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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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Do pictures of clusters of small holes make you feel queasy?

January 31st 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If so, you could have trypophobia. Here’s why it’s not just in your head - and ways that can help you overcome it >>>

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Januscary: how to relieve ‘new year, new you’ health anxiety

January 30th 2019 / Anna Hunter

If you’re feeling in any way panicked that you didn’t meet your January “goals”, read on, because being kind to yourself is as (*more) important than adhering to any diet or exercise plan. Here’s why the experts reckon it’s high time we took the pressure off >>>

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Weighted blankets: how they became the ultimate sleep aid

January 28th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If stress and night time anxiety constantly disrupt your slumber, this bedding upgrade could be a game-changer >>>

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

January 27th 2019 / 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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“I’m a beauty editor and chart-topping podcaster and I spend £600 a month on health”

January 26th 2019 / Nicola Bonn

From private medical cover to healthy food shops, Nicola Bonn shares how she allocates her wellness budget each month - and why >>>

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The new online platform that helps you stick to an 800 calorie a day diet

January 24th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Dr Michael Mosley’s Fast 800 Mediterranean-style diet programme has gone digital, with advice from doctors, exercise plans and even a mindfulness programme. Here’s what’s new and how to sign up >>>

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6 reasons why meditation is far simpler than you think

January 18th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Meghan Markle has been a fan of Vedic meditation for over four years and now Harry has revealed that he meditates every day too. Here’s why Meghan’s meditation style is the easiest of all and how to do it >>>

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"I'm a makeup artist and I spend £400 a month on wellbeing"

January 10th 2019 / Cher Webb

What do real women spend on their health each month? In the first of a new series, we asked makeup artist Cher Webb to share her balance sheet >>>

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Can’t sleep? You need some ‘slow lit’ in your life

January 7th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Half literature, half lullaby, millions are tuning into Calm’s Sleep Stories for a better night’s slumber. Here’s why they'll give your pillow spray a run for its money >>>

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11 health resolutions your GP wants you to keep

January 6th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

Tackling stress is one of the most important things we can do for our health and yet most of us are too blasé about the damage it's doing, says Dr Rangan Chatterjee. Use his simple interventions to reduce your daily stress dose and feel happier, leaner and more productive >>>

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CBD - the cannabis supplement taking the wellness world by storm

January 4th 2019 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

It’s said to help everything from insomnia to anxiety and joint pain and as a result, is one of the most in-demand supplements of the moment. It’s also one of the most misunderstood - here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of taking it >>>

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The 5 diet changes that could make you less anxious

January 2nd 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

There’s a strong link between anxiety and the food we eat, says Registered Dietitian Ali Miller author of the Anti-Anxiety Diet. If you want to balance your mood, start by avoiding these inflammatory foods >>>

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The habit changes that helped me drop 11lbs

January 1st 2019 / Susannah Taylor

After 4 months following the 'lower carb' Louise Parker method, Susannah Taylor has dropped most of her baby weight and changed her way of eating for life. These are the 20 things she's learned >>>

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7 things that can help you break your ‘work late’ habit

December 31st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If working until stupid o’clock everyday has left you exhausted, restore some balance in your life with these top tips from the pros >>>

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How to live a life without regrets

December 29th 2018 / Kristina Karlsson

Life is short - live without regret, says Kristina Karlsson, founder of stationery brand Kikki K, in her new book. Here's how to live the life you want >>>

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A stress-less Christmas: how to wrap up year-end work woes like a pro

December 21st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Want to end the year on a high? Wrap up loose ends with this career coach’s top tips >>>

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

December 21st 2018 / 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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Could a 'light diet' make you happier?

December 20th 2018 / Karl Ryberg

Just like food, the type of light you're exposed to could make you feel better – or worse. Leading light expert Karl Ryberg explains how to max out on healthy rays at the darkest time of the year and avoid energy-sapping ones. Yes, it involves your phone... >>>

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How 4 women survived Christmas when they were pregnant

December 20th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Morning sickness, exhaustion and going into labour at Selfridges...being pregnant during party season offers up a variety of very different challenges. Four women share their unique stories with us >>>

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What we can all learn from 'The Truth Pixie'

December 20th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

Matt Haig’s best-selling book written to guide children through troubled times has gone viral among adults too. If Christmas is a time of conflicting emotions, you’ll want this in your stocking >>>

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The Christmas self-care tips mental wellness experts swear by

December 19th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Stop anxiety and exhaustion from wrecking your Christmas with these words of wellbeing wisdom >>>

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Organisation guru Marie Kondo is getting her own Netflix show

December 13th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' premieres on 1 January 2019 – a must-watch if you want to declutter your life. Meanwhile, here are 10 organisational tips we've learned from her Instagram >>>

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How to cope at parties and work events when you’re an introvert

December 12th 2018 / Anna Hunter

You don’t need to be loud to be the life and soul of the party. Here’s how to get the most out of social and work gatherings without losing all your energy, hiding in the bathroom or opting out altogether >>>

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If you get bored when you work out you need to try immersive fitness

December 4th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Exercise isn’t always exciting, unless you do it like this that is. From ‘spinema’ to cinematic yoga against an Alpine backdrop, immersive fitness will make you see, feel and experience workouts in a whole new way (and you won’t be tempted to bail) >>>

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I took up adult ballet at 40 and it changed my relationship with food

December 2nd 2018 / Ateh Jewel

After years of emotional eating, Ateh Jewel longed to feel the lightness and delight that she saw in her daughters when they danced. She searched 'classical ballet for adults' and this is her journey >>>

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