UK Well Being

Chester Bennington's Passing Is A Stark Reminder Of The Seriousness Of Depression But There Is Hope

James Woods | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
James Woods

I can say that without any doubt, at all, there is an alternative to suicide. If you are suffering from depression or another mental illness, it can be incredibly difficult to see through the dark clouds but the light is on the other side of those clouds and whilst there is no easy fix there is always a way forward.

The Price Of Everything

Caragh Little | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

I know I'll never be able to repay the value of what I've learned when I'm nowhere near a school or university. When I'm learning about managing my health and well-being from people who actually care. When I'm talking to friends and family about just about everything on earth, laughing, occasionally crying, almost always drinking coffee.

Seven Ways I Dealt With The Pain That Is Runner's Knee

Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

I'd spent months building up stamina and improving my fitness, only to have to stop running because of something I couldn't control. When you know physically you can carry on, but it would only damage your knees even more, it's a pretty shitty situation.

The Power Of Listening

Alice Haddon | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Haddon

'The richness of life doesn't lie in the loudness and the beat, but in the timbres and the variations that you can discern if you simply pay attention...

Are You Being Heard?

Will Young | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Will Young

The bottom line is that if the person doesn't feel listened to, they feel that their voice and opinion doesn't matter. They effectively are denied a voice. This can be blatantly obvious, from the boss who doesn't register one's own ideas, to a friend who sits and allows you to talk and then comes straight back with their own problems.

Adrenal Dysfunction - The Overachiever's Disease

Ben Edusei | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Edusei

To have a better understanding we must go back, way back, thousands of years ago to the caveman era. During this time, we lived in the wilderness where constant threats and predators co-habited.

In Defence Of Beloved Bread

Bella Younger | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bella Younger

Bella Younger, a.k.a. Deliciously Stella, vlogs about why we shouldn't be afraid of carbs, why life is #BetterWithBread and how she wishes people took their food a little less seriously.

Keeping It Real. Five Easy Ways To Balance Your Virtual Life (And Your Kids')

Alice Wilde | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Alice Wilde

How is anyone going to be content in their slightly damp terrace in Bognor, when they could 'be' wandering the boulevards of Cannes and 'seeing' the turquoise waters and fluttering palms? But as wonderful as it is, it's not the truth. And as with all deceptions there will be a price to pay.

I Was Held Hostage At Gunpoint

Emma Slade | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Emma Slade

life less ordinary banner The fear of dying gave me a deep sense of how precious my life is and of how much I did not want to waste it. This feeling began to slowly seep into my life and led to my decision to leave the City and begin a long quest to feel clearer about the meaning and potential of my own human life.

How to Stay Sane In An Insane World

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." Franklin Roosevelt The news is not what it used to be, remember the little things ...

Shall We Dance?

Pam Jarvis | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK Politics
Pam Jarvis

Over the twenty-some intervening years, I have begun to wonder how many such socially inept policies vandalised the spaces in which people within similar communities across the nation were able to come together, and in so doing, created the conditions for holes to form within the fabric of human connection.

Dear Anorexia

Hope Virgo | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hope Virgo

Dear Anorexia, I grew up thinking you were my best friend. From 13 years old you befriended me. You held me close when I needed it. Warmed me when I...

I Can't Always Keep Up, I'm Sorry

Ella Robson | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Robson

Every now and then I act in a way that feels like a huge kick in the teeth. Sometimes I get so trapped by what's going on around me that I find it really difficult to 'participate.' And trust me, it sucks. There's nothing worse than wanting to be able to get up and get going, to have fun like everyone else is, when it just doesn't seem emotionally possible for me.

Psychiatry: A Monologue Of Stigma, Confessions And Accusations

Dr Jas Gill | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Dr Jas Gill

Since this is my story, I will start with my name. You may have heard of me before. My name is Psychiatry. Yes, that Psychiatry. Although I admit I cannot read your mind, I can already see my tattered reputation precedes me.

The Real Meaning Of Blue Monday

Chris O’Sullivan | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris O’Sullivan

The Blue Monday myth - like all good legends - has some elements of truth. We know that some people living with mental health problems find the winter months harder. If the Blue Monday hype has drawn your attention to your mental health, or made you think about how a friend, colleague, or loved one might be feeling then it has done some good.

BPD Soul Surf

Will Lunn | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Will Lunn

He grasped the rails on his BIC 8"6 Magnum board with his new winter 5mm surfing gloves with extra grip built into the palms bought as a present from ...

Ten Ways To Enhance Your Wellbeing In 2017

Dr. Barbara Mariposa | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Barbara Mariposa

Most people these days can reel off a list of things we need to do to stay healthy - exercise, nutrition, water, sleep etc. The elements of what I call the Outer Game of Health. But how often do we follow our own good advice?

Keeping Fit In The Age Of Social Media

Amy Macdonald | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Macdonald

Like so many women I spend a lot of time flicking through Instagram. A lot of men do the same but women are more critical of each other. We compare ou...

Why Today's Kids Can Be The Most Health-Conscious Yet

Trevor Hardy | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents
Trevor Hardy

This generation has already set the pace by drinking and smoking less than ever before. But with the rise of obesity it is now time for young people (and their parents) to take hold of the opportunities they have and create a truly healthy life.

Why I'm Giving Up Instagram In 2017

Cora Bauer | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Tech
Cora Bauer

The moment I realised that I had a genuine, real life addiction is when I realised it was making me feel bad about myself. There's nothing like looking at people's #cleaneating , fitness posts, travel pictures and engagement pictures to make your whole life feel pretty inadequate.

Why The Festive Season Can Actually Bring You Down

BritChick Paris | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Christmas is a time of celebration, getting together but for many it's not as easy as that. You might be alone, suffering from an illness, going through a break up and so these idealistic images are the equivalent of a slap in the face.

All The Small Things

Pam Jarvis | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Parents
Pam Jarvis

Now, as those of us in the Northern Hemisphere face the longest night of the year, it is time to do as communities in our cold little island have done for millennia, and celebrate all the small things that make us happy as we begin our journey back from the darkness into the light.

Hygge

Katrine Horn | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katrine Horn

Photo Doris Oberfrank-List If you saw people chatting, smiling, perhaps even laughing, visibly enjoying each other's company, what would you call the...

Why I Stripped Naked On The Tube

Andre Spicer | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andre Spicer

bmm banner.jpg This is a call for all men out there, to look at our female friends, find inspiration, and say no to the perfect body image. We are perfect as we are. We are perfect with or without beer bellies, with our without hair, with or without man-boobs.

Me And My Father's Suicide: The Importance Of Sharing How You Feel

Ed Hunte | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Hunte

bmm banner.jpg On the surface, my father was someone who had everything, yet he still chose to end his life. If his suicide has taught me anything, it's the importance to not hesitate in getting things out in the open, to share challenges and struggles with those you trust and to not be afraid of expressing who you truly are. I still continue to work on these skills myself and I deeply recognise them to be the remedy for the generations of men who choose to give up on their lives each day.