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Sleep is food for the psyche – not getting enough? Read this.

Sleep is food for the psyche – not getting enough? Read this. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep. Feeling rested, revitalised, calm and fresh are just some of the instant benefits of proper sleep. Not...

How “having it all” can diminish women’s mental health

Up until around the 1970s, the term ‘superhero’ typically conjured visions of caped men in comic books fighting off bad guys for fun, rescuing small fluffy animals and just generally saving the day. Fast forward...

Helping university students prioritise their mental health

Decades ago, the pressure heaped on university students was very different. Peer pressure consisted mostly of finding out who could party until dawn and still make it to their 9am exam. However, today there are...

Weighing up the psychological toll of the ‘Christmas fantasy’

Let’s get real about the Christmas fantasy We all know how it feels to escape into a fantasy in our minds every now and then, don’t we? And while it’s often enjoyable to find motivation...

What You Need to Know About Depression

Depression is a common illness, affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide. People often confuse depression with the temporary feeling of feeling a bit down. A bad day at work can result in a person...

Self-Harm: The Invisible Epidemic

People are often reluctant to talk about or address mental health issues. Over the years, public dialogue and news articles have helped to raise awareness about different types of mental disorders. Although we may now...

Dealing with Christmas Holiday Depression

The festive season is expected to be fun, yet in one survey nearly half the men reported feeling depressed over the holiday season. Regardless of whether these feelings reach the level of clinical depression, even...

Winning the Postnatal Depression Battle

The pressures after having a baby can be intense. While we tend to think of the stress of sleepless nights, often that’s the least of the worries for new mothers. Changes in hormones, lack of...

Just Do It

To feel good we have to do things that give us the chance to feel good whether it is through pleasure or mastery.