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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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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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Wellness Wallet: I’m a neuroscientist and I spend £514 a month on wellness

March 31st 2020

Supplements, meditation sessions, green juice and intermittent fasting all come together to help author, neuroscientist and performance coach Dr Tara Swart stay at the top of her game >>>

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Live stream fitness and mindfulness classes you'll want to join when you're self-isolating

March 26th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Because it's the next best thing to being there >>>

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How a skincare routine helped me manage my depression and anxiety

March 21st 2020 / 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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The best pillow sprays to help you drift off to sleep

February 24th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Can a pillow mist really help you fall asleep? We think yes, and these are the ones we recommend >>>

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Hype around hemp: why you need to know the difference between hemp and CBD

February 22nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Cannabis leaves are all over our beauty and wellness products right now but what does that tell us about what we are buying? Here's how to know your cannabis sativa seed oil from your cannabidiol – and why it's important >>>

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Why everyone in wellness is booking an infrared sauna session

February 21st 2020

They’re popping up in gyms, spas and yoga studios near you, and they’re already huge in the US. Here’s what infrared saunas can do for your skin, strength and sleep, and why it’s different from your average sweat box experience >>>

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I had the best half an hour of my year sitting in this chair

February 14th 2020

The massage chair has had a 2020 makeover and I implore you to try it >>>

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CBD bath bombs and salts for your most chilled out bath ever

February 12th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Upgrade tub time with CBD infused bath products for unrivalled relaxation >>>

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Valentine's Day gift guide: what team GTG is hoping for this year

February 8th 2020

The most romantic day of the year is almost upon us, but as well as the chocolates, flowers and wine, there are a few other luxury pieces on our wish list this year - and we think you'll like them too >>>

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