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Misconceptions About Ageing Highlighted

New research has revealed that there are many misconceptions about ageing in the UK, and that some younger people believe that becoming depressed or unhappy as you get older is inevitable. The study conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) revealed that 25 per cent of 18 to 34 year olds believe it’s normal for older people to be depressed and unhappy, while 30 per cent of the public in the UK believe “being lonely is just something that happens when people get old”. In its report: That Age Old Question, the RSPH makes a series of recommendations on how...

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How To Have A Long And Happy Marriage

It’s probably safe to say that no one gets married expecting it to end in divorce. But sadly, many relationships do finish this way - one in three in the UK in fact. If you’re just about to walk down the aisle, or you’ve recently tied the knot but want to make sure your partnership stays strong, what should you be doing? Psychotherapist Gad Krebs recently offered some advice to the Daily Mail, and one of his top tips was to never compare your relationship to that of other couples. He explained that some couples can appear to be completely in love on social media or in...

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Mental Health Awareness Week Highlights UK Stress Problem

So many Brits are suffering from a problem regarding stress and anxiety that the Mental Health Foundation has chosen to focus on this crisis during its Mental Health Awareness Week. Between May 14 and 20th, the country will see hundreds of events and campaigns take place to raise the profile of mental health issues, particularly regarding stress and how significant its impact is, ranging from depression to suicide. According to a recent study by YouGov, 74 per cent of those surveyed said they were so stressed they felt unable to cope. It also found that 51 per cent of stressed UK adults...

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Weight Training 'Reduces Symptoms Of Depression', Says Study

When it comes to your mental health, opening up and talking to family, friends and especially counsellors in Manchester is one of the most effective ways to combat the effects it has on your life. Depression, of course, can be an extremely hard problem for a person to manage, as it affects their will and drive to make those choices.  Anything that could help relieve the symptoms of depression is worth consideration adopting in your day to day life, and one new study has found that weight training in particular may be effective. It's no secret that exercise has long been extolled...

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Govt’s Mental Health Plans For Young People Will ‘Fail A Generation’

The government is not doing enough to support young people in the UK, particularly those with mental health issues.   This is according to a report from both the Education and Health and Social Care Committees, which stated the government’s proposals to transform mental health care for children in England fell short of required standards.   In December, it revealed its Green Paper on Transforming Children and Yong People’s Mental Health Provision. Included in the report were suggestions to cut waiting time to four weeks, and provide mental health support and...

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