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Self How to help your partner through depression Consultant psychiatrist Dr Chi-Chi Obuaya advises how you can support someone experiencing mental health issues, without neglecting yourself Self What is lucid dreaming? It’s thought learning how to dream lucidly could aid physical rehab, improve sports performance and even treat PTSD. Here’s how to go full Inception… Woman on couch writing a listSelf How to set meaningful New Year’s resolutions Each new year offers an opportunity to reflect on what we’ve learned over the past 12 months, and make plans for our future goals Couple in bedSelf How to have mindful sex Psychosexual and relationship therapist Kate Moyle explains how mindfulness can bring back your pleasure principle Family baking together for ChristmasSelf The 12 ways of Christmas These expert-led tips will help you survive the stresses of December with your sanity intact Self How to deal with grief It affects us all and changes everything, yet we seldom talk about death – so, let’s break down the process of loss Self 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 Self 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?… Woman sleeping with smartphone beside herSelf 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 Self 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 Self 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? Person on social media on their smartphoneSelf Is social media damaging your mental health? We investigate the relationship between your social feeds and mental wellbeing Family having a staycationSelf 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 Self How to navigate a friendship shift With research showing how friendship affects our health and happiness, it’s important to keep nurturing those bonds Self 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? Self Identify your emotional comfort blanket In times of distress, it’s helpful to have a few self-soothers in your back pocket Self Everyday anxiety hacks The latest DIY ways to calm and self-soothe