mental health

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

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

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...

How can I encourage my child to talk to me about his feelings?

My 13-year-old son seems upset about something but won’t talk about it. How can I encourage him to be brave enough to open up about his feelings?

Speaking ahead of Children’s Mental Health Week (February 3-9) ( childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk ), Sue Rogers, a mental and emotional health expert at Action for Children ( actionforchildren.org.uk ), who leads The Blues Programme, an...

Worried about your child’s mental health? Here’s how to spot the early signs

Children as young as six are suffering from stress. Claire Spreadbury talks to Dr Preethi Daniel about the warning signs, and how you can help.

It’s all too easy for families to get caught up in the Ferris wheel of life. And it’s not just the adults who are struggling to keep up. If you Google ‘depression in children’, the NHS will tell you that one in four young people will...

Danny Jones: Exercise is so important for children – it helped me cope with school bullying

The Voice Kids coach opens up about how exercise helped when he was a child, and how he’s helping school kids get active now.

McFly frontman Danny Jones loves being part of a team.

Whether that’s on TV, with the group of talented children he’s built as a coach on The Voice Kids, playing football for team England in last month’s Soccer Aid, or parenting, with his wife and...

SLEEP MATTERS - the impact of sleep on health and wellbeing.

Sleep matters: The impact of sleep on health and wellbeing

The effect of sleep deprivation on the body and mind is well documented with poor sleep being linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.* Adults who sleep less than six hours a night also have a 13% higher mortality risk.** Research indicates that 20% of road accidents involve a driver with fatigue, and these accidents...

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