Bookmark Competition

February 17, 2021
Enter our Bookmark Competition!! Teenage Mental Health are running a FREE bookmarks campaign. We are working on providing schools free bookmarks for students with helpful advice and tips for issues surrounding mental health.  We plan to have the book...
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Eating disorders can create tensions within families, causing arguments about food and treatment. This blog aims to help improve the communication skills between eating disorder sufferers and their families.If you are supporting someone through an eating disorderIt is import...
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Navigating Christmas with an eating disorder can be anxiety provoking and stressful. Your family might prepare extravagant or unfamiliar foods and you may be expected to eat in front of extended family members. Changes to your usual routines around eating in addition to the ...
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“TRIGGER WARNING- This blog contains information about self-harm which may be upsetting to some people”.Self-harm is when someone intentionally inflicts an injury on their body as a way of dealing with emotional stress or anxiety. Self-harming behaviours can include cutt...
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Dreams and the UnconsciousBefore the 1900s and the birth of psychoanalysis as a therapeutic discipline, dreams were thought to come from mystical sources. People thought that perhaps they were messages from God or a warning from the devil, and any dreams that couldn't be mad...
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The March 2020 Covid-19 lockdown saw a significant increase in mental health problems with 83% of young people surveyed by Young Minds reporting that the pandemic had made their mental health worse. (https://youngminds.org.uk/media/3708/coronavirus/ report_march2020.pdf...
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“Exercise keeps me occupied, which is good for my mental health” (Gail Porter).How do you feel when you have finished exercising? You might be out of breath or your muscles might ache, but alongside that you might feel a sense of achievement and feel really good about yo...
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Let’s talk. As a mental health professional, I am becoming increasingly concerned about the health and welfare of our young people at this moment in time. You might think that this is going to be another discussion about Covid19, or about the creeping tide of obesity, or t...
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Finding the Right Therapist

October 21, 2020
World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2020 aimed to raise mental health awareness and to make a contribution to ensure that those living with mental illness can lead better lives. It aimed to raise awareness about not only our mental health, but also how poor mental he...
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We live in a society which denies death. Death is viewed online, on television, and videogames, but this is all a step removed from seeing death on an everyday basis. The death and killing that happens with regularity through TV and films means that we can emotionally detach...
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