Coronavirus Pandemic: Will We See More Suicides Post Covid-19?

The full impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on mental health is yet to be seen, but if you’re a betting person, you would probably put money on the fact that the statistics are going to make grim reading. The pandemic caused a ‘perfect storm’ of things that are well-known to contribute to poor mental health; […]

How to Beat Post-Lockdown Anxiety

We’ve all spent months in lockdown and dreamed of when we can get out and see our family and friends, go out for a meal or a coffee, or fly away to sunnier climes again. But now that lockdown is easing and we are slowly getting some of our freedoms back, is there a part […]

Are you Anxious About the Coronavirus?

Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you will have noticed that every headline you read, every post you see on social media, and probably every conversation you have as you go about your day is about one thing: the coronavirus. We see the amount of confirmed cases and the latest death toll being reported every […]

Who is Caring for the Carers?

According to figures from the Carers Trust, there are around 7 million carers in the UK, and with an ageing population, this is only going to increase. Carers sacrifice a lot to look after their loved ones, but who cares for them? Many people in caring roles are stressed out, anxious, and depressed, and unfortunately, […]

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Why the Festive Season is an Ordeal for the Socially Anxious

The countdown to Christmas is on, and with it comes the office parties, family gatherings, and crowded shops. For people with social anxiety, the idea of running the gauntlet of festive busyness is a complete nightmare. What is social anxiety? Social anxiety is an overwhelming fear of social situations, and sufferers usually experience anything from […]

Mental Health and Recovery: The Long and Winding Road

Recovery from mental illness is possible, but recovery means something different to everyone. For one person it might mean being free of their symptoms while for another person, they might consider themselves as being in recovery when they can feel hopeful about the future again. What is recovery? When your doctor talks to you about […]

Suffering in Silence: The Effects of Menopause on Mental Health

The Menopause, affectionately known as ‘the change’ is commonly associated with hot flushes but have you ever thought about how the hormonal changes woman go through during this time in their lives can affect their mental health? The BBC survey In a survey of over 1000 women aged 50-60 commissioned by the BBC, almost 48% […]

What is it Like to Live With Anxiety?

Most of us feel anxious at one time or another, whether we’re about to go into a job interview, we have a health scare, or there’s something else that makes us feel like we’re under threat. This is completely normal. What’s not normal is when anxiety impacts upon your day to day life and causes […]