Has mindfulness lost its mind?
Mindfulness, as a tool for well-being, has hit the ground running. Books abound on how to be psychologically strong and there is an assumption that mindfulness exercises, like physical exercises, make you emotionally fit and resilient...........Read more
Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening
In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit..................Read more
Coping with bereavement
The death of a loved one can be devastating. Bereavement counsellor Sarah Smith describes some of the feelings that can arise from losing someone, and where you can go for help and support.
Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel..........Read more
Women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men
Its authors from Cambridge University say that as well as women, young people under 35 and those with health problems are particularly affected.
They estimate that four in every 100 people have anxiety.
The review of 48 published pieces of work says more research is needed to find out which other communities are at high risk..........Read more
Mental illness soars among young women in England – survey
NHS study finds 12.6% of women aged 16-24 screen positive for PTSD, 19.7% self-harm and 28.2% have mental health condition....................Read more
Depression, violence,anxiety: the problem with the phrase 'be a man'
The most dangerous phrase in the English language is “be a man”. To be a man today, says film-maker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, is to fight for success and sex, to reject empathy, and to never, ever cry. The result is depression,................Read more
"Supporting and empowering families to combat radicalisation"