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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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The 3 day retreat that taught me how to sleep again

9 hours ago / Marie-Louise Pumfrey

Chronic bad-sleeper Marie-Louise Pumfrey visited Ibiza’s 7 Pines Resort Ibiza and learned an ultra-simple trick that eased her sleep woes >>>

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Help! A test says I'm six years older on the inside – and it's all down to stress ageing

September 13th 2021

In her second report on biological ageing, beauty editor Ingeborg van Lotringen, 50, tries switching up her hormone prescription, her supplements and her workouts to bring her stress levels, and her inner age, down >>>

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Zoom burnout: this is why online meetings are so exhausting, say neuroscientists

September 7th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

It's been 18 months of online meetings and they don't look like they're going anywhere soon. There's a good reason why video calls are so draining. Here's what we can do >>>

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Brain fog: What is it, what are the symptoms and what can we do about it?

August 5th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Not just a symptom of menopause, brain fog is more common than you might think. Luckily there are simple ways to clear the clouds >>>

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The best supplements and natural remedies for anxiety

August 4th 2021

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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How to take the stress out of working on holiday

August 1st 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you need to work while you’re away, give yourself a break. Sometimes, it’s unavoidable. Here’s how to take the guilt out of your trip and balance business with some well-deserved breathing space >>>

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

July 29th 2021 / 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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Easy ways to get rid of bad sleep habits: how one doctor fixed his own sleep debt

July 27th 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

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

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Why did my workout feel rubbish today?

July 26th 2021 / 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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Progesterone: how this 'natural antidepressant' hormone affects your sleep, skin and periods

July 20th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Here’s how to recognise low progesterone symptoms, which can strike in perimenopause, and what to do about them >>>

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I went from peak health to chronic illness and a hidden disability. This is my migraine story

July 9th 2021

Lily Earle, daughter of Liz Earle, never thought she'd spend her 20s in hospitals and doctors' offices. Now a campaigner and a wellness entrepreneur herself, she shares her remarkable journey >>>

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Shakti Mat: is it the next best thing to a massage at home?

July 5th 2021

The modern-day equivalent to a bed of nails, acupressure mats promise to ease muscles, relieve tension, help you sleep and even treat your cellulite! David Beckham, Miranda Kerr and Pink love theirs. But do they work? >>>

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5 ways to train your mind to stress less

June 26th 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Find it impossible to relax? Become a master of your mind and change the way you see stress for good with these 5 simple rules >>>

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The rise of cold water swimming - and why it's more than just exercise

June 18th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Hundreds of people are turning to wild swimming as a way to boost mood and clear brain fog, with Fearne Cotton saying it gives her 'clarity and pure exhilaration.' Could it be what we all need right now? >>>

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What does a nutritionist think of Alesha Dixon’s Nobleblu supplements?

June 8th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

The collection of 5 supplements launches today, aiming to tackle energy, focus and immunity, but is it any good? >>>

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4 balance challenges to help you live longer

June 5th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

How long you can balance for is an indicator of how long you'll live, says Dr Michael Mosley. We tried four challenges to improve our balance – and hopefully our lifespan! >>>

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We should all be taking omega 3 supplements, according to the experts

June 4th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

For clearer skin, reduced anxiety and better sleep, fish oil is the one capsule you shouldn’t skip >>>

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Can mood patches help with headaches, anxiety and sleeplessness?

May 28th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Promising portable healing benefits that last all day, these pick-me-up stickers are the wellness trend to try now >>>

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PTSD may be more common than we think. How do you know if you have it?

May 28th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Two high-profile young women went public this week to share their experience of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and it's on the rise. Here's what to know >>>

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Can tapping therapy help with post-pandemic stress and anxiety?

May 26th 2021

Prince Harry, Fearne Cotton and Kate Garraway all practise tapping to support their mental health. What is it and should you try it? Our experts explain >>>

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Supplements for menopause: what to take for hot flushes, brain fog and bad sleep

May 21st 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

Menopause and perimenopause symptoms range from anxiety to low libido to joint pain. We spoke to experts about how to help to ease the symptoms >>>

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Lockdown easing got you worried about seeing people? Socialising can actually benefit your immune system

May 19th 2021

Social wellbeing is an important part of our health, says immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi. These are the steps she is taking to get out there safely >>>

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Hugging is allowed again! But how has a year of no touching affected us?

May 17th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

If you suffered from low mood and inability to sleep, it could be down to skin hunger, a condition identified by psychologists >>>

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HURRY! Snap up our luxury Beauty Box before anyone else

April 30th 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

We're all about self-love in our latest luxury beauty box and are giving you £137 worth of beauty treats for just £20 with the code SELFLOVE20 >>>

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The LED face mask: how it made Carey Mulligan's Oscars skin glow

April 26th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Ahead of her red carpet makeup, the actress relaxed in the calming, firming glow of an LED mask. But it's the mood-boosting benefits of LED that have got us really hooked >>>

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