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  • Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Young homeless people ‘falling through the cracks’ in mental health care, charity warns

    - by Independent

    Vulnerable young homeless people are falling between the cracks in mental health provision because it is still regarded as a “Cinderella service”, the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint has warned. Stamatia Lorentzou, Centrepoint’s Clinical Lead, said that while those with “the common mental health conditions” usually got help, others with medium and low-level needs faced something akin to a postcode lottery. The losers, she said, included not just 16 to 24-year-olds…

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    #ThanksObama: 22 Important Moments for LGBTQ Progress

    - by HRC.org

      Viewed in full, Barack Obama’s legacy of achievement for LGBTQ people is unmatched by any president in American history. We’ve accomplished landmark victories from the courts to Congress, and through the implementation of executive policies that advance basic fairness.  As we prepare for Obama’s departure from the Oval Office in the coming month, we take a look back at some of the most impactful ways his Administration has advanced…

  • Coaching

    Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study

    - by BBC News

    Too much Facebook browsing at Christmas – and seeing all those “perfect” families and holiday photos – is more likely to make you miserable than festive, research suggests. A University of Copenhagen study suggests excessive use of social media can create feelings of envy. It particularly warns about the negative impact of “lurking” on social media without connecting with anyone. The study suggests taking a break from using social media.…

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Brain Food: Eating for a Healthy Mind-Gut Relationship

    - by Welldoing

    The thought that what we eat can influence the way our mind works is initially an alien one for many people. After all, the brain and its extension, the mind, are generally seen as uncharted territories, and we take for granted that they will work regardless of our actions. However, when I suggest to people that it’s easy to prove we can influence our brain quickly, and ask them to…

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    The Impostor Syndrome and How To Handle It

    - by Psychology Today

    One of the greatest barriers to moving outside your comfort zone is the fear that you’re a poser, that you’re not worthy, that you couldn’t possibly be qualified to do whatever you’re aiming to do. It’s a fear that strikes many of us: impostor syndrome. I know I’ve certainly had those thoughts while publishing pieces of writing, whether it’s blogs or books. I’ve had them while teaching my first university…

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    Why Do I Always Procrastinate?

    - by Welldoing

    We all have times in our lives when we have a task to do, yet find ourselves busily engaging in anything but that task. This is not always a negative thing. When compared to pre-crastination (compulsively completing tasks as soon as possible) procrastination can sometimes be a positive process, slowing us down and allowing more creative ideas to emerge and flow. Interestingly, procrastination tends to be endorsed in popular culture.…

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    Five charities on why International Men’s Day matters to them

    - by The Telegraph

    oday is International Men’s Day (IMD), the annual international campaign to raise awareness for men’s issues – from health concerns and domestic violence, to paternity rights and educational attainment levels. In recent years some have viewed the day as unnecessary and counter-productive. As Glen Poole wrote yesterday, however, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. One of those is that IMD does extraordinary work for a multitude of small charities, all of which…

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    The Psychology of Donald Trump’s Election

    - by Welldoing

    Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton to become President of the United States. Waking up to this news has left much of the world in shock. Our fears are for gender equality, the rights of minorities, the protection of the environment; in international relations, where his election might affect the UK, his ideas appear to be purely transactional, with no interest in values. How does a man who embodies many…

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    Upgrade to Better Human Connection

    - by Welldoing

    It’s one of the great ironies of our age that while more of us than ever before report feeling isolated and lonely, the volume of our communication increases exponentially on a daily basis. In reaching out to family, friends and colleagues, our default setting is to pick up a device and search for a WiFi signal. And yet all this digital discourse very often leaves us feeling bereft of genuine…

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    How Our Relationships Protect Us Against Stress

    - by Welldoing

    Amphibians and reptiles are born raring to go and require little parenting to get a good start in life. We humans are born in a helpless state and rely on nurturance for our early survival. Indeed, there is no species on earth that is born more helpless (altricial) than we are. It is not surprising then that attachment insecurity may trigger our disease pathways by increasing our stress. Survival strategy Our survival strategy is therefore locked in and plays…