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Blue Monday. Most of us have heard of it. What you might not know is that it was coined as a result of an (unscientific) equation created as part of a PR initiative for a travel company! Some people believe it undermines the seriousness of conditions such as clinical depression and conflates it with feeling ‘down’. Others see it as an opportunity to share advice on self-care during a month where circumstances may be tough for a variety of reasons. Indeed, Samaritans are reclaiming the day for their ‘Brew Monday’ campaign. With this in mind, we spoke to mental health trainer...

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Another day, another... awareness day. The first Wednesday of November each year is National Stress Awareness Day. This year, it probably couldn't have landed on a more appropriate day, as we watch wannabe-dictator Donald Trump trying to overthrow democracy in the US.  We all have to deal with stress because the body is fairly hard-wired to respond to threats (perceived or real; the brain can't tell the difference) by releasing hormones in a 'fight-or-flight' response. A threat can be psychological (preparing for something you don't want to do or someone you don't want to see) or physical (walking on a...

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