Kick social anxiety to the curb

If you are feeling shyer than normal, want to avoid crowds and even a meeting at work feels too much, it could be that social anxiety is getting the better of you. We know it is rotten and can make life tough, so we have had a look at how …

Start your day, the caffeine free way

The dark mornings and cold nights of winter, can make us feel that the only way we can start the day is with a strong cup of coffee, or two. While this isn’t the end of the world, it also isn’t the only way to feel energised first thing. Some …

Don’t let loneliness get you down

Children going to school, divorce, teenagers leaving for university, a house move or new job can all be stressful, and while they are a part of everyday life, each one can lead to loneliness. While feeling lonely isn’t a mental health problem itself, the two things are linked, and if …

Exams need not be stressful

A’ levels, GCSEs and SATs are all being taken at the moment, and if you have children or teenagers in the throes of doing any, or all, of these, it can be a time of anxiety and stress. We have had a look at how you can help to calm …

How to complete ‘Dry January’

Over the past few years, Dry January, has become ‘a thing’ and one that is gathering momentum. Just to give you an overview, Dry January is an annual event where thousands of people give up alcohol for the first month of the year. While January is a tough month already, …

Don’t worry, be happy

Monday the 20th March is the International Day of Happiness. Created by the United Nations, this is a celebration of being happy, not only on 20th March, but all of the time. While the world might be full of doom and gloom, with the media portraying troubled times ahead, it …