A recent study of data from UK GP practices says there has been a steep rise in self-harm among girls aged 13 to 16. It also said that GPs could recognise and help teenagers better, with this psychological problem. Self-harm is more common in girls, and often takes the form of cutting their arms or […]
A fertility support group is to be launched in Surrey for people facing conception difficulties and undergoing fertility treatment. We offer wellbeing classes and support. Couples and individuals welcome. Contact Sandra on firstname.lastname@example.org for information and booking. Run by fertility counsellor Sandra Hewett and yoga teacher Hayley Chalwin, it’s first meeting is on Thursday September 21 […]
Just when we thought British politics couldn’t get much worse, a tactless comment by Tory leadership contender Andrea Leadsom has turned the subject of infertility into a very public spat. When I first heard that her opponent, Theresa May, had referred to her involuntary childlessness, I thought it might lead to a healthy airing of […]
Antidepressants are widely prescribed by GPs for clinical depression and generalised anxiety disorder, but not everyone has a good experience of the medication. Most GPs agree that if they are prescribed, the patient should ideally be offered talking therapy as well. Having said that, counselling isn’t always available promptly on the NHS. Apart from an […]
Some people experience worse depression in Winter with seasonal affective disorder. Find out here what you can do to help feel better….