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Amber’s story: The hidden grief of being childless due to ‘social infertility’
Online CBT
7 Mins
November 21, 2022

Written by a member of our clinical team, based on her personal experience of ‘social infertility’. A relatively new term that describes women who are childless, but not by choice, and not due to any medical reason.

Money worries and mental health
Online CBT
7 Mins
October 24, 2022

In this blog, we’ll look at two strategies: getting the ‘what ifs?’ out of our heads, and problem solving where we can.

How to beat ‘the blues’ this winter
Depression
7 Mins
October 17, 2022

The winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects around two million people in the UK, and more than 12 million across northern Europe. Find out more about how we can build resilience through the winter.

Processing feelings of grief and worry after the death of HRH The Queen
Depression
3 Mins
September 16, 2022

The loss of a key public figure can have a powerful impact on our feelings. We discuss useful starting points to cope with grief and manage feelings of uncertainty.

Are you thriving – or just ‘surviving’?
Depression
6 Mins
August 5, 2022

It’s very easy to find ourselves stuck in survival mode – especially after the past couple of years. By paying attention to our mental wellbeing, even when we’re 'OK', we can move forward to a more fulfilling life.

5 tips to avoid workplace burnout
Workplace
5 Mins
July 11, 2022

If you feel physically and emotionally exhausted because of long-term stresses at work, you may be experiencing burnout. It’s important to address it - here are 5 tips to managing work-related stress.

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