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Mood Management

Why does one person cause me anxiety?

Have you noticed a pattern? Perhaps you feel fine but then as soon as you walk into the office and see your boss, the anxiety hits… Or you look forward to a family lunch, only...

What are the causes of student stress? Why looking after your mental health at university is so important

Amidst all the fun and freedom, university can be a stressful time. Exam stress, financial worries, pressures to fit in and make new friends, all bring with them a unique set of challenges which can...

Can your mind create symptoms? The physical effects of worrying

Do you spend your evenings frantically consulting Dr Google? Tuning into any (and every) body sensation you have and immediately predicting the worst?  Maybe you’ve even started “worrying about worrying” which only makes your anxiety...

Why do I feel like a failure? How to let go of self-limiting beliefs

Maybe you’ve watched all your friends rise up the ranks in their career but you’re still stuck in the same old job…  Or perhaps you’ve done pretty well for yourself but no matter what you...

How to stop worrying about something – real life therapy techniques to stop excessive worrying

We all worry from time-to-time. Worries and anxieties – here and there – are a natural part of life. But when these worries become obsessive or begin interfering with our everyday life, they can end...

Feeling Down at Christmas: How to Support Your Mental Health Over the Holidays

Contrary to what we see in the movies, Christmas isn’t always the warm, cosy, festivity-filled holiday we’d hope it to be. For some people, Christmas can be an especially isolating time. The holidays are filled...

Thinking traps: how to let go of negative thoughts 

Thinking traps are patterns of thought – usually with a negative swing – which prevent us from seeing things as they really are. Otherwise known as cognitive distortions, thinking traps are often deeply ingrained in...

No One Gets Me: What to Do When You Feel Misunderstood

Do you feel like no one really gets you? That you’ve never properly felt emotionally supported by someone else before? It’s as though there’s a void, something missing – a sense of emptiness you can’t...

Why Do I Feel Like Something Bad is Going to Happen?

He’s 20 mins late. Something must have happened to him. Why’s there so much turbulence? The plane’s definitely going to crash. I’ve had a sore throat for 3 days now – maybe I’ve got cancer....

Work smarter, not harder for better mental health

How a better work/life balance contributes to better mental health As introductory lines to articles go, the one written for an Economist article in 1955 by Cyril Northcote Parkinson is perhaps one of the most...