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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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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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Are you getting enough of this memory-boosting sleep?

February 7th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Slow wave sleep - it’s one of the most important sleep stages and can help with everything from memory to sharpness. However, it dwindles with age. Here’s how to get more >>>

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Find your magnetism: how to be more hireable at work and desirable in love

February 7th 2020 / Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier

This is what a top neuroscientist and coach wants you to know about getting that true glow. Follow her very do-able 5 steps >>>

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How to have a healthy relationship with caffeine

February 5th 2020

Coffee (aka, survival juice) is a workday staple for many of us, and a good cup of builder’s tea is the ultimate British comfort drink, but how do you know if your caffeine habit has gotten out of hand, and what do you do about it? >>>

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"I gave up alcohol and now I don’t know how to have sober sex…"

January 23rd 2020 / Hattie Sloggett

After years of partying, Hattie Sloggett decided it was time to go sober. With one very unexpected side effect... >>>

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Why fitness progress pictures could be ruining your progress

January 21st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

We’re taught to document our fitness progress, be it through weight loss, taking measurements or snapping pictures, but could analysing the changes actually be hindering us? Personal trainer and author Tally Rye thinks so. >>>

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Wellness Wallet: I’m the founder of a sustainable activewear brand and I spend £429 a month on wellness

January 17th 2020

From supplements to help her sleep to two gym memberships, here’s what Contur’s Claire Turpin spends to keep her feeling physically and mentally strong >>>

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This is what an insomniac's bedside table looks like

January 16th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

From everyday essentials to desperate measures, this is what sleep-challenged GTG editor Victoria Woodhall relies on to get through the night >>>

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What a cannabis consultant wants you to know about buying CBD

January 7th 2020

CBD can be found in anything from drops to gummies and drinks, but which one is right for you? CBD specialist Alexandra Whiteley decodes this year’s biggest wellbeing trend >>>

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What is dopamine fasting and should I try it?

January 3rd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

It sounds bizarre, but could the wellness trend out of Silicon Valley help you feel happier and more present? >>>

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The biggest beauty and wellness trends for 2020

January 2nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

From intermittent resting to genderless sex toys, these are the trends we’re predicting will rule the new decade >>>

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What a doctor wants you to know about vitamin gummies

January 1st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

From Instagram to the shelves of Holland and Barrett, vitamin and health gummies are everywhere but are they as good as a pill? We asked the experts >>>

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Intuitive eating: the 'forever' diet that’s not a diet at all

December 27th 2019 / Pandora Paloma

If you’re a yo-yo dieter, prone to body shaming or have 'good' and 'bad' diet days, let nutritionist and coach Pandora Paloma introduce the eating plan that throws away the rule book >>>

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Frankincense: the wise men’s gift that soothes skin and anxiety

December 18th 2019 / Anna Hunter

It’s the biblical gift that keeps on giving, at least where stress and burnout are concerned. From aromatherapy to skincare and fragrance, here’s why one of the most ancient essential oils of all still has a place in our frazzled modern lives… >>>

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The general election all-nighter: 10 ways to cope

December 11th 2019 / Anna Hunter

From stress-relievers to skincare to disguise your eye bags the next day, here are a few self-care strategies to help you stay cool and collected through the vote counting >>>

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The best gift ideas for the fitness fiend in your life

December 9th 2019 / Melanie Macleod

Christmas present ideas for the gym bunny in your life that already has all the leggings in the world >>>

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