Mental Health

Depression Among Teens Can Spiral Into Self-Harm But Parents Often Don't Know What To Say Or Do

Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg

Every child has stressful situations to cope with, including arguments with friends, bullying, and disputes with parents, as well as pressures about the way they look, which can emanate from social media and its reflection of a 'perfect world' adorned by 'perfect people'.

Bisexual And Guilty - Something To Think About This Bi Visibility Day

Lewis Oakley | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Oakley

Take deep breath bisexuals and breath, if your partner accepts your bisexuality they accept that you are going to feel attraction to someone with genitalia different to theirs. It's no different from straight or gay people in a relationship. And if those around you try to tell you it's a sign you're just getting one step closer to cheating make sure they know that cheating is a personality trait not a sexuality trait.

The Five Health Conditions All Men Should Know About

Mr David Ralph | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mr David Ralph

Ignorance, shame and embarrassment are not worth risking your health for. If you notice any of the symptoms of the above conditions, go to your doctor and make sure you get it checked out - it can't hurt.

Why There Is A Need For Prioritisation Of Mental Health Within The Commonwealth?

Dinesh Bhugra | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Dinesh Bhugra

It is unacceptable that there are still countries of the Commonwealth not doing enough to protect the rights of people with mental disorders.

We Hear It Time And Time Again When A Child Is Diagnosed With A Long-Term Or Chronic Illness. "But How Will I Keep Up With My Friends At School?"

Karen Dolva | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Karen Dolva

As the new school year begins, I can't help but think about the students that won't be rushing through the front gates, excited to see their friends a...

Like The Idea Of The Hug Button? Here Are 6 Other Tools You Could Try

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

No parent likes the thought of their child experiencing separation anxiety when they head off to nursery or school on their own. After one mum explai...

Some People With Depression Don't Know They Have Depression

Dr. Sohom Das | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sohom Das

You'd be forgiven for thinking that depression is merely low mood. It's much more intricate and multi-layered than that.

More Than Words

Thomas Lynch | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Lynch

Mental health has been part of my life since I was a teenager as my dad suffered with depression. At his lowest point he had suicidal thoughts. Luckily he recovered.

Mr. Grey

Tracey Louise Wright | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Louise Wright

Apparently, depression isn't real, or so we're led to believe, or at best it's just a trumped up version of melancholy for society's weakest to band about as a modern day 'bad back' disclaimer, some Monopoly get out of jail free card we can swipe at our employers, as though we're waiting in line at the self service, to tap them up for a couple of extra days at home each year when we're having a 'woe is me day' (one of my favourite derogatory terms I've had personally applied).

Is Your Subconscious Making You Overweight?

Jacob Strachotta | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacob Strachotta

I am a hypnotist and it's interesting how many people I meet feel that they are out of control of parts of their lives. There's one thing that simply comes back again and again and is almost impossible for them to change in their everyday lives.

The Government Has Failed On Mental Health For The Fourth Year In A Row

Luciana Berger | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

Where's the money to make a reality of the Prime Minister's oft-stated, but yet to be delivered, claim of parity for mental health? New figures I have gathered through Freedom of Information requests to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across England reveal that, for the fourth year in a row, the government has failed to deliver on its promise to increase the money reaching the mental health frontline.

Ambulance Staff Took 80,000 Sick Days Due To Stress In A Single Year

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics

Frazzled paramedics and ambulance staff had to take 80,000 days off sick due to stress last year, their union has revealed. GMB says a total of 2,468 ...

Are You Worried Your Child Is Depressed? Signs And Symptoms To Look Out For

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

Depression can affect children and young people just as it affects adults. New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are dep...

Mental Health Patients Are Victims Of Postcode Lottery, Says Labour MP

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics

New figures have revealed that half of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), which set NHS trust budgets, plan to cut their spending on mental health ...

What Is Panic Disorder? Symptoms Explained After Nadiya Hussain Opens Up About Condition

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nadiya Hussain has opened up about suffering from panic disorder, which she said affects her every day of her life. “My whole life revolves around ...

Is My Child's Anxiety Normal?

Samantha Glass | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Parents
 Samantha Glass

As a parent, the last thing you would want is for your child to hurt or have a bad experience. However, anxiety is one of the most common mental healt...

Suicide Rate Three Times Higher Among Construction Workers, Union Warns

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Politics

Construction workers are three times more likely to take their own life than the rest of the population, disturbing figures show. Data from the Office...

Nadiya Hussain Reveals She Suffers From A Crippling Panic Disorder

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

Nadiya Hussain has opened up about living with a crippling panic disorder, which she describes as living “with a monster”. In a new interview with...

Kate Backs Mental Health Campaign In Video Message

PA for HuffPost UK | By PA Reporters | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Parents

The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance of sorts since her pregnancy announcement – launching a national mental health campaig...

Bringing Mental Health First Aid To Higher Education

Caroline Hounsell | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Hounsell

We recognise that Mental Health First Aid is not a panacea, it provides that initial link and a first step on the ladder to helping someone access further support but, in my opinion, it should be considered as a core part of a wider, progressive strategy to improving mental health in higher education.

This Is What It's Like To Hear Voices When You Have Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite growing public awareness of mental health issues, schizophrenia remains a widely misunderstood illness. According to a new survey from Rethink...

More Students Than Ever Are Reporting Mental Health Problems - To Thrive After Brexit, We Need A Healthy, Happy, Educated Workforce

Craig Thorley | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK Politics
Craig Thorley

Government and the NHS must also do more to protect and promote students' mental health. As a first step, a forthcoming government green paper should identify students' particular mental health needs and set out solutions. The May government has so far talked a good talk on mental health, but is not yet clear how this will translate to improved support for students. Brexit is bringing new urgency to questions about what kind of society we want to be. To thrive outside the EU, the UK will need an educated workforce - but also a workforce that is healthy, happy and resilient.

Teachers Vs Social Media

Russell Haworth | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

Teachers have always faced challenges - time changes the medium but not the content. The teachers of today still face the issues of bullying and abuse, fighting against a tide of inattention. In 2017, however, they are working against smartphones and the digital world rather than pieces of paper and fisticuffs.

Who Cares About Transplant Patients?

Henny Braund | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henny Braund

Stem cell transplants offer people with blood cancer and blood disorders a second chance of life when nothing else could. For many patients, a transplant represents the gift of more years in which to get married, go to university, or to see children grow up.

Revealed: The Least Stressful Cities In The World (And The Most)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to reduce the amount of stress in your life, moving to Germany could be a good call. A study analysing potential stress triggers in differ...