5 best apps for anxiety and panic attacks

Stressed woman

We’ve gathered together a selection of the best apps for Android and iOS that can help you manage, control and avoid anxiety and panic attacks. Anxiety has psychological symptoms – feelings of panic, a racing mind and feeling afraid – but also physical symptoms: your heart rate quickens, and your breathing can become faster and shallow. You… Read more

Talking about miscarriage – baby loss awareness

Forget-me-not flowers

Miscarriage is sadly more common than many people realise, with one in three pregnancies ending before 12 weeks. Yet couples often don’t discuss what’s happened with family and friends, as it’s too upsetting to talk about or they hadn’t yet told people they were expecting. Even a pregnancy that ends in the first few weeks needs to… Read more

Do you have too much clutter? Take our quiz

Do you need to declutter?

It’s no secret that clearing out the clutter can help our mental health, but how badly do you really need to tidy up your environment? The queen of clean, Marie Kondo, has made her name with the KonMari Method, which involves letting go of items that don’t bring you joy. While not every item in your… Read more

Doga – try yoga with your dog

Dog yoga

Yoga’s benefits, both physical and emotional, are well known so if you’re a dog owner you can pass those good vibes on to your pet with a dog yoga session. Doga is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your dog, releasing your stress and tension and activating your parasympathetic nervous system. This… Read more

Am I stressed? Take our stress quiz

How stressed are you? Take our stress test

Feeling a little on edge? You might want to read this. When we encounter a stressful situation in our daily lives, our natural ‘fight or flight’ reaction kicks in automatically, flooding our bodies with adrenaline to allow us to cope with the threat. But after the moment has passed, our bodies can stay in a… Read more

13 ways to get the most out of your day off

How to make the most of your day off

Ever find that you’ve wasted your day off? It’s 4pm and you’re still in your pajamas, having watched hours of daytime TV or binged on boxsets. It’s easy to slip into the trap of doing very little on your day off and ending up feeling that you could have been more productive. Check out more… Read more

6 ways to be kind to yourself and break your bad habits

How to be kind to yourself

If you take care of others in your life, it’s essential that you also take good care of yourself. Daily acts of kindness are a great way to spread happiness and good feeling, which also boosts your own wellbeing –see the evidence in David Gaz’s documentary Kindness Is Contagious. Check out more related articles on wellbeing: 13… Read more

World Smile Day – Friday 6th October 2017

Get grinning – today is World Smile Day! Artist Harvey Ball – who designed the famous yellow smiley face back in 1963 – created this cheerful day to get back to his original meaning of the illustration: making people smile. So today is dedicated to making as many people as possible turn their frown upside down. Check out… Read more

Colour therapy: how to use colour to boost your wellbeing

How to use colour therapy to boost your wellbeing

Colour therapy, also knows as chromotherapy, uses the benefits of different colours and shades to affect your wellbeing. As each colour has a unique light wavelength, the colour therapy principles use the energy of each shade to boost your mental and physical health. Check out more related articles on wellbeing: How confident are you? Take… Read more

My everyday moment – “Enjoying a moment’s peace”

Busy mum, Kate Evans, describes how she finds time to recharge to see her through the day… Family life is busy, but that’s the way I like it. Being able to grab a moment to myself feels like a treat, but just sitting still for 10 minutes with a cup of tea and enjoying a… Read more