Mental Health

From charity support services to mum networks and some light hearted laughs, mums, these are for you At a time of great uncertainty, a threat to your physical and mental health, and on-demand housefuls, Mums have it tough. Of course, dads too, but this week we’re celebrating mums in honour of Maternal Mental Health Matters
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‘I’m so OCD when it comes to my baby — all his outfits must match!’ reads the first tweet that comes up after a quick social media search for ‘OCD’.Others reference the disorder as the reason they don’t like having unread notifications on their phone, another for improper grammar use. These posts aren’t hard to find — there are
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It’s time to harness the power of music. Follow our five tips to start building your new, ultimate feel-good playlist Music has the ability to completely transform our moods. How many times has an upbeat song come on, and suddenly your feet are tapping, you’re singing along, and the worries that were weighing you down
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Our routines have changed completely since lockdown began, and so have the routines of our canine companions. Trainer and author of ‘Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy’, Steve Mann, shares how we can all make the most of this extended time inside with our dogs While Happiful usually focuses on the human experience, we’re massive dog lovers
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More than just a restless night, insomnia is a sleep disorder that can deeply impact a person’s life. Here, Sassy Smith reveals what it’s really like to experience insomnia first-hand… It’s 4am and I’m lying in bed sobbing, listening to my husband snoring gently beside me, and trying to resist the urge to pinch or
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I see it in my daughter’s life, and I see it in the mental health industry that has grown up in support of supposed pathologies that a short time ago would never have been considered mental illnesses. The ideals I see threatened: work and responsibility. In my daughter’s life we’re beginning week seven of homeschooling
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How could this happen? Yup. Government late to the problem and lacking solutions? Yup. Raw fear? Yup. Hospitals overflowing? Yup. Uncertainty about who is well and who is not? Yup. Lack of clarity regarding transmission and lethality? Yup. As gay men of a certain age, my colleague Dr. David Fawcett and I are having some
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Today I love that I bought some yeast sight unseen by ordering it on the phone and when I got it it is four times the quantity that I normally buy and so I won’t have to go looking for yeast for quite some time I reckon. I love that I am now contemplating baking
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But then I got thinking, are WE safe at home? WE? Yes, WE! Those of us with ADHD. Now don’t get me wrong here, I’m not suggesting we should be allowed to roam around freely, ignoring isolation rules and just being all manner of foolish. I’m simply asking the question, are we really and truly
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One useful way to check in with ourselves and, if need be, recalibrate our attitudes and actions is to conduct an evening review of our day. The suggestions below are meant to be done in a spirit of self-compassion and gentleness. This is not an opportunity to beat ourselves up for perceived shortcomings or to
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But even if you have that empathy in a theoretical sense, applying it in the moment is harder. In fact, applying skills in the moment is where people with ADHD often experience challenges. Symptoms like impulsivity and not thinking situations through fully can interfere with us putting the theoretical knowledge we have – or in
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