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Supporting someone with depression
Depression
4 Mins
June 20, 2022

Watching someone you love suffer from depression is upsetting; their pain can sometimes become your pain. The first step is to recognise the symptoms of depression and understand how it can be treated.

Intrusive thoughts about suicide
Depression
6 Mins
April 18, 2022

Many of us will have had thoughts like "I can’t take this any more", or "It would be better if I wasn’t here". Sometimes these thoughts pop into our minds, without warning.

Low mood and depression – what’s the difference?
Depression
5 Mins
March 14, 2022

The terms ‘low mood’ and ‘depression’ are sometimes used interchangeably. While depression is a form of low mood, the two do have slightly different symptoms, and might need treating in a different way.

Coming to terms with a sexual assault
Awareness Days
7 Mins
February 7, 2022

Survivors may find themselves thinking more about their own trauma as a result of the recent increase in media attention to sexual assault. CBT can help with processing your experience, thoughts and feelings.

Help – I’m not getting on with my therapist
Online CBT
4 Mins
January 24, 2022

CBT is a highly collaborative treatment, which makes the relationship you have with your therapist really important. But as with any human relationship, things don’t always go smoothly.

How to cope with losing a pet
Depression
4 Mins
September 6, 2021

We all know about the special bond that exists between humans and their pets. People can lose pets for a number of reasons – not only due to them dying. Find out some ways to

Coping with a break-up
Depression
6 Mins
July 12, 2021

Going through a break-up can be difficult in a number of ways, and it's normal to feel a range of emotions, from grief to anger. There are some CBT principles and tools that might be useful...

Why am I having these thoughts?
Depression
7 Mins
March 22, 2021

Many of us have thoughts we find worrying, confusing and even distressing. In this blog, we explore the three main types of ‘troubling’ thought people have, what’s behind them, and how we can manage them.

Overcoming feelings of loneliness
Depression
7 Mins
January 11, 2021

Anyone can feel lonely - and this year we could find ourselves particularly susceptible. While we can't change the rules of lockdown, there are steps we can take to manage any feelings of isolation.

SAD: How to deal with seasonal affective disorder
Depression
6 Mins
November 11, 2019

Many of us get a touch of the blues when autumn starts to turn into winter. We might feel like hibernating when the clocks change, or the colder and wetter weather could cause our mood to drop.

What are intrusive thoughts?
Depression
7 Mins
October 1, 2019

Intrusive thoughts are unwanted thoughts that can pop into our heads without warning, at any time, and can often be disturbing or even distressing.

How to help someone with depression
Depression
4 Mins
August 15, 2019

Understand how to support a friend or family member with depression, spotting the signs and showing that you are there for them.