Mental Health

Retraumatization and Racism: 7 Ways to Deal With It

The first anniversary of the death of George Floyd is around the corner, and likely to be in the press. Being constantly exposed to traumatic events in the media can be difficult to deal with so Dr Chandrika Patel writes about ways to cope. Racial trauma can be caused by both direct and indirect experiences

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Feeling Anxious About Lockdown Easing? Read This

This Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK is on the cusp of reopening and getting back to how things were 2 years ago. When we entered lockdown, we were all nervous, but now anxiety is on the up because of opening those same doors we closed. Are you feeling anxious about meeting up with friends

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12 Practical Ways To Look After Your Mental Health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and looking after our mental health has never been more important. We’ve all been through a lot in the last year and so it’s vital to feel like we can talk to people in our lives about what’s going on with us, and look at practical things we can do

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3 Reasons Why We Still Need Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is here. In recent years, society has talked about mental health more and more, and it seems that most people are now aware of what it is and how it’s just as important as physical health. Schools, social media, workplaces, universities, you name it! Everyone is talking about it which is

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Mental Health Crisis Toolkit

If you are currently feeling suicidal or are worried about somebody else, click here for information on how to get support in a mental health crisis. What is a Mental Health Crisis? Having a mental health crisis can mean different things to different people. It’s important to remember that mental health issues are not cookie

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How to Rebuild Your Self-Esteem Against a Backdrop of Asian Hate

Self-esteem is an emotional appraisal of your own worth which can be related to your age, body, gender, ethnicity and mental health. It is about how you think and feel about yourself. The levels vary in different stages of life and can improve or diminish with experiences and life situations. Being self-confident on the other

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How to Deal with Burnout

Do you feel exhausted? Are you finding it difficult to stay positive about your job? Are tasks feeling overwhelming? If the answer is ‘yes’, you might be experiencing burnout. Burnout is what happens to us when chronic workplace stress is not managed. I write about this today as we mark the first anniversary of the

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Top 10 Tips for Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

Each and every one of us has self-esteem. Healthy self-esteem is really important as it helps you make positive choices in your everyday life. Low self-esteem can affect your mental health and ultimately your future.

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What is Anxiety?

We live in an age of anxiety – it seems to be everywhere! You probably keep hearing about it and you might not be sure what it actually means… we’ve all been there. Don’t worry, we are here to tell you everything you need to know. So, anxiety is a completely normal emotion and everyone

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Interview with Kali Kushner, from @myfacestory

Summer can be a pretty tough time if you are dealing acne, scars and other skin problems, and it can be pretty easy to let it take over your life. Well, at Ditch the Label, we don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun because they are feeling anxious. That’s why we caught up

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