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Afraid no-one will notice if something bad happens to you? You’re not alone

Afraid no-one will notice if something bad happens to you? You’re not alone

Health, News
More than half of UK adults who experience loneliness are afraid that “no one will notice if something bad happens to them”, according to new research conducted by the British Red Cross. Approximately nine million people in the UK say that they “always or often” feel lonely and that they are unable to form lasting, social connections with people around them. A survey of 4000 adults in the UK was carried out which looked at the extent of people across the country suffering from loneliness and social isolation. The results showed that, out of a fifth of the population that feel lonely, more than a third of people do not know how to cope with loneliness, two-thirds often feel completely alone when they are surrounded by other people, and one in nine people feel that they would not have anyo
Meditate your way to a zen life

Meditate your way to a zen life

Health, Lifestyle
An ancient practice that seems to be the answer to all of our modern troubles It could be sitting in a bathtub with a book and candles. It could be listening to soothing music. It could be sitting under a tree, taking in the grass, listening to the birds chirping and breathing in the fresh, sweet air. Meditation has a different meaning to each and every one of us. Image: Okan Caliskan via Pixabay According to Mindworks, a meditation app, meditation is the act of “working with the mind and training in awareness. Simply working with the mind leads to an improved sense of presence, calm, attentiveness and an increase in valued human qualities such as empathy and patience.” Another website, Headspace, says that meditation is not about “trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re
The problem with mental healthcare in the UK

The problem with mental healthcare in the UK

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, UK
The waiting list for treatment never ends. Freddie Cocker came to terms with his mental health issues at the age of 21. He had depression, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and chronic and obsessive overthinking. “I first went to them [university counselling services] and said I was feeling very down and needed to speak to someone, but they told me I had to wait five months for an appointment,” Freddie told Voice of London. He’s not the only one to struggle with mental health before receiving help. One of the leading mental health charities, Rethink Mental Illness, recently published a survey with results which can be considered concerning. According to the report, patients that are more mentally ill find themselves waiting longer for treatment. The average w
The kids are not alright

The kids are not alright

Have you heard, Health, Lifestyle
A new study shows that one in five young Brits struggle with mental health disorders. A report conducted by the NHS revealed that 16.9% of 17 to 19-year-olds showed symptoms of emotional, behavioural, hyperactivity and other less common mental illnesses. The most prevalent types of diseases experienced by young people were emotional disorders. The “Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017” survey gathered data from 9,117 children and young people across England in the form of a questionnaire. In the event they were too young to fill it out themselves, it was completed by a parent or teacher. For the first time ever, the report even examined toddlers, concluding that 5.5% of two to four-year-olds had a mental illness. The rates of mental illnesses increased o
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