What If?

Eric Lampaert | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Eric Lampaert

Since receiving the help I desperately needed, I am happy and in control. My anxiety will never truly go away. I still have my bad days. People sometimes don't understand why I spend all day sulking in the corner. It's OK if you don't understand. We're all a bit different. What if you need a little mental health care? What if you know someone who needs it? What will you do?

Why CBT Alone Does Not Help in a Crisis

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

From experience, I find that for this well proven technique to work best certain other boxes need to be ticked first. We need to be emotionally and mentally ready for CBT. Confused? Let me explain.

Ellie Goulding Opens Up About Anxiety And Panic Attack Struggles

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ellie Goulding has opened up about her battle with anxiety and panic attacks. The singer has told of how she underwent cognitive behavioural therapy ...

The Misleading Research at the Heart of Disability Cuts

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

In the wake of the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith, the UK Government's attack on disability benefits has only just started to receive mainstream cov...

I Wish I Knew...

Ashleigh Mitchell | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Mitchell

If someone had told me that I was in an abusive relationship, I wouldn't have believed them. It's only now that I am out of it that I can really see it for what it was. There were no beatings but that doesn't mean there was no abuse.

My Recovery From Being Sexually Abused By Six Men Can Be an Example to Others

Penny Parks | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Parks

My adult clients usually made their first request for help to their GP. Often they would tell me how they received little empathy, with doctors casually dismissing the experience as a childhood event and something that shouldn't bother them anymore.

Managing Social Anxiety and Party Phobia During the 'Social Season'

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

This time of year is popular for social engagements such as office parties, fun get-togethers with friends and festive family gatherings. But for many sufferers of social anxiety, this can be the most traumatic time of the year. While many people look forward to a good knees-up, those with social anxieties may experience feelings of dread as the party season approaches.

Did Disney Ruin My Relationship?

Claudia Prothero | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Prothero

Disney films seem to have fed my tendency towards being perfectionistic in relationships. In Disney the prince is always handsome, kind and perfect. He doesn't get impatient and shout at you because a toddler has been winding him up all day.

Big Boys Don't Cry

Paul Farmer | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Farmer

We need to get to the point that men feel as at ease talking about their mental health as they would a broken arm. We need to help men equate seeking help not with weakness, but with doing something that shows courage and strength. It is, after all, profoundly brave to face up to something as stigmatised as a mental health problem. Ultimately, we have to acknowledge that big boys can and do cry. And that's okay.

How to Take Charge of Your Anxiety

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

Anxiety affects different people in different ways, but some of the most common symptoms are: a dry mouth, pounding heart, feeling breathless, fatigue or difficulty sleeping, dizziness and headaches, lack of concentration, needing the toilet frequently, constant worrying, irritability, and nausea.

I Reluctantly Practised the Science of Happiness for a Week - And It Works

Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

This week, I tried something I have not done before. Everyday, I made it a point to find five good things to think about at the end of the day... Finding five good things may not change the colour of your day but it could help you get on a less negative train of thought and maybe one day, we will be quicker to see silver linings.

Hope Can End Your Mental Health Suffering

Charlie Evans | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

My anxiety and depressive episodes in recent years have impacted upon my life considerably. But finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I write to offer a message of hope, a message that hopefully will resonate with many mental health sufferers. It gets better.

Anxiety and Panic - Don't Suffer in Silence

Rhiannon Dance | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Dance

The only way to beat anxiety disorders is to get to know yourself, properly. Admitting you have a problem is different to owning that problem and understanding the conflict between your brain and body.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Is Not Always the Answer for Anxiety and Depression

Joanna Cates | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Joanna Cates

There is however a large number of people whose symptoms of anxiety and depression are caused by a myriad of other factors and for whom CBT is not necessarily the panacea it is sometimes promised to be.

We Don't Really Know Why or How Psychological Treatments Work, and We Need To

Cynthia Joyce | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cynthia Joyce

The development of effective and evidence-based psychological treatments is one of the major triumphs of the last decades. And based on this triumph, some folks say we don't really need to know why they work, we just need more of them. But that is jumping the gun on policy, and may just further embed the status quo into our management of mental health problems.

Mind Over Platter: How to Keep Eating Healthily

Rachel Kelly | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Kelly

Even if you know what you should eat, it is still hard to break old habits. It's not what you are eating, but what's eating you. For me, and I suspect it is the same for most people, our attitude to food is as much about emotion as it is about satisfying hunger.

How to Beat Perfectionism... and be the Best!

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

For some perfectionism is an internal wasteland where all positives are ignored and life is like wading through treacle. For others perfectionism makes the outside world never enough and disappointment poisons most activities and relationships. Perfectionists walk a tightrope where impending disaster is held at bay with extreme effort.

A Social Taboo Uncovered

Alex Geraghty | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Geraghty

An intensive course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) along with strong support from a close network of family and friends has helped me regain control of my life. It is clear now that if it were not for the persistent efforts of others, I would not be where I am today.

How to Overcome a 'Simple' Phobia Like Fear of Heights, Dogs or Enclosed Spaces

Dan Roberts | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

Are you scared of spiders? Dogs? Heights? If so, you are certainly not alone. Around 10 million people in the UK are thought to suffer from a 'simple' phobia (also known as a 'specific' phobia, because you are scared of one, specific thing, rather than suffering from more generalised anxiety).

Is Your Problem Actually a Solution?

Alice Grist | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

The cold weather that meant you had to change into a warmer coat, which then made you late. And who knows what this little delay in your schedule caused you to miss, maybe a bad bout of traffic, maybe an accident? Perhaps as the result of this you met a lady at the bus stop who you wouldn't usually see. Maybe she inspired you?

Why Is the Prescription of Anti-Depressants on the Rise in the UK?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

The question is whether these drugs are really treating the condition (or the symptoms) and whether the NHS should do more to enable counselling and therapy?

How Massage Helped Me Meditate

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

I’ve dabbled in meditation and had countless massages. But I’ve never experienced both at the same time. Hence a double whammy combining the t...

The Battle for Minds in Syria

Jawad Yaqub | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jawad Yaqub

That people in Syria are dying is obvious: a casual eye cast over the newstands confirm what we all suspect. The society there is being torn apart thr...

Why Trying to Ignore Upsetting Thoughts Only Makes The Worry or Anxiety Worse

Dan Roberts | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

If you are suffering from an anxiety disorder - such as health anxiety, social phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder - or are just plain worried, you are likely to be plagued by anxiety-provoking, 'intrusive thoughts'.

Forget About Blue Monday - Depression Is All in the Mind

Dan Roberts | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

Granted, January is a pretty gloomy month (I was shocked to see a blue sky today, having forgotten what one looked like), but why is that particular day more depressing than any other? Well, of course, it's not. Blue Monday was actually invented by a psychologist to help promote some travel company.