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ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a condition where you have a lot of energy that you struggle to expel. This might make it difficult for you to concentrate and to control your behaviour; you might do or say things impulsively, without thinking. ADD,…

Anger

Everybody feels angry at one time or another, usually this will be caused by a particular situation or event and isn’t a frequent or common occurrence. Sometimes however, people can constantly feel on edge and close to losing their temper. This can become a problem…

Anxiety

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It incorporates both the emotions and the physical sensations we might experience when we are worried or nervous about something. Although we usually find it unpleasant, anxiety is related to the ‘fight…

Body Image

Body image is how you see yourself, your physical image and the thoughts and feelings that result from that image.  Part of body image is about what you believe your own appearance to be, this includes memories, assumptions and generalisations, how you feel about your…

Depression

We all feel different emotions throughout our lives. Sometimes we might feel happy, excited, lucky or proud and sometimes we might feel sad, down, worried or scared. Usually these bad feelings go away eventually by themselves, but sometimes you feel sad, down and hopeless for…

Feeling Lonely

Feeling lonely doesn’t always mean you are alone, you can be surrounded by people and still feel like you’re own your own. There are lots of reasons why you may feel alone including: Moved to a new school or to live in a new town/city…

Healthy Eating & Exercise

Healthy eating and getting regular physical exercise are key to maintaining positive wellbeing as well as keeping your body healthy; our physical health and mental health are closely linked, so physical activity can be very beneficial for our mental health and general wellbeing. Exercise Exercise could…

Mental Capacity Act

What is the Mental Capacity Act? The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It applies to people aged 16 and over. It covers decisions…

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. If you have OCD you might think or picture something bad happening and so to stop this happening you might feel the need to do things again and again, such as washing your hands or…

Relationships

We are surrounded by many different types of relationships: family, friends, acquaintances, teachers, pets, partners and all sorts of other people.  When these relationships are healthy, then we thrive. They see us through the good times and help us through the bad times.  However, when…