Is mindfulness making our stress worse?
Mindfulness is seen as a panacea for our modern mental wellbeing issues. But Professor Ronald Purser argues it’s misused
Why is CBT not working any more?
It’s been the mental health mainstay for years. But research shows cognitive behavioural therapy may be becoming less effective. So, what’s going on?…
The rise of orthosomnia
Sleep trackers are causing an unhealthy preoccupation with achieving the perfect night’s rest. Dr Alanna Hare explains the risks of striving for sleep utopia
How do we break the taboo around mental health?
If we want to normalise it, we need to talk about it more, says charity consultant Madeleine McGivern
Should I try art therapy?
We’ve got the mindful colouring books, but could drawing or painting be as beneficial for your emotional wellbeing as talking therapy?
Is social media damaging your mental health?
We investigate the relationship between your social feeds and mental wellbeing
How to nail a UK staycation
Whether you’re too nervous to travel abroad, or quarantining afterwards is impossible, check out our tips for holidaying closer to home
How to navigate a friendship shift
With research showing how friendship affects our health and happiness, it’s important to keep nurturing those bonds
How to talk about sex
We’re told communication is the key to a healthy and happy sex life – but how do we actually approach that conversation?
Identify your emotional comfort blanket
In times of distress, it’s helpful to have a few self-soothers in your back pocket
Everyday anxiety hacks
The latest DIY ways to calm and self-soothe
How to beat loneliness
A lack of meaningful bonds is fuelling a loneliness epidemic. So what’s the way out?
The benefits of lavender oil
From easing anxiety and helping you sleep better to clearing headaches, lavender oil is a versatile essential oil
Should I try beeja meditation?
This centuries-old meditation technique might help to eliminate stress and anxiety, protect your brain and lessen pain
The mental health benefits of volunteering
Taking part in voluntary work is a great way of helping others, but here’s how it could help you, too
WFH diaries: My kids are more creative than I thought
Her kids' artistic flair is something Cheryl has loved observing during lockdown
6 things to do when you would have been commuting
Yes, we’re tempted to have a lie-in too now we’re not travelling to work. But prioritising these self-care activities instead can provide a much-needed wellbeing boost
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