Some Healthy People Can’t Remember Their Lives

Psychologists in Canada think they have stumbled across a new type of memory syndrome. This syndrome has been found in healthy people who struggle to or simply cannot remember their past. Their lack of memory could be labelled as "Severely deficient autobiographical...

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Why it’s Important to Have a Positive Mindset

Did you know that as humans we are designed to focus on the negative things? this is because from an evolutionary perspective it helped to keep our ancestors safe. Our ancestors who expected the worst were much more likely to survive. This ultimately meant that the...

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Leave Your Comfort Zone: Here’s How

We all have a comfort zone and many of us like to stay within its comforting walls. However, occasionally leaving your comfort zone could be good for you. While the thought of doing something you're not used to can make you feel anxious, it can help you to grow as a...

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We’re in The Selby Times

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.  Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot...

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How To Get Through Your Family Reunion

Do you have a family reunion coming up? Will it be the first time you've seen everyone since we went into lockdown? If it is, you could be feeling a little anxious or stressed. Do not worry, there are ways and means of dealing with family reunions regardless of...

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Find the Mental Health Support You Need

You can potentially receive mental health support from your doctor, local charities, and community groups. However, it's not always easy to know where to start looking. Your doctor should ideally be the first person you speak to. If you are already receiving help from...

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Good Mental Health: What is it?

While we're all encouraged to look after our mental health, we're not always told what good mental health is. Good mental health does not just relate to the absence of a mental health issue. It's characterised by a person's ability to carry out different functions and...

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How to Naturally Boost Your Serotonin

If you feel happy, chances are your level of serotonin is quite good. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that can help you to feel happy. Those who don't have enough serotonin are at a greater risk of being anxious or depressed.  We offer mental health support for Selby...

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The Neuroscience of Habits

We offer mental health support in Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted...

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How to Tell Your Doctor About Your Mental Health

Speaking to your doctor about your mental health concerns can be quite anxiety-provoking. You're probably used to talking about your physical health, but your mental health might seem harder speak about. Don't worry, your doctor will be used to talking to their...

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How to Avoid Burnout

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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Judging Your Personality Based on Your Name

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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Have Anxiety or Low Mood? Focus on Past Successes

If you're feeling anxious or your mood is low, you can find it hard to make decisions. Regardless of whether these decisions are significant or mundane, making them can be hard.  In addition to the inability to make decisions, you might start to feel distressed or...

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Stressful Work Days Can Equal less Exercise

After a very stressful day at work, what are you likely to do: Go for a run or head straight home? Many people tend to choose the second option, despite the physical and mental health benefits of exercise.  Studies have shown that the more pressure you have in your...

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We Need to Stop Mental Health Stigma

Every year in England, 1 in 4 adults will have some sort of mental health concern. 1 in 6 adults reports that they are experiencing mental health concerns in England each week. Those who do ask for the help they need can wait up to 10 years to feel better....

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Trauma Survivors and Long-Term Support

When someone is diagnosed with a physical illness, people are often happy to offer their support. However, those who suffer from trauma often have to deal with it on their own. This can prove to be very difficult for some people. In some cases, they can find it hard...

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We Could Help You

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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More Positive Emotions Equals Less Memory Decline

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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What Consenting to Treatment Means

The term "Consenting to treatment" refers to the act of giving a medical professional permission to treat, examine, or test you for something. It doesn't matter what treatment you have, for example, your consent is required.  The idea of giving consent can make some...

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Mood-Boosting Recipes: Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate

Trail mix is usually comprised of seeds, dried fruit, and nuts. You can also add dark chocolate to your trail mix should you wish to. If you're vegan or lactose intolerant, you'll be pleased to know that you can find dairy-free dark chocolate in most supermarkets....

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People Who Play Video Games Have Greater Well-being

While video games tend to get a lot of blame for real-world violence, recent studies have shown that there isn't much evidence to support this. However, what is interesting is that people who play videos games for a long time can have a better sense of well-being. Two...

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Making Online Therapy Work

You can now have therapy online. The pandemic meant that most of us had to communicate with people in new ways. Thanks to the power of technology, many people were still able to have therapy via the internet. It looks as though a lot more therapists, psychologists,...

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Getting the Support You Deserve

If you are struggling with your mental health, you can ask for support. When you ask for the support that everyone with mental health difficulties deserves, you're taking the first step to wellness.  We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas....

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Selby Community Furniture Store

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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How to Support Someone with Mental Health Concerns

We all have tough times, and we often have support from other people during those tough times. There are also occasions when we are worried about another person's mental health. The good news is there are many different ways for you to support someone you care about. ...

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How to Forgive and Forget

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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Baking for Mental Health

If you're the type of person who loves to bake, chances are you already know how good baking can be for your mental health. Measuring out the ingredients, and creating something delicious can soothe anxiety while making you feel like you've achieved something. Being...

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Talking Over a Cup of Tea

Anyone that struggles with their mental health should know they are not alone. Many people have mental health concerns, some of them brought on by the pandemic. No matter why you're struggling with your mental health, help is available. Why not have a chat with...

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Nature isn’t Accessible to Everyone

As it's Mental Health Awareness Week, we have been looking at the mental health benefits of spending time in nature. However, nature is not accessible to everyone.  People who live in deprived communities are a lot less likely to live near very high-quality natural...

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How Our Mental Health Benefits From Nature

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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Improve Your Mental Health By Connecting With Nature

More and more research shows that nature can help to support and protect our mental health. However, it's not always easy for everyone to spend time in nature. Don't worry, you don't need to spend hours surrounded by greenery to benefit from nature. You can bring...

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Join Us For A Walk on Friday 14th May

Why not join us for a walk around Brayton Barff tomorrow? We'll be leaving the car park at 10 am.  Please wear good walking boots as the ground won't be flat.  The walk will last until 12 pm, with Derek as our guide. We hope to see you there! We offer mental health...

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Why Mental Health Awareness Week Matters

Mental Health Awareness Week is a yearly event and it gives everyone in the UK the opportunity to consider what good mental health is and how it can be achieved. With mental health affecting 25% of people in a single year, it's so important that everyone knows how to...

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Mental Health Awareness Week & Nature

Spending time outside improves mental health by lowering blood pressure, fatigue, and anxiety. There's a social hypothesis that says that being in a green environment is good for your mental health. Known as "Attention Restoration Theory," the hypothesis states that...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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Hate Confrontation? Here’s Some Confrontation tips

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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Your Selby Foodbank

A lot of people are experiencing financial challenges right now. These challenges can, unfortunately, lead to food insecurity. Too many people go hungry because they don't have enough money. If you can identify with this, Selby Foodbank might be able to assist you....

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Stressful Jobs and Their Emotional Toll

Are you the type of person who works hard all day, almost every day? It might not surprise you to learn that about 61% of people who work this way say they are very stressed and fatigued.  You've probably also noticed that the stress does not disappear once you've...

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Mood-Boosting Recipe: Purple Fruit Salad

If you love a fruit salad, you will love this recipe and it can help to boost your mood. Grapes contain an antioxidant that is thought to boost your mood. The blackberries contain mood-boosting nutrients as do blueberries. Plums can help to improve your memory and the...

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How to Stop Negative Thoughts

A lot of us tend to experience negative thoughts now and again. One minute we're going about our day and all of a sudden a negative thought pops into our heads. You might suddenly think "Should I be doing this?" "Why did I talk about that?" "Did I make a huge...

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a relatively new kind of therapy. It works encouraging people to embrace their feelings and thoughts. Those who undergo Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) could find this challenging as they might be used to feeling guilty for...

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How to Deal with Boredom

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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Are you Concerned About Your Safety at Home?

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. Physical, sexual, and mental harassment are all forms of domestic violence. It can happen between couples or among family members. If you're concerned that your online history will be discovered, please click here to learn...

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How to Improve Your Sleep

We spend one-third of our lives asleep. However, not all of us give sleep the same attention as we give our diet and exercise. This is one of the reasons why around 16 million people in the UK have a sleep disorder or dysfunctional sleep.  Lack of sleep can lead to...

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Mood-Boosting Recipe: Brownie in a Mug

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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How to Be Happier At Work

It's Monday morning yet again, and for some of us, Monday morning means going to work. If you're not happy at work, the days can seem very long. Your unhappiness with your job may even affect your self-esteem and your anxiety levels.  We offer mental health support...

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What is Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter syndrome is something that around 70% of people experience at some point in their lives. If you have ever thought or said "I'm a fraud" or "I'm not good enough", you could have imposter syndrome.  We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding...

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Psychological Flexibility Equals Good Relationships

According to a recent report that was published in the Journal of Contextual Behavioural Science, psychological flexibility is vital if you want to have good relationships. These are relationships with a romantic partner and your family.  We offer mental health...

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Mindfulness for Those Who Are Busy

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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Useful Tips to Help you Deal with Social Anxiety

A lot of people love the thought of attending some social events. Events such as birthday parties, BBQs and celebrations can be something to look forward to. However, many people can find the thought of attending such events quite anxiety-provoking.  Approximately 7%...

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Mood-boosting Recipe: Lentil Broccoli Bolognese

Lentils contain B vitamins and are high in fibre. Vegetables are also high in fibre and a range of nutrients which can help you to feel better.  Walnuts are some of the best nuts you can eat as they are high in tryptophan, zinc, and selenium and can help to lower...

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Foods You Should Eat if You Have Bipolar Disorder

If you have Bipolar disorder, it's important that you have a healthy, balanced diet. However, this can be easier said than done at times. In fact, it has been suggested that there's a link between uncontrollable overeating and Bipolar disorder. There's also a possible...

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What Does it Mean to be Mentally Healthy?

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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The Benefits of Spending Time in Woodland

There is a lot of evidence that suggests spending time in woodlands has a lot of social benefits. You can benefit both physically and mentally if you spend time in nature. Thought to reduce stress, blood pressure, and anxiety, it's a wonder spending time in nature...

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How to Speak with Someone you Have Little in Common With

If you feel dread when you have to talk to someone new, you're not alone. Many people struggle with this, but even more so when they meet someone they have little in common with. We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a...

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Foods That Can Boost Your Mood

Most of us tend to eat certain foods when we're feeling down. However, foods such as these are often high in fat, sugar, or salt. The good news is there are some tasty but healthy foods that can boost your mood.  Let's take a look at these foods and why they can...

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How to Deal with Anger

Everyone can feel angry from time to time. However, what you do with that anger is important. When you understand what makes you angry and how you can cope in a healthy way, you can be happier.  We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why...

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Eating Disorders

It's thought that there are 1.6 million people in the UK who have been or should be diagnosed with an eating disorder. However, the reality is that there are many more people who have not asked for help. This could be because they're ashamed to ask for help or they...

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Tips for Talking to Someone Intimidating

From time to time, we have all found ourselves talking to someone we find intimidating. Whether the person we're talking to is more intelligent, more attractive, or more talented than us, it's normal to feel intimidated.  We usually find ourselves worrying that this...

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Communi-tea: What We Do

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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Zoom and Mental Health

Have you had many virtual calls over the last year? Perhaps you've spoken to friends, family, or colleagues via the internet. No matter why you spoke to someone online, it can have an effect on your mental health. Many people are now suffering from what is known as...

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Mood-Boosting Recipe: Turkey Burger & Sweet Potato Wedges

This recipe is ideal for anyone who loves burgers and is looking to boost their mood. Turkey is full of tryptophan, an amino acid that helps the body to produce serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin can help to boost your mood, and melatonin helps to promote sleep. Sweet...

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The Psychological Impact of a 4-Day Weekend

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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What Makes Someone a Good Listener?

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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How to Have a Stress-free Easter

Easter usually involves having a bit of a family get-together. While you might not be able to welcome your family inside your home this year, you can still meet some of them in your garden or a public place.  There can be a lot of expectations surrounding Easter,...

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Speaking to Your Doctor About Your Mental Health

Speaking to your doctor about how you're feeling can be anxiety-provoking. We're used to speaking to our doctor about our physical health, but mental health concerns can seem hard to discuss.  Did you know that your doctor is happy to talk with you about mental...

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Mood-Boosting Recipe: Banana and Berry Slush

Berries contain antioxidants and they can boost your serotonin. Serotonin is your brain's happy chemical. In addition to this, berries are full of nutrients, and they can also help to speed up lower digestive transit. Bananas are full of serotonin and they can help...

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England’s New Lockdown Rules

As of today (29th March 2021), England's lockdown rules have been eased. This means that we can now meet more people in public and participate in some outdoor sports. If the thought of this has made you feel anxious, you're not alone. We've been told to stay away from...

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Foods That Can Boost Your Mental Health

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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Why We Get Anxious Making a Phone Call

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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The Clocks Go Forward This Weekend

The clocks are changing this weekend which means we will all have an hour less bed. On Sunday the clocks go forward one hour at 1 am. Unfortunately, the change in time can have an impact on our mental health.  Research has shown that putting the clocks forward an hour...

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Mood-Boosting Recipe: Dark chocolate Brazil nut brownies

Brazil nuts contain selenium, which helps to boost the immune system. Cacao is a good source of antioxidants and magnesium which can help to reduce anxiety.  Makes 15 squares Ingredients: 10 Brazil nuts 100ml almond milk 125g dark chocolate  250ml maple syrup 150g...

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The Creative Doodle Book

The Creative Doodle Book is a great, fun resource that will help people to think outside the box & exercise those #creative mind muscles. The sessions will help everyone to get to know each other & feel less isolated & more supported. Click on the picture...

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One Year in Lockdown

We have now been in lockdown for one year, and it's safe to say that everyone has been affected. We had to make a dramatic change to our lives last year and we're still being encouraged to stay at home. While the vaccine is a light at the end of the tunnel, many...

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Problems at School

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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How to Deal with Failure

We all have to deal with failure at some point in our lives. However, how we respond to that failure is what matters.  We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the...

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Chatting Over a Cup of Tea

Are you struggling with your mental health? Why not have a chat with someone over a cup of tea? You can even meet virtually and still enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.  Talking to someone about how you feel can help you to cope. Knowing that someone is listening can also...

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Pregnancy and Mental Health

When someone is pregnant, they're going through a major life event. They might start to feel a range of emotions and this is completely natural. However, if you or someone else who is pregnant feels sad and it's starting to affect day-to-day life, there is help...

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What is Dependent Personality Disorder?

Dependent personality disorder is a type of personality disorder that causes a lot of anxiety. Those with this disorder can feel submissive, helpless, or unable to look after themselves. In addition to this, they can have difficulty making simple decisions. However,...

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Menopause and Mental Health

Many people know that the menopause can cause hot flushes and tiredness. However, not everyone is aware that it can affect your mental health too. The symptoms of the menopause can be quite distressing and they can leave women feeling depressed or anxious.  We offer...

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How to Find Mental Health Support

If you're looking for mental health help Selby has a lot to offer. There are a lot of organisations, charities, and support groups that can help you.  We know that it's not always easy to look for help. However, your GP is a good place to start. If your GP is already...

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Talking About your Mental Health Struggles

Mental health problems can easily creep up on people. They usually begin with a few changes in your feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. Affecting around 25% of the population many people ask for help so they can make a quicker recovery. There is no shame in asking for...

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Help for Insomnia

If someone has insomnia it means they regularly have problems with sleeping. The good news is that by changing their sleeping habits, sufferers can find that their sleeping can improve.  We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give...

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Munchausen’s Syndrome

Munchausen's syndrome is a psychological disorder. A person with this disorder will pretend to be ill or make sure they have the symptoms of an illness.  The reasoning behind these actions is to receive care from people, making them the centre of attention.  We offer...

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What is Claustrophobia?

Claustrophobia is a fear of confined spaces. Many people with this condition will try very hard to avoid any confined space. This can include tunnels, lifts, public toilets, and tube trains. Unfortunately, avoiding places such as these can reinforce the fear.  When...

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Residual Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects approximately 1% of the population. People who suffer from this condition can experience disordered thoughts, hallucinations, breaks or departures from reality, and unorganised speech.  We offer mental health support for...

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Help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) is a fairly common condition. People who suffer from this condition often have obsessive thoughts and quite compulsive behaviours. Affecting children, men, and women, symptoms can appear during puberty. However, most people start...

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Dealing Grief and Loss

When someone who was closed to you has died, it's completely natural to feel sad, worried, or depressed. There is no right way to feel, and everyone reacts differently. However, some people can find it hard to cope with grief and loss. The good news is there is...

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Money and Mental Health

Many of us have financial concerns from time to time, however, the pandemic has caused a lot of money worries. If you are struggling with money, it might have affected your mental health.  Being concerned about your finances does not necessarily mean you are anxious...

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. From March 1st to the 7th, many charities and organisations campaign to highlight and help people understand binge eating disorder. This is the least understood eating disorder, but it can cause a lot of distress.  We...

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Self-injury Awareness Day

The 1st of March is Self-injury Awareness Day. On this day, organisations and charities around the globe raise awareness about self-injury.  Awareness can lead to a greater understanding of why a person deliberately injures themselves. It also works towards reducing...

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Getting Help for Alcohol Addiction

Admitting that you have a problem with alcohol is the first step towards getting help. These days, there's a lot more awareness about alcoholism. Society seems to be more aware that those who have struggles need someone to be kind and offer support.  If you are...

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Who We Are

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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What is Psychotherapy?

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be...

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