UK Self Help

Stripped Bare

Sharon Bull | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

Going public with regard to mental health issues, past mistakes and life errors that most people would probably choose to closet, rather than use as examples in a book to help others was a huge gamble to take, but for me it was a venture worth the risk.

Why I'm More of a Buddleia Than the Noble Rose

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

My love affair with roses goes back many years, perhaps when I first received them from an enamoured suitor. The evocative deep red, the heady scent, ...

We Need to Talk About Consent

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Farrington-Smith

Consent is as simple as saying yes or no. It doesn't matter if you are single, because that doesn't mean yes. It doesn't matter if you accept a drink, because that doesn't mean yes. It doesn't matter if you smile at someone, because that doesn't mean yes.

The Five Questions Creatives Should Ask Themselves Daily

Cat Neligan | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

I've never considered myself 'intuitive' in any way - until the Myers-Briggs personality test told me I am in fact, far more intuitive than I reckoned. Up until then, intuition suggested someone who acts on instinct, and gets it right every time. I would consider myself way more cautious, and definitely a fact-checker - as well as an over-thinker.

The Moment That Taught Me Not to Fear Depression

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Depression can be frightening. Often we can doubt whether it will ever get better. Being told that it can, is what we want to hear - even if we may find it hard to believe. Being told that we are the one, who has to take responsibility and do something about it, is not something we may want to hear.

Seven Life Lessons We Can Learn From our Kids

Aimee Foster | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

What if we always knew the truth we seek? It seems that at some point during our turbulent transition from child to adult we managed to unlearn the life lessons we came hard wired with.

Why I Am Glad My Ex Called Me Fat

Cheresa Dawkins | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cheresa Dawkins

I honestly cannot believe I am writing this and sending it out to be read by anyone who finds it, the thought kind of terrifies me; but, this is to help anyone that has been in an awful situation. I want my experiences to be an example to anyone facing something difficult, that one day it will be a distant memory and you can actually build from the things that try and put you down.

How to Stop Feeling Resentful

Karin Sieger | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Feeling resentful is normal. Doing resentment well is a skill. However, getting stuck in resentment takes energy and can leave us in a negative, dark and lonely place. What to do?

'A Helping Hand Is at the End of Your Own Arm' - Seven Simple Self-Help Steps to Start Controlling Your Life With Depression

Adam Dow | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Dow

When Depression hits, it is difficult to find out how to escape. There are thousands of well-known metaphors for what depression really feels like, an...

Seeing My Eating Disorder In The Mirror

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Louise Pudge

The potential for psychological fall-out after experiencing sudden alterations in physical appearance are well documented in the cases of burns victims, amputees, and even people undergoing drastic weight loss surgery. The reactions of people with eating disorders are rarely legitimised in the same way because their self-image was apparently already broken prior to this new alteration.

Five Reasons Why It's Okay to Care Too Much

Imogen Clegg | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Clegg

It can be a tenuous balance between not caring and caring too much, but which one is more damaging? Which is worse? I think that in this day and age it has become a seen as a sign of weakness to show any sort of emotion at all.

Are You Sacrificing Yourself for the Sake of a Relationship?

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

People with low self-esteem may have difficulties in relationships. If you're in this situation, you may become a victim of being controlled by how others think, feel and act. You may also be dependent on others for approval and recognition, and fearful of rejection. But you're not alone.

Deciding to be Happy

Imogen Clegg | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Clegg

I don't know whether any of you guys are in the same boat, or have been, but I just wanted to try and share with you how I got myself out of that stressed and anxious state, and how I now just take each day as it comes with positivity and motivation!

The Wonder Years

Anne Look | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Where do you see yourself in five years time? Stop what you're doing and take a minute to think about it. Make a coffee if you will. Watch the kettle...

Five Ways to Beat Self-Doubt

Steve Errey | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Errey

Whether you're a circus performer, a Wall Street banker, a sushi chef, a submarine captain or a librarian, self-doubt will be a regular visitor.

Turning Your Passion Into a Business

Martin Huntbach | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Huntbach

I'm talking about passion. I'm talking about doing what you love and charging people money to do it. I know it sounds like a like a pipe dream, but it's not that uncommon. As you will see from this article, there are lots of ways you can do this for yourself.

Three Habits For Every Startup Founder

Laura Stucki | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Laura Stucki

Habits help, they give you structure, a routine. They set up the framework and help you to be consistent and persevere. Habits also define who you are...

The Key to Battling Mental Illness

Emmy Gilmour | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Gilmour

I have been working with sufferers of eating disorders and trauma for nearly 15 years and for me the issue of treating serious mental health conditions lies in addressing people's ability to consider emotional nurturing as a fundamental part of self-care.

How I Changed My Career in One Weekend With Nine Analytical Steps and One Intuitive One

Nora Rosendahl | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nora Rosendahl

For many different reasons I was in a place in my life where I wasn't sure where I wanted to go next. I felt lost. Looking back, it's easy to see the steps that eventually led me to change direction, but I can still not say I completely understand it. Can you? Decide for yourself - here are the 9 analytical steps and the 1 intuitive one I took that weekend...

Ten Tips For Cliche-Free Spirituality

Alice Grist | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

New age spiritual language has become a bog of well meaning terms that in effect mean whatever you need or want them to need, or, in fact, nothing. As much as we all want to be the light, find our truth and let it all go, whilst mantra-ing our ass down to the local yoga dojo, it's sometimes not that simple.

Wake Up Well and Start Your Day Feeling Great

Susan Leigh | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

How we awaken in the morning can impact on the rest of the day. If we wake up feeling jaded, in need of more sleep or stressed and overwhelmed at the prospect of the coming day it may well be time to reflect on our habits and the way we manage our lives. Let's look at some ways to better support yourself and your quality of life.

10 Ways to Practise Self-Love and be Kind to Yourself

Annie Ashdown | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Many of us experience someone criticising us whilst growing up for not being perfect, making mistakes or not living up to the unrealistic expectations they bestow upon us. This often results in us creating core beliefs in our subconscious that we are unlovable.

Letting Go of the Fantasy of Mr Right and Learning to Love for Real

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I see now that my understanding of love and the journey I've been on to get where I am today reflect my personality and my inner battles. These may be unique to me, but I share them in the hope some of you can relate.

Can You Achieve Real Confidence?

Suzy Greaves | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Greaves

When I'm out and about meeting Psychologies readers at our events, we often talk about no-limits, 'magic wand' thinking. If you could wave a wand and change something about yourself - what would you change? 'Confidence' is the word I hear over and over again. If we could only be a little bit more confident and comfortable in our own skin, the world would be our oyster...

How Superheroes Inspired Me to Get Real About Mental Health

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alicia Raimundo

In mental health, we talk a lot about stigma. How stigma leads to misconceptions about what mental illness is, how people living with mental illness act, and how possible recovery is. This misconceptions hurt people's access to support, which is the very thing that could save their life. So for my very first HuffPo blog post, I wanted to use my story as a message of how I try to defeat stigma.