Depression

What is stalking

What is stalking?

Often when we consider stalking, images of creepy loiterers and shadowy strangers are brought to mind, however in real life this is often not the case. 40% of those who contact The Stalking Helpline are stalked by ex-partners and a further third have at least met their stalkers previously. This can often lead people to

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What not to say to a new mum

What not to say to a new mum

“Can you believe she said that?” remarked my friend following a tense visit from a relative a week after giving birth to her first baby. Everything had started so well. Flowers and congratulations followed by cuddles. Perfect. One hour later: cut to my friend sobbing in the bathroom, clutching her new born and wondering how

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Staying sane when trying to conceive

Staying sane when trying to conceive

Trying to conceive can feel overwhelming. If you are experiencing difficulties or things are taking longer than you expected, you can find yourself spiralling into a riot of emotions. Whilst you can’t determine the outcome, there are steps you can take on staying sane when trying to conceive! Team You and your partner are in

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The facts about abortion

The facts about abortion

An abortion is the process of ending a pregnancy, and is also known as a termination. It’s a sensitive subject, and one that many people don’t like to talk about. But abortion is a fact of life for some women and, leaving aside the often very divided opinions on the subject, it’s essential that the

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Help with bereavement

Help with bereavement

Death is the one thing that that unites to us all, rich or poor, man or woman. Death is part of the life cycle, the final part, so it is surprising then in some ways how uncomfortable most of us feel discussing it. We brush it under the carpet, talk of any other topic instead

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Am I having a nervous breakdown

Am I having a nervous breakdown

Nervous breakdown is a strange term when you stop to think about it. After all, cars break down, people don’t. Also, it has nothing to do with nerves so perhaps the ‘nervous’ part refers not to the person in question but rather the people around them who aren’t quite sure how to react. Unsurprisingly ‘nervous

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