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Selflessness is the quality of caring more about what other people need and want than about what you yourself need and want. But for many of us, true selfless behaviour sounds like a fairy tale dreamed up by idealistic types often found in liberal college campuses, safely sealed from the reality of everyday life. For, […]

Selflessness In a Time Of Crisis

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As a therapist, I am often surprised how much of our struggles come down the way we think. The problems that keep us awake at night, issues we have at work, conflicts we go through with friends, more often than not, all of them have to do with banal misconceptions and simple errors in our […]

The Quality Of Being Kind

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Men are often underrepresented in some mental health services such as talking therapy services but overrepresented in others, such as forensic mental health and addiction services. There are many reasons for this, both in terms of interpersonal factors for men such as shame, lack of help-seeking behaviour and external factors such as stigma, loss of […]

Men and Therapy

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A recent study has suggested that 4 out of 5 of the most popular social media sites have had a negative impact on young people’s mental health, according to a survey conducted with the Royal Society of Public Health and Young Health Movement. The concern was that fitness and lifestyle accounts have become more and […]

Is social media impacting our mental health?

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As we have entered our second year of the global pandemic, working from home remains in place for many employees around the world. Whilst the exit from lockdown in the UK and returning to the office appears to be on the horizon for many, it is important to keep in mind that a work-from-home and […]

Thrive Blog: Healthy ways to spend your lunch break when working from home

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It’s that time of the year again; winter begins, Christmas approaches and the days are shorter. It’s common to be affected by changing seasons and weather or to have times where you feel less comfortable. Christmas holidays are usually portrayed as a time of happiness where many of us are surrounded by loved ones, but […]

Thrive Blog: Beating the Winter Blues

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It is completely normal that we sometimes have a low mood and feel a little sad or down. However, if you know someone who is constantly feeling sad and cannot enjoy anything positive anymore for a longer period of time, your friend or partner might be experiencing symptoms of depression. The probability that you know […]

Thrive Blog: How to Support Someone with Depression

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Due to the current crisis, many organisations had to make drastic structural changes and reductions in their workforce. Others still have employees furloughed who may fear also being made redundant soon. Redundancies can be very stressful and can mean a significant life change. They can affect our self-confidence and challenge our sense of purpose and […]

Thrive Blog: Coping with Redundancies

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With the winter months coming, some of us might worry about being affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is a type of depression. Commonly, SAD is called a “winter depression” as people often experience symptoms like feeling low, tired and lethargic during the dark winter months. Some people might also experience symptoms in summer […]

Thrive Blog: Anxiety associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder