Guides and advice

Whether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling or get information and support around mental health issues our guides will help.


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Video: Controlling your anger with Shayleigh

Anger can make us behave irrationally and out of character. If you frequently experience anger, here are some top tips from Shayleigh on how to calm yourself down again and take a step back from your feelings.

Video: Understanding your anger with TJ

Anger is our body's alarm clock. It rings as soon as we don't like something, and it can make us act irrational and out of character. In this video TJ talks us through understanding our anger and how it can sometimes be a good thing.


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Blog : 5 Top Tips for dealing with Anxiety

There’s no right or wrong way to handle feelings of worry and anxiety, but understanding what triggers it in the first place and developing and implementing some basic coping techniques can really help when those emotions rise within us.

Video: Tips on managing your anxiety with Shayleigh

At some point in our lives, many of us experience anxiety and worry. Here are some brilliant tips from Shayleigh on how to manage anxiety feelings when they arise and how to not let them overwhelm you.

Video: Breathing techniques with TJ

For whatever reason, sometimes we need to take a step back and focus on our breathing. These breathing techniques with TJ can help us to calm down when we are panicking, or when we are angry, or simply help us to regain focus.

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Blog: Top 5 Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can show itself in all sorts of ways. For some of us, anxiety can be much more prominent, whereas for others, anxiety simmers away beneath the surface. This article outlines 5 of the main symptoms of anxiety, but you may experience something that isn’t on the list – but chances are you are not alone with your symptoms!


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Blog: 5 Top Tips for Coping with Depression

Sometimes you might struggle with ongoing feelings of sadness and depression that don’t seem to want to go away. Maybe you feel heavy and tired, and are struggling to see the lighter side to things.

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Blog: 5 Signs of Depression to watch out for

Like any mental health issue, depression can differ from person to person – we’re all unique! There are no two cases of depression or any other mental health issue that are the same.


Blog: 5 Top Tips for coping with Loneliness

Feelings of loneliness can affect anyone, regardless of their age or background. Loneliness can be caused by many factors such as social isolation, a lack of close relationships, or a feeling of disconnection from a wider community.

Blog: 5 top Tips for dealing with insomnia

Insomnia is the medical name for any problems we have with our sleep. This can come in many forms such as not being able to get to sleep, waking up and not being able to drop off again, even waking up lots of times a night.


Blog: 5 Top Tips for Dealing with Panic Attacks

A panic attack feels very real. It can often show up as physical symptoms in your body. For example, you may feel like you can’t breathe, or find you are hyperventilating, which is like breathing too fast and too much. You may feel pressure on your chest, tingling in your body, dizzy or faint or like you have an upset tummy.


Blog post: Dealing with ‘Post-Holiday Blues’

The post-holiday blues refers to the short-term feelings that many of us experience after a holiday, including sadness, loneliness, fatigue, disappointment, sluggishness, mental distress, or even dread of the upcoming winter months. This hasn’t been studied much but research suggests it is much more common than you may have thought.

Blog post: How food can affect your mood

There's no doubt that in the present-day society, life can get pretty overwhelming. What with pressures at school, relationships with friends, and life at home, it's easy to overlook what you eat. But did you know that the food you consume has a considerable impact on both your emotional well-being and cognitive function (mental processes I.e decision-making, memory, problem-solving)?

Blog: Sunlight & Mental Health

We’re used to hearing about how too much of the sun’s warm rays can be harmful to your skin. But did you know the right balance can have lots of mood-lifting benefits?

Before Stop.Breathe.Think, I thought no one could help me. During my first session I was so nervous and I cried throughout, I was just so afraid but talking has really helped. I'm so shocked at how far I’ve come and the fact I barely think about the things that were getting me down now. My confidence is boosted.”


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