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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 […]

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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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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

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Over the last two decades, the use of social media has become part of our daily lives. We use it for entertainment, to stay connected and to keep up to date with important information. Especially in the last few months during the COVID-19 outbreak, social media has helped to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation […]

Thrive Blog: How Social Media affects Adolescent Mental Health: Understanding the Pros & Cons