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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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This is the best belly-busting workout to do this weekend

1 day ago / Jessica Morgan

After a weekend of excess, treat yourself to a 20-minute fat-burning ab workout with YouTube star and yogi Adriene Mishler >>>

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How to spot PMDD, the severe form of PMS that isn’t “normal”

April 17th 2019 / Anna Hunter

90% of PMDD cases go undiagnosed yet it affects 1 in 20 women and causes symptoms ranging from painful cramps to dizziness and even suicidal thoughts. Here’s how to recognise it and two sufferers’ experiences of PMDD >>>

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How a skincare routine helped me manage my depression and anxiety

April 12th 2019 / Jessica Morgan

When a sexual assault tore Jessica Morgan's life apart, she found comfort in the simple act of cleansing her face. She describes how skincare became self-care and the products and rituals that brought her back from the brink >>>

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On The Face Of It: Why I’m changing my mind on unisex changing rooms

April 11th 2019 / Madeleine Spencer

We're seeing more of them in leisure centres and shops. But, asks Madeleine Spencer, does that mean people will be seeing more of us? >>>

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Oprah Winfrey: things we learnt from her new book ‘The Path Made Clear’

April 8th 2019 / Jessica Morgan

Ever wondered how to navigate that complicated thing called life? Well, Auntie Oprah is here to offer all her wisdoms to ensure we're living our best lives. This is what we learnt from her new book. >>>

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Poppy Jamie on why abandoning the idea of perfection will help reduce stress and anxiety

April 8th 2019 / Jessica Morgan

Experts in the UK have called the current mental health crisis an epidemic. But what are people doing to de-stress? We met with entrepreneur and former TV host, Poppy Jamie, to talk about her millennial mindfulness app, Happy Not Perfect, and why she thinks perfection is the enemy of happiness >>>

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How the stress hormone cortisol affects your weight, mind and skin

April 4th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Here’s everything you need to know about cortisol and why it probably has a bigger impact on your body and mental health than you think it does… >>>

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

April 3rd 2019 / 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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Work-related stress? Here's how to beat the most common problems

April 2nd 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From tricky bosses to major screw ups, we’ve all been there. We asked a careers coach for the best ways to combat stress when work gets rough… >>>

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Millennials are listening to classical music to de-stress and this is why

April 1st 2019 / Jessica Morgan

Feeling stressed, tired, or close to burn out? Sound healing is proven to lower stress hormones and high blood pressure. Here are the tracks you need to decompress >>>

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"I'm a nutritionist and I spend £263 a month on wellbeing"

April 1st 2019 / Lily Soutter

Healthy brunches, lunches, supplements and spin classes are at the top of Lily Soutter's expenses. Here she reveals what her wellbeing budget goes on and why >>>

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What I’m teaching my daughters about periods and fertility

March 31st 2019 / Emma Cannon

Women’s health and fertility expert Emma Cannon on why periods need a rebrand and how frank conversations around fertility can make us all healthier >>>

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5 ways to navigate Mother's Day if you have a strained relationship with your mum

March 29th 2019 / Rachel Kelly

Mother's Day is the day we celebrate the women who gave birth to us, but sometimes blood is not always thicker than water. Rachel Kelly gives her tips on managing a turbulent relationship – and your own wellbeing >>>

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Elle Macpherson: 55 things you didn't know about me

March 29th 2019 / Elle Macpherson

To celebrate our columnist’s 55th birthday, Elle shares a lifetime’s worth of beauty and wellness wisdom. From her love of neatness to trying (and failing) to copy Kate Moss's makeup and the secret to healthy skin, here’s what being Elle is all about >>>

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Sarah Vine: the therapy that always saves my sanity

March 26th 2019 / Sarah Vine

It's more powerful than therapy or drugs to balance emotions during turbulent times says Sarah Vine. Here she describes how acupuncture changed her life >>>

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11 tiny tweaks that make a big difference to your happiness levels

March 20th 2019 / Rachel Kelly

This is what mental health campaigner and author Rachel Kelly learned from her breakdown. Even the simple acts of making your bed and using the word 'yet' can make a marked difference in how you feel right now >>>

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“I cannot believe the access Sam gave us to his inner demons”

March 19th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Jameela Jamil’s ‘I Weigh’ Interview series kicked off with with Sam Smith talking liposuction, equating being skinny with success and bullying. Here’s why that interview changed his life and why it could change yours too >>>

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Easy ways to get rid of bad sleep habits: how one doctor fixed his own sleep debt

March 15th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

Scary thought: even if you're getting 8 hours', it might not be the right kind of sleep. On World Sleep Day, Dr Rangan Chatterjee reveals what you really need to do to wake up refreshed >>>

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Why giving your mum the gift of gua sha will bring more than great skin

March 14th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Beyoncé swears by the jade facial massage tool and it can help to improve sleep and reduce stress as well as give skin a glow. Basically, who wouldn’t want that? >>>

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Helena Christensen: "Why aren't we asking men about ageing?"

March 14th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

We sat down with the photographer and supermodel and talked pole dancing, parenting, Victoria's Secret bodies, living to a 100 and what she thinks of the anti-ageing conversation (not a lot) >>>

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How your 2am toilet breaks are affecting your health - and what can help

March 12th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Nocturia, waking up at least twice during the night to pee, affects 1 in 10 of us, and has been linked to everything from poor work performance to depression and cardiovascular disease. If calls of nature are constantly interrupting your sleep patterns, here’s how to break the habit >>>

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“I’m a Head of Marketing and I spend £230 a month on wellness”

March 11th 2019 / Beth Beake

From supplements to physio sessions and meditation apps, here’s what Hotpod Yoga’s Beth Beake spends her budget on - and why >>>

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6 successful women on how they cope with a bad night's sleep

March 11th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From inspiring podcasts to supplements and reinvigorating beauty products, here’s how six successful women prevent a bad night’s sleep from ruining their working day >>>

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Liz Earle: "We need to separate fact from fiction on HRT"

March 9th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

The wellness expert and author of The Truth About HRT, busts key myths around Hormone Replacement Therapy and explains why she opted for HRT herself >>>

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Are your goals making you happy or really stressing you out?

February 28th 2019 / Magdalena Bak-Maier

FOMOG or fear of missing out on goals, is turning us into obsessive and unhappy achievers, according to this top productivity expert, who coaches CEOs in how to be happy. Here's how to take the angst out of your life list and set goals that spark joy >>>

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