mental health

Employees are becoming increasingly emotionally remote

Boundaries between work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred

Authored by Lifestyle Editor

More than half (52%) of UK employees agree that the boundaries between their work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred, according to the latest research by Aviva.

Aviva’s new report - ‘ Embracing the Age of Ambiguity’ - explores the impact that ambiguity is having on key areas of working life, from wellbeing and work-life balance to employee-employer relationships....

‘lockdown loneliness’ and its impact is as high as 27% in the UK

27% of the UK is lonely in lockdown

Authored by Laura Bond

As England is once again in lockdown, new research shows the rate of ‘lockdown loneliness’ and its impact on mental health is as high as 27% in the UK. As the NHS strains to support an increase in mental health conditions, the Flow headset and therapy app treatment for depression, the first of its type to be medically approved in the UK and EU, aims to tackle ‘lockdown loneliness’ and mental...

Since lockdown Childline has delivered nearly 43,000 counselling sessions

Childline launches its Nobody is Normal campaign

Authored by Laura Bond

Since lockdown measures were first introduced Childline has delivered nearly 43,000 counselling sessions about mental and emotional health, with children reaching out for help with issues including loneliness and low self-esteem.

The NSPCC, which runs Childline, can also reveal that the number of contacts about body image, gender and sexuality increased since the first national...

An app is being designed to prevent anxiety and depression

Young people recruited to harness smartphones to improve wellbeing

Authored by Jennifer Jackson

Young people across Europe are being recruited to a trial to put their smartphone addiction to good use, via an app designed to prevent anxiety and depression and improve wellbeing.

Researchers at the University of Exeter are leading a pan-European project to recruit young people aged between 16 and 22 years to use the app. It brings together the latest research on self-monitoring,...

Seasonal Flowers to Boost Morale and Mental Wellbeing

Authored by Laura Bolick

There is no doubt that this year has been harder than most, full of uncertainty, anxiety and tricky times. Today, more than ever we need to be with people we care about and yet that is the very thing that we are not allowed to do. Social connection is vital for mental and physical health and if there is anything this pandemic has taught us, is it that we need to find new ways to regain this...

Levels of anxiety and depression on the rise in teenagers and children

The Social Media "Monster" and Why We Need to Tame It

Authored by Lifestyle Editor

There have been multiple reports over the years of rising levels of anxiety and depression in teenagers and children. What social media and COVID-19 have in common is how rapidly they spread, with a dangerous impact for humanity ranging from rising depression levels to polarisation and even loss of life. Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens when social media exploded in...

New research suggests that waterside breaks could help ease the pain of 2020 

Find wellness by the water to beat Covid blues

Authored by Lifestyle Editor

The Covid pandemic has highlighted the importance of staying healthy in both mind and body and new research from industry body Discover Ferries, suggests that waterside breaks could help ease the pain of 2020.

Key findings show over three quarters (77%) of people agree they find spending time by the water relaxing and two thirds (66%) of the public feel like they have been on holiday...

The new initiative entitled Hike From Home, inspires everyone to explore new, local walks from their doorstep

New initiative launched to inspire mental health amid pandemic

Authored by James Carter

Merrell has launched a brand new campaign in aid of Mind , the mental health charity, that encourages and inspires people to get outside and explore their local area to support their mental health during a difficult year. The initiative follows a survey by Mind of more than 16,000 people during lockdown* which revealed the scale of the impact of the pandemic on people with mental health...

Virtual Self-Care and Wellness Expo aims to help address Covid lockdown-related health issues

Authored by Marc Astley

It’s no secret that the current Pandemic has had a detrimental effect on many individuals’ mental health, writes Amy Blythe .

The uncertainty of the future; health, finances and returning to school and work are big factors in this increase in anxiety. Even before the Pandemic, poor mental health was on the rise. We live in a fast paced, pressured world. We often rush from chore to...

Tom Bradby

Tom Bradby talks lockdown and mental health

Authored by Laura Bond

ITV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby, friend of the royals, seasoned correspondent and documentary-presenter, confesses he’s enjoying life in lockdown with his wife Claudia and three grown-up children at home near Winchester.

“But then you come to work and dip your head in a bucket load of misery,” he laments. “It’s odd living with an all-consuming news story that is killing a lot of...