14 Things You Will Totally Relate To If You Suffer With Seasonal Affective Disorder

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Many people celebrate the arrival of autumn and the impending pumpkin spiced lattes, cosy knitwear and hibernation, but for those with Seasonal Affect...

Text Kiss Politics

Olivia Jones | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

Love bravely, text wildly and add an x wherever you go. Take back control. It's your choice to put the x not theirs and if you're not ready, don't put that x. If they take back their x, laugh wildly with your head back because they could not be as brave as you.

Living With Postnatal Depression

Sarah Caldwell | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Caldwell

Nearly nine years ago I was induced and gave birth to my son. Then he turned three. That's all I remember. I missed three years. I remember parts, but I couldn't tell you what his first words were, when he first rolled over, what his favourite food was, or what we did together.

Most People Struggle To Predict What Will Actually Make Them Happy, According To Psychology

Quora | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

As John Milton said: "The mind is a universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." We psychologists can help people to use their minds to make their present moments better than they could ever predict their futures to be.

'Tis The Season To Be S.A.D.!

Kevin Leivers M.R.Pharm.S | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin Leivers M.R.Pharm.S

Although January is officially the saddest month of the year, the seasonal dip in our wellbeing starts much earlier. This is the time when the over-indulgence combines with the lack of sunlight and warmth to create a perfect storm on both mind and body

Winter Mental Health Tips

Hannah Rainey | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Rainey

I usually find Winter to be quite difficult. Not only can the lack of sunlight be troublesome, but the Winter months seem to be full of events that tr...

10 Ways To Cure The Winter Blues

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

It's that time of the year, the air changes, our skin starts drying and our emotions can start to feel quite drab. Although there is a certain joy about getting the winter coat on and purchasing a couple of new jumpers (named the back to school kit forever!) it can still feel irksome when the cold winter nights set in.

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jaz O'Hara

I've been thinking all day about how I can find the words for what we experienced last week. An hours drive from my house, then half an hour on the Eurotunnel, and we were in the world's worst refugee camp in terms of resources and conditions, yet we were welcomed with open arms. It's amazing how only the people who have nothing really know how to share.

The Colour Of The Sky May Be Affecting Our Body Clocks

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Anna Cafolla | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sunset may not be just a pretty thing to watch- it could be affecting our health, research suggests. Colour has a greater impact on circadian rhy...

Three Healthy Habits to Beat Hibernation Hunger

Juls Abernethy | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juls Abernethy

Its almost the end of January, spring is just around the corner, but with the nights still long and dark and the days still cold its hard to image. During these long dark winter months there is a primal urge inside us that says wrap up warm, stay inside, eat!!!

Why Everyone Needs a Fluffy Animal This Christmas

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

Animal-assisted therapy is nothing new, though largely unheard of. Used for varying therapies, from in prisons to deal with aggression to nursing homes to deal with isolation, or, as I have found most handy, to help with depression, the unconditional love of an animal can be a wonderfully soothing thing. Here are seven reasons why you should consider getting a fluffy animal this Christmas:

Winter Blues?

Jacqueline Hurst | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Hurst

Ask yourself this; Do you want to feel miserable? Do you want to 'blame' the weather for the whole season just so you can feel bad? I doubt it. So we need to think about the bad weather differently.

How to Deal With the Season of S.A.D

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

With the clocks going back this week, the season of S.A.D is upon us, and with that comes a surge in diagnosis. Seasonal affective disorder is type of depression that comes with the changing seasons, hitting at the same time every year, usually in the dark depths of winter. It's estimated to affect about two million people in the UK.

Why Flying Ryanair Can Make You Happy

Danny McCubbin | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Last Friday I had followed my own advice and everything was going smoothly but then for some reason I started feeling agitated at everything that was happening around me. Why was the bloke next to me hogging both armrests? Why was the flight attendant so angry and snappy with the customers?

Overcoming the Winter Blues - Depression and Anxiety

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Although, thankfully, this winter has not been as cold as the last, the nights are still long and and days dreary. Many of us are prone to reduced energy levels, lower mood and increased depression and anxiety during the winter months.

Mental Health Risks (Such As SAD And Depression) For Workers Deprived Of Natural Light

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Getting to work before sunrise and leaving after sunset during winter months can lead to serious mental health problems, a charity has warned. Goin...

How Does the Winter Affect Dating Habits?

Brett Harding | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

When we questioned our members about their dating habits during the winter months, 16% of women revealed that they would rather snuggle up the sofa...

Stressed? Depressed? Try Some Deep Rest!

Jayne Morris | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Many scientists believe that the experience of depression is compounded during the winter months due to the lack of light. Shorter daylight hours cause chemical changes in the body that stimulate the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. This affects some people more than others.

Ten Ways to Beat the Winter Blues | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Many people experience feelings of sadness, depression and lethargy once the winter months kick in, often due to the change in weather, the shorter days and long periods of being cooped up indoors. If the winter blues are starting to set in, check out these 10 ways to boost your happiness this winter.

You're Still Afraid of the Dark... Sorry

Ed Baxter | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Baxter

Imagine if every light around you was suddenly turned out. How would you react? With laughter, bemusement, nonchalance? I hate to have to break it you, but somewhere inside you're terrified.

Bring on the Knight

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The Knight will come. He will. Everyone is deserving of a fairy-tale ending. Just make sure you've rescued yourself first. And when he does turn up, before you leap into his arms? Take a breath. Take a pause. Check your balance.

Lighten Up: Window Coating Could Boost Mood

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A window coating designed to let in additional light could be key to boosting people's mood in winter, suggest German researchers. The team has dev...

Blue Monday - What an Absolute Farce

Jamie Lewis | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Lewis

Today, apparently, is the most depressing of the year in what 'experts' call 'Blue Monday'.

Five Ways To See The Light And Beat SAD

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Mindful of the 7% of Brits currently in the throes of the 'winter depression' or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), we've compiled the best light ther...

The Earphones That Could Lift Your Mood This Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists believe that they have come a step closer to finding a cure for SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), after successfully trialing a bright lig...