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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.

National Stress Awareness Day: managing stress by building resilience
Stress
6 Mins
October 31, 2022

If we spot the signs that we’re experiencing stress, we can address it before it becomes a problem. That’s the theme of this year’s National Stress Awareness Day (2 November 2022).

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.

Solving the causes of stress at work
Workplace
6 Mins
September 20, 2022

If you're experiencing stress at work, here are some steps you can take to address the causes - whether it's due to changes in where and how we work over the last couple of years or new responsibilities.

What is perfectionism?
OCD
6 Mins
September 5, 2022

Placing extremely high demands on ourselves to do things ‘correctly’ may be a sign of perfectionismHere are some ways to reduce how much your self-esteem depends on your accomplishments.

Managing summer holiday stress
Stress
6 Mins
August 22, 2022

According to a survey, 40% of parents and carers feel stress, anxiety or dread when thinking about the school summer holidays. These tips might help make the last few weeks of the break easier and more fun for all.

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.

Understanding triggers
Anxiety
5 Mins
June 27, 2022

A ‘trigger’ is something that sets off an emotional response of some kind in the body. Understanding why this response happens can help us to make sense of and manage what's happening.

Emotional eating
Stress
5 mins
May 30, 2022

When you experience strong feelings such as stress or anxiety, do you find yourself binge eating, grazing constantly during the day or restricting what you eat? If so, then you could be an ‘emotional’ eater.

Starting work after uni: do you have imposter syndrome?
Students
6 Mins
May 16, 2022

Imposter syndrome is the feeling of not being ‘good enough' to do your job, and it’s only a matter of time before people notice! Here are some ideas for managing anxieties, doubts and negative thoughts...

Dealing with the stress of exams
Students
6 Mins
May 2, 2022

After a weird couple of years, it might be hard to remember what a 'normal exam feels like. Here are some ideas to help you manage any feelings of stress or worry, and get ready to tackle the challenge ahead.

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.