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More mental health support coming for mums

More mental health support coming for mums

New mental health hubs will be set up by April next, offering physical health exams and psychological therapy in one place Becoming a parent brings a number of changes, both mentally and physically. Everyone experiences these changes differently and some need more support than others, but that support has not always been easy to come…

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The Difficulty of Putting Mental Wellness First – My Brain’s Not Broken

The Difficulty of Putting Mental Wellness First – My Brain's Not Broken

Mental wellbeing is one of my favorite things to do. Because of this, I’ve learned a lot about how people incorporate mental wellbeing into their everyday lives. From therapy and meditation to physical exercise and coping strategies, there are many ways in which we can put our well-being in the foreground. However, it is not…

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Changing My Perspective to Improve My Mental Wellness – My Brain’s Not Broken

Changing My Perspective to Improve My Mental Wellness – My Brain's Not Broken

The inspiration for this post came a few days ago. I was riding a stationary bike at my girlfriend’s place for the second day in a row and wasn’t sure how much I would get from it. I drove through the ride the day before and felt like I wasn’t really getting what I needed….

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Talking About Mental Health on the (Inter)national Stage – My Brain’s Not Broken

Talking About Mental Health on the (Inter)national Stage – My Brain's Not Broken

TW: This post is about suicide / suicidal thoughts. Like millions of people around the world, I saw Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview this week. I thought it was very good for a lot of reasons, but since this is a mental health blog, I’ll stick with what we do and what inspired…

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Social Media Affects Influencers’ Mental Health

A cartoon picture of a crying woman is posted on a wall next to a road. Text reads

Social media influencers have had a tremendous impact on online culture, often serving as role models and mentors to the people who follow them. Influencers promote a particular lifestyle, different products and brands, and original content on their social media pages. Almost everything influencers post has been tailored to appear ideal and support an image….

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How ‘Life Hacks’ Simplify My Mental Health Challenges – My Brain’s Not Broken

How ‘Life Hacks’ Simplify My Mental Health Challenges – My Brain's Not Broken

For me, research is an important part of living with depression and anxiety. When I first found out about my mental health issues, Google was my best friend and I looked up everything from symptoms to the best way to overcome depression. I found a lot of helpful information that taught me a lot about…

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How We Glamorize Mental Illness – And What We Can Do About It – My Brain’s Not Broken

How We Glamorize Mental Illness – And What We Can Do About It – My Brain's Not Broken

It’s safe to say that I talk more about mental illness than the average person (okay, a lot more than the average person), which means that I can get so focused on specifics and details that I miss things that are outside of mine Scope of application. Over the years mental illness has gotten more…

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Covid unemployment will have ‘profound effect’ on mental health

Covid unemployment will have ‘profound effect’ on mental health

If you have job issues that are affecting your mental health from the pandemic, you are not alone Given the surge in the UK unemployment rate, according to the latest ONS figures, a new report warns that unemployment and job insecurity will have a profound effect on mental health across the UK during the Covid-19…

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Seeing the World Through a Mental Health Lens – My Brain’s Not Broken

Seeing the World Through a Mental Health Lens – My Brain's Not Broken

Everyone has their own way of seeing the world. While many of us see it in very similar ways, there are still personality traits and life experiences that make our point of view unique. Some people refer to these as the “lenses” through which we see the world. The lenses through which I see the…

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Reclaiming January – Defying Mental Illness

Reclaim January

By Josef Raczka Draw hope from the “worst month” of the year. January was never easy, but 2021 was a special struggle. Workplace Wellbeing Service Champion Health, using data from the ONS and some of its own, determined that January was the worst January ever from a mental wellbeing perspective. It shows record lows in…

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Sensory Hobbies and Activities That can Help You Manage Mental Health

Sensory Hobbies and Activities That can Help You Manage Mental Health

Natalie shares her approach to dealing with mental health issues by using sensory experiences to manage the future, feel good, recharge your batteries, and be positive. – Natalie Betts I’m Natalie, a musician and educator living in Bournemouth. I was a student at Bournemouth Uni, Southampton Solent Uni and the Royal College of Music, and…

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