Mental Health

Read the latest features on all things mental health, from advice on anxiety and depression to personal experiences of mental illness and the experts and remedies that can help boost your mental wellbeing

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Amanda Byram: "I was fit in an unhealthy way and would exercise just to burn calories"

5 hours ago / Susannah Taylor

TV presenter, PT, healthy-living devotee and fitness wear entrepreneur Amanda Byram talks about discovering 'healthy fitness' in her forties, Instagram anxiety and starting a business from scratch >>>

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Night time anxiety: how to stop worry from wrecking your sleep

1 day ago / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Waking up in the middle of the night is a nightmare in itself, but what do you do when you can’t fall back to sleep again? 3am waker Ayesha Muttucumaru seeks advice on her chronic case of 'pre-dawn panic' >>>

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5 lessons for modern life from the Chinese art of self-care, Yang Sheng

February 16th 2018 / Katie Brindle

If you suffer from 'stress face', poor digestion and plain old overload these simple tweaks and one-minute rituals from Yang Sheng expert Katie Brindle will not only improve your day but support your health and wellbeing long-term >>>

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Stress, sex and sperm: what a fertility expert wants you to know

February 14th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Emma Cannon has been helping women to conceive for over 20 years. Here are the main issues she comes across, some of which may surprise you… >>>

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The busy woman’s guide to decluttering your mind, life and diet

February 13th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Beat healthy living overwhelm and declutter your day with these 6 bite-sized tips from nutritionist and bestselling author, Jessica Sepel >>>

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Is meditation the science-backed way to slow down the ageing process?

February 12th 2018 / Jillian Lavender

Jillian Lavender, co-founder of London Meditation Centre, looks at the research that suggests taking time out to meditate could help you to stay young inside and out >>>

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Elle Macpherson: lessons I've learned about love

February 11th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

Our columnist shares her experiences of tough love parenting, finding your career soulmate, listening to your partner and why self-care is where it all starts. Check out her glow-getting product edit too >>>

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Dancing could make you cleverer

February 1st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

A study conducted on the BBC’s The Truth About Getting Fit showed that dancing could be the best exercise to get maximum brain benefits >>>

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How to keep energy and mood up when trying to lose weight

January 30th 2018 / Jackie Lynch

If starting or sticking to a healthy eating plan is making you feel more irritated than energetic, Registered Nutritional Therapist Jackie Lynch has some fast fixes... >>>

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How 4 digital influencers make the switch to night mode

January 29th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

When being online is a key part of your job, logging off at the end of the day can be that much harder to do. We spoke to a group of tech-preneurs about how they switch off >>>

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7 reasons why you might be feeling dizzy

January 24th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Is it just a dizzy spell or a sign of something more serious? A GP provides her advice >>>

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What I learned after giving up alcohol for a year

January 21st 2018 / Chloe Walker

After a particularly blurry New Year’s Day, Chloe Walker, 28, came to the realisation that her relationship with alcohol had become toxic. Turning her Dry January into a dry year, she’s now tempted to make it a permanent lifestyle choice. Here’s why >>>

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Trinny Woodall: menopause, staying sane and loving life over 50

January 19th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Last month, beauty entrepreneur Trinny Woodall opened her 97 drawers of makeup up to Susannah Taylor. This month she talks about the menopause, staying sane, putting on two stone but feeling better now than in her twenties >>>

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Why exercise is so important for your mental health during menopause

January 18th 2018 / Jane Dowling

With the menopause affecting your mind as much as your body, moving is more vital than ever, says PT and menopause coach Jane Dowling >>>

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Half of women say their mental health suffers because of the menopause

January 16th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

A new poll by Woman’s Hour sheds light on how many of us suffer from the mental impact of menopause. And because we're not talking about it, we could be missing out on support >>>

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Gong bathing for beginners and sound bathing for skeptics

January 16th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Gong baths and sound baths are tipped to become ever more popular in 2018, but what are they, and can they help a self-confessed meditation and complementary healing refusenik? >>>

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How a car crash taught me the true meaning of a yoga body

January 16th 2018 / Kat Farrants

For years, Kat Farrants was obsessed with being good at yoga and doing advanced poses. Until a near-fatal accident changed everything... >>>

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5 easy ways to add more mindfulness into your life

January 15th 2018 / Chloe Brotheridge

Feeling anxious or stressed 24/7? Hypnotherapist and anxiety expert Chloe Brotheridge explains how being more mindful with these quick tricks could be the answer >>>

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Kayla Itsines: overcoming confidence issues about my female pattern baldness

January 14th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

For her latest book the PT and global fitness phenomenon asked 40,000 women about the body confidence issues standing in the way of their fitness goals. Here she tells Victoria Woodhall about hers >>>

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Shelf-care: the new self-help books to have on your bookshelf

January 8th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From mastering the art of letting go to silencing your inner critic and leading a more judgement-free life, this year’s roster of self-help books are brimming with useful advice. Here’s our pick of the books set for big things >>>

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Elle Macpherson: my rules for a balanced diet

January 7th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

This month, our columnist explains how she balances health with indulgence - plus the collagen boosting beauty mineral she takes every day >>>

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8 non-boring finance blogs and podcasts to inspire a money overhaul

January 6th 2018 / Anna Hunter

From budgeting gamechangers to making side hustles pay and where on earth to start with saving, the following fountains of knowledge will help you sort your financial situation without inducing snooze >>>

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James Duigan: why it's time to put mind over muscle

January 5th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

He's the creator of Bodyism, where some of the world's most famous names go to get in shape, and believes that kindness, compassion and respect - not beasting yourself in the gym - are the key to a healthier you >>>

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The feel good factor: 20 ways to boost your endorphins

January 4th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

We asked a panel of experts for their feel-good tip offs for helping you exude happiness from the inside out >>>

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Kakebo: how budgeting the Japanese way makes you mindful (and richer)

January 3rd 2018 / Anna Hunter

Minimise that spreadsheet- ‘kakebo’ is about to make keeping track of your finances far more inspiring. Here’s your cheat sheet to the Japanese art of saving money… >>>

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