggling to consider therapy as a helpful option for healing and recovery.