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‘Three holiday depression triggers and how to defeat them’ – some simple practical tips to help you cope this festive season

During the festive period we can feel under pressure from the weight of external expectations – as well as those we place on ourselves – to create the ‘perfect’ Christmas. This animation from Health Magazine contains some simple practical tips to help recognise and cope with the most likely triggers of depression over the holidays.

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“Despite bipolar disorder, dreams really can come true” – our Community Correspondent Ann Marie answers ten questions for ten years

Thank you to Community Correspondent Ann Marie D’Arcy Sharpe for this encouraging and inspiring interview! 1. How are you? Living with bipolar disorder, there are always ups and downs and life is never easy, but I’m the most stable I’ve been for a long time and I’m happy. 2. How have you changed in the […]

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“Some of the most positive changes for me have been the things that I’ve given up.” – Maureen reflects on a decade of experiences that have shaped her.

A beautiful post by Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour as part of our ‘decade’ theme. A lot has changed for me in the last ten years. I don’t really think about life in terms of achievements. In fact, some of the most positive changes for me have been things that I’ve given up. Things […]

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“When you understand the origin of anxiety, you own it” – Community Correspondent Robert shares his hopeful journey of managing the condition

A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry Recently I spoke to someone who can’t relax being home alone at night. They had even considered keeping a weapon in their bedroom because off-the-scale anxiety prevented a good night’s sleep. I found myself thinking OMG and WTF and offering a solution based on my own episodes […]

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I’ve finally stopped body body shaming myself… and it’s the healthiest thing I’ve ever done

A post from our Mind Waves Project Assistant Marie on fighting against our society’s harmful culture of body shaming And weight stigma. There is a social misconception that if you’re plus size, overweight, fat – whatever term you want to use – that you’ve ‘let yourself go’, that you must avoid exercise or eat all […]

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