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World Mental Health Day 2018 – Young people and mental health in a changing world

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year? It has been reported that in England alone 1 in 6 experience a common mental health problem, for example depression or anxiety, in any given week. Even more worryingly, around 1 in 10 children and […]

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6 Reasons you’ll benefit from a social media detox

  Did you know that on average a person checks their phone 150 times a day? We can be sat at the family dinner table and rather than conversing together, our heads are slumped and our concentration is given to the filter on our latest Instagram post; falling into the false reality of the social media […]

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6 Stress busting exercises to help increase your wellbeing

When you’re feeling particularly stressed, the last thing you probably want to do is exercise, but it’s one of the best remedies for tackling your stress! Taking part in physical activity helps to increase the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, endorphins which contribute to relieving your stress levels. As well as busting stress, exercising […]

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Foods that can improve your sleep!

Struggling to fall asleep? Why not try the following foods that are said to improve sleep quality and quantity! 1. Kiwi It has been thought that eating 1 or 2 medium sized kiwis can help sleep. A study has suggested that Kiwi is one of the best foods to eat to improve sleep quality. Kiwi […]

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Exercise for Mental Wellbeing

Exercise is a vital element to ensure optimum wellbeing. Finding the best kind of exercise for you, could be the key that you need to unlock the door of psychosocial rewards associated with exercise. Any physical activity increases endorphins, which improves your happiness levels. Happiness is a factor of wellbeing which is why we recommend […]

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Would you put the tech down for Gardening?

As stress and poor mental health increases (four in five of us admit to being stressed), technology has been said to be a contributing factor to poor mental health. Recently this seems to have been covered a lot in the press with addiction to technology becoming a popular theme; for example, many of us feel […]

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Links between Stress and the most common causes of Death

After attending a recent nutrition workshop, it became apparent that stress can be linked to every major health problem. The top 4 causes of death within the UK are; Dementia, Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes. Although, since 2001 the “death rates from heart disease and stroke have halved for both males and females” and during […]

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Is having an office based job ruining your wellbeing?

We recently read some statistics which stated that a high percentage of us sit at our desks for more than 6 hours a day at work. As much as we do not really think about how long we are sat for, sitting for too long encourages bad wellbeing in many ways. Sitting for extended periods […]

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Is Stress shrinking your brain?

Here at The Stress Management Society, believe that there is no such thing as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ stress, there is just one stress response. We are all under constant pressure nowadays due to technology increases and societal changes which only heightens our stress levels. As many of us know, decreasing stressors in your life is […]

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Top 5 Threats To Male Health

As last week was men’s health awareness week, here at The Stress Management Society, we wanted to delve deeper into the topic. Males have a tendency to naturally shy away from discussing their health or health related topics. As long as, their role in society is able to be fulfilled, they consider themselves ‘healthy’. However, […]

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