Depression

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Helping someone who is suicidal

There is a taboo that exists around the idea of suicide that makes people wary. But turning your back on it is not the answer. If you become aware that someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, that individual is probably reaching out to you for help. After all, none of us are mind readers.

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new mum tips

New Mum Tips

They say that nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent. In fact, giving birth and becoming a mum can be terrifying and thrilling in equal parts. But while that saying is true, there are a few things you can bear in mind to make the transition from couple to family as smooth as possible.

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The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep has a critical role in serving us with good health and well-being, and although the full reasons for sleep are not quite understood, scientists have developed theories as to why we spend a third of our lives tucked up in our beds. Reasons for sleep These theories include: Energy conservation – suggesting that a

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Ending a relationship when you are living together

Ending a relationship when you are living together

Ending a relationship is rarely easy but the experience can be much more difficult when you have been living together as a couple. On top of all the emotional heartache, there will be plenty of practical stuff to deal with. If you’re not married or in a civil partnership you don’t need to formally end

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Love the skin you are in

Love the skin you are in

How do you feel when you look in the mirror? Are you always happy with the reflection peering back at you? Do you worry how others see you? Body image is about how we see ourselves and how we understand others to see us, but it can be influenced by attitudes and beliefs as well

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Women's safety and self defence

Women’s safety and self defence

‘Kick them in the you-know-whats, scream, and run like hell!’. That was my Mum’s advice on self-defence, back in the day. And very useful it has been too, on more than one occasion. While it may be very satisfying when it works, this response isn’t always practical. Staying safe is no joke and prevention is

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