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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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Wellness Wallet: I’m a 30-year-old beauty CEO and I spend £185.50 a month on wellness

October 19th 2020

Massages, HIIT and soothing candles and sleep spray are a priority for Roccabox’s Tia Roqaa >>>

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Bryony Gordon: "Lockdown appealed to my inner gremlin because I didn't have to connect with other people"

October 9th 2020

The mental health activist and writer on why doing the very thing she feared most kept away her inner demons >>>

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I’m one year into recovery and these are the best non-alcoholic drinks I’ve tried

October 9th 2020 / Hattie Sloggett

After one year sober, Hattie Sloggett knows her way around a non-alcoholic drink. Here are the ones she rates - sugary concoctions not welcome >>>

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Is this the smell of optimism? Why rose is having a real moment

October 6th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Rose is the self-care scent to look for to lift our spirits in these uncertain times, according to aromatherapists. With searches for positivity up by 200%, this is how rose is coming to the rescue >>>

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Why this celeb-approved immunity-boosting face mask has seen a 900% increase in sales in lockdown

October 1st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Never-ending bad news got you feeling down? Victoria Beckham and Chrissy Teigen's favourite LED face mask could be the answer; it claims to boost immunity and improve low mood as well as plump skin >>>

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Why it's totally normal to feel uneasy wearing a mask

September 18th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Mask anxiety is a real condition according to mental health experts and it's more common than you think. Try these 7 ways to feel better in your face covering >>>

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What happens to a busy control freak on a meditation retreat?

September 14th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Will Williams, has taught hundreds of people to meditate from Kate Winslet to Take That. We sent GTG editor Victoria Woodhall, and her inner control freak, on his weekend retreat. Boy did she need it – and probably so do you >>>

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The reasons why so many women are suffering from IBS

September 14th 2020 / Anna Hunter

There's been a spike in people contacting IBS helplines since lockdown and women account for two thirds of IBS cases in the UK; leading doctor Rangan Chatterjee thinks he knows why. Here’s how to get to the root of digestive issues and ensure you’re taken seriously at the GP’s >>>

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Stress: our top 10 questions answered by GP Dr Rangan Chatterjee

August 26th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

How do you fix stress headaches? What’s the best stress relief supplement? And why does stress make PMS worse? We put our most pressing questions to the stress doctor of the moment. Here’s the advice he knows will work >>>

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Instagram is stopping us from breathing properly – and it’s terrible for our anxiety

July 27th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Tech apnea is when we forget to breathe when we're scrolling or typing; here's what it does to our body and how to stop it >>>

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Why did my workout feel rubbish today?

July 6th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Even the biggest exercise fans have off days - here’s what could be causing your bad session and how to fix it >>>

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7 ayurvedic tips on how to keep cool in the heat

June 25th 2020 / Jillian Lavender

Struggling to keep a clear head in the heat? Ayurveda expert Jillian Lavender shares how to cool down in the summer Pitta season >>>

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Nicola Bonn: life lessons from top wise women in beauty

June 17th 2020 / Nicola Bonn

From Hollywood actors to body positivity campaigners and veterans of the beauty industry, they all open up to beauty podcaster Nicola Bonn. Here's what she's learned from their stories >>>

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Yoga teachers of colour to follow and practice with

June 10th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

If these inspiring yoga teachers aren't already on your radar, try their classes now >>>

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How to deal with the anxiety attack 'hangover'

June 5th 2020 / Judy Johnson

Panic attacks are hard enough at the time, but what about that sense of feeling completely drained in the aftermath? Judy Johnson finds out how to recover, with tips on dealing with anxiety and the after effects of an attack >>>

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Ateh Jewel: how to take a stand on racial inequality in beauty and in life

June 4th 2020 / Ateh Jewel

The writer and producer reveals how it feels to suffer daily microaggressions, in life and in the beauty industry – and how we can all step up. Starting now >>>

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Why do we find it so hard to accept acts of kindness?

May 22nd 2020 / Rachel Kelly

The theme of 2020’s Mental Health Awareness week was kindness, so why do we find it so hard to accept it from others? >>>

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Skin hunger: how lack of touch in lockdown is affecting us

May 22nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

If you’re suffering from low mood and inability to sleep, it could be down to this condition identified by psychologists >>>

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The 6 best supplements to help you stay mentally strong

May 18th 2020 / Rob Hobson

Good nutrition is vital for building up mental resilience in trying times. These are the mood-boosting vitamins and minerals to have in your mental first aid kit, says nutritionist Rob Hobson >>>

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7 exercises to boost your mental health

May 7th 2020 / Anna Hunter

With physical exercise being prescribed on the NHS as a form of therapy, we ask the experts which workouts best improve our mental wellbeing as well as our bodies >>>

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Why are lockdown Mondays so much harder?

April 27th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Whisper it, do you secretly want those BC (before coronavirus) Monday blues back? There are good reasons why lockdown Mondays are more of a struggle, say mental health experts >>>

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8 techniques to strengthen your breathing and calm anxiety

April 12th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Try these breath techniques for health and wellbeing >>>

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Why you shouldn't feel guilty about stress or boredom eating during lockdown

April 7th 2020 / Sophie Medlin

It's natural to want to eat more when we’re bored or stressed but feeling guilty about it won’t help, says dietitian Sophie Medlin, who has this advice for stopping stress snacking >>>

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The best supplements and natural remedies for anxiety

April 7th 2020

Feeling more anxious than normal? Us too. Give your body and mind a helping hand to cope with anxiety with these mental health-boosting supplements >>>

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Our GP's story: "Covid pneumonia made me feel like I'd been poisoned"

April 3rd 2020 / Dr Johanna Ward

Being hospitalised with coronavirus and self-isolating away from her children pushed GTG's columnist and doctor Johanna Ward to the brink. For a while, it was touch and go. She shares the lessons we all need to learn >>>

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