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Most popular blogs of 2022

As another year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on some of the blog topics that have resonated most with our readers and community.

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What is anxiety and what are some common signs?

Everyone gets nervous occasionally, however anxiety occurs when those negative feelings are long lasting or don’t seem to go away. Fortunately, anxiety is a condition that can be managed and treated in a variety of ways. Here we cover some common emotional and physical anxiety symptoms as well as support options. 


Fake it, till you make it: 8 tricks to feel confident, even when you’re not

No matter what, no one is confident all the time. In fact, feeling nervous (particularly in new situations) is completely normal and something we all experience. Although, there are strategies that you can implement to look (and feel) more confident on the outside.


Is depression affecting your relationship?

Although it is normal to feel down or upset from time to time, depression can last for days, weeks or even years. If frequent or intense negative feelings are putting pressure on your relationship, this could indicate that depression is a factor. Read more to find out some common signs of depression in a relationship.


Sadness vs depression (and when to get help)

For almost all of us, sadness is something we experience occasionally, however depression is more than just feeling down or having a rough day. Depression can feel so overwhelming that it affects daily life for a prolonged period. If these feelings sound familiar or you’re worried about someone else, here are some tips for managing depression.


What are unhealthy coping mechanisms?

A coping mechanism is a strategy that someone engages in to protect themselves from a problem in life and these can be labelled as ‘good’, ‘bad’ or even ‘healthy’ vs ‘unhealthy’.

In this blog, we identify and provide examples of common healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms.


How to implement your healthy lifestyle choices

Many of us think about or want to make healthy lifestyle choices but it can be challenging to know where to start. Here are some practical tips to make choices to improve your mental health, physical health and wellbeing.


What is stress and why does it change your behaviour?

We are all most likely familiar with stress but what is it about stress that affects the way we behave? There are two types of stressors we can experience in our daily lives: physiological and psychological stressors. In this blog, we identify the common symptoms associated with each stressor and how to deal with stress.


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