Help me understand
Why do we cry?
Have you ever wondered why we cry and what it actually means? Tears are an unusual part of being human and experiencing emotion, aren’t they? Often it just feels like an outpouring of the big emotions we’re feeling inside, appearing both when we’re sad and so happy that we just can’t stop laughing (we’ve all been there!). Well, here’s just a few thoughts for you...
Help me understand- Self-harm
Self-harm is something you would’ve heard about, but let’s be honest, it’s one of those subjects that raises lots of questions. What exactly is self-harm and why do people turn to it as a way of coping? Here’s a short video explaining some basic facts around self-harm and some tips around how to help.
Help me understand- Panic attacks
Help me understand- Trauma & PTSD
Help me understand- Depression
Ever wondered what the difference is between feeling low occasionally and experiencing depression? We all experience moments of sadness in our lives but if you're feeling that way for days and weeks and months on end, that might be an indication that you're experiencing depression Here's a video to help.
DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENT
THE STAGES OF TOUGH STUFF
So life threw something rubbish at you. And maybe it was something annoying, like something was cancelled or changed at the last minute, or perhaps it was something bigger, something that hit you like an emotional slap in the face. Whatever it is, did you know there's stages to how your mind works through tough stuff?
All about ANXIETY - part 2
All about ANXIETY
How do you get rid of anxiety when it flares up? We so often feel like all we need is a bit of reassurance - but what when that only helps short term? And what when you KNOW your anxiety is irrational - but that doesn't make it go away? In this second part of our series all about ANXIETY, Kate explains why its all about the right kind of reassurance, and shares three tips for getting rid of an anxiety flare.
Life spinning OUT OF CONTROL?
With SO much going on right now, it's easy to feel caught in the chaos, like you don't have control of anything. So how do you cope with times when you can't keep a grip on everything that matters, and avoid getting drawn into things which are less healthy as you try to get back some balance? Kate shares three things that WILL help...
Sleep is a natural and essential part of life - but it’s surprisingly hard sometimes. What do you do when you can’t sleep? Dr Chi Chi Obuaya gives some insight about when poor sleep might be a sign of something else, and how to manage the bouts of insomnia that almost everyone will experience at some point.
Feeling torn? Mixed feelings about the end of lockdown and the return to more normal life?
So - with the latest announcements it looks likes schools are due to return in the next few weeks depending on where you live. And lockdowns restrictions are also gradually gonna ease - but how do you feel about starting to return to the way things were 'bc' (before covid!)?Got mixed feelings? Here's why its ok not to be 100% whoop whoop and a bit um, and how to manage the jumble in your head right now ...
Lost it with Lockdown?
So, this is a pretty rough start to the new year! Lockdown, canceled exams, fears around new virus variants, and a wait to get vaccines out - it's a lot to take in. So what do you do when you don't know what to do? When you just feel like you've had it with pandemic life, but you can't change it? Here's Kate sharing three tips that WILL help...
Bake off!! 5 reasons baking YUMMY FOOD is GOOD for your MOOD!!
Sometimes life feels like a roller coaster. You might feel your day has been really manic - or that you are feeling down and depressed. But for some people these patterns of mood become more significant and part of a condition called Bipolar disorder. Here's our brilliant Dr Chi-Chi to tell us more about this often misunderstood condition.
How has LOCKDOWN changed your EATING?
How has LOCKDOWN and PANDEMIC changed YOUR eating patterns? In Eating Disorders Awareness Week it’s good to think about what is NORMAL - especially in an ABNORMAL season! So we asked some young people to tell us what they’ve noticed… here are 5 of their REAL answers, with some tips and tricks to try:
Feeling hemmed in?
Isolating? In Quarantine? Or just (!) a localised lockdown? So many of us are back to being under restrictions now in this autumn #PandemicSeason. But how do you cope when it feels like the walls are closing in on you and claustrophobia is starting to kick in? How do you get through when you can't get out?