Mood-Boosting Recipes: Breakfast Mushroom Surprise

Mushrooms contain an antioxidant that is thought to help protect the brain by reducing depression and anxiety. Eggs contain vitamins B12 and D along with omega-3 fats. Studies have shown that these nutrients can help to relieve depression. It's thought that people who...

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Child-free Adults Are As Happy As Parents

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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We’re Happier When We’re More Extroverted Than Normal

A 2019 study has shown that extroverted people have more positive emotions and tend to be more motivated, work harder, and have fewer bad experiences that those who are more introverted. A different study showed that extroversion is associated with creative thinking. ...

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Revenge Can Be Sweet And Bitter

Most of us have heard the phrase "Revenge is sweet". A recent study has shown that people can feel positive about exacting revenge. However, there is also evidence that it can leave a bitter aftertaste.  The theory is that while you might feel good about getting...

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Writing and its Healing Powers

An experiment took place at a university in Texas which involved undergraduates being split into 4 groups. All of the students were asked to write every night 4 for nights for no more than 15 minutes at a time. 3 of the groups had to write about a traumatic event, the...

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Misremembering Where You Were is Common

Can you remember where you were on Wednesday the 30th of June? If you cannot remember exactly where you were, chances are you'd have a better idea if you had 4 locations to choose from. If you are sure you know where you were, apparently you're much more likely to be...

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How to Deal With Moving Back in With Your Parents

For many people, moving into their own place is almost a rite of passage. It is a sign that you're an adult and you're ready to be independent. However, there may be times when you might have to move back in with your parents. You might have broken up with a partner,...

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Those who live below the poverty line can suffer from long-lasting psychological effects. Anyone who is fortunate enough to live above the poverty line can be affected by money in different ways. This could be because, according to studies, money cannot buy happiness....

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How to Make Yourself Heard

Whether your friends, family, or doctor are supporting you or if you're getting help online, it's important that you make yourself heard. When you make yourself heard you're more likely to get the support that you need. We offer mental health support for Selby and the...

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Mood-boosting Recipes: Chocolate & Courgette Brownies

This delicious recipe is ideal if you want to boost your mood and enjoy a bit of a treat.  Chocolate is thought to boost your mood thanks to the naturally-occurring neurochemicals it contains. With the ability to boost serotonin levels, a little bit of chocolate can...

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Lockdown Easing and Your Anxiety

In 7 days, England's lockdown restrictions are due to be eased. This potentially means that life could almost return back to normal.  But how does this make you feel? Has it left you feeling anxious, or are you looking forward to the upcoming changes? The restrictions...

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How Conflict and Stress Affect Relationships

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Turning Your FOMO into JOMO

Many of us have a real fear of missing out (FOMO). We can thank technology, more specifically social media for this. However, you could change your fear of missing out to the joy of missing out (JOMO). We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding...

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Receiving The Support You Need

If you are struggling with your mental health, it's ok for you to ask for help. When you do, you're taking the first step towards wellness. There is no shame in asking for help. It's ok to admit that you're struggling.  We offer mental health support for Selby and the...

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Hibernating and Loneliness

If you are ever tempted to spend a lot of time in bed, you should consider a rethink. Loneliness and depression are big risk factors for anyone who hibernates, as such. While you may get comfort from spending time in bed, doing so can leave you feeling unmotivated to...

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Mood-Boosting Breakfasts

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 Many Positive Emotions Are There?

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 Drink Less Alcohol

Many people frequently drink alcohol. During the pandemic, sales of alcohol increased as pubs were closed and the feelings of isolation and loneliness crept in. In addition to this, it was still fairly easy to buy alcohol. Society now has a better understanding of...

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Can Trauma Pass From One Generation To The Next?

There is evidence to suggest that trauma can be passed down from one generation to the next. This is because if the trauma is severe enough, it can potentially affect someone's genes. We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us...

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People with Poor Self-Control Can Be Lonely

Research has suggested that someone's personality can have an impact on how lonely they are. In addition to this, loneliness can affect that person's personality.  We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone...

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How Food Affects Your Brain

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More Cases of Post-Natal Depression During Lockdown

Having a baby can be a joyous occasion, but it can also be quite stressful. Sleepless nights, health concerns, juggling childcare, and housework and/or your job can be challenging. Some women also experience post-natal depression. Thought to affect up to 23% of women,...

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Speak to Your Boss About Your Mental Health: Here’s How

If you struggle with your mental health, it can be hard to know whether you should tell your boss. When you look at your colleagues, chances are you don't know which ones are struggling with their mental health. This is because their struggles might not be obvious to...

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What is Gaslighting?

Gaslighting is a type of psychological and emotional abuse. It consists of someone using behavioural and verbal tricks to make sure someone else feels as if they cannot trust their own judgement. It can also result in someone feeling that they're losing their mind....

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How To Stop Emotional Eating

If you respond to emotional situations (Sad or happy) by overeating and you wish to change your response, there are some solutions. 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...

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Mood-boosting Recipe: Blueberry, Oat, & Nut Bake

This blueberry, oat, and but bake can be enjoyed with milk at breakfast, however, it can also be a very nutritional snack.  Blueberries contain a lot of folate that can help your brain to produce dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. These are naturally occurring...

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Are You Unsafe At Home?

Domestic violence or abuse can and does happen to anyone. This type of abuse includes physical, as well as sexual, and emotional abuse. It can take place between family members or couples. If you're concerned that someone at home will see you've visited this page...

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Why Cortisol Matters to Mental Health

Usually associated with stress, cortisol can have an impact on your mood, energy levels, and sleep. When your cortisol levels are not right, your body and brain respond to them.  We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a...

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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

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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

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Judging Your Personality Based on Your Name

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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

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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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