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Teenage Moods: What you need to know?

Your child some days might be cheerful and excited, and other times he might seem sad, down, flat or low. These moods are a normal part of life for young people in the same way it is normal for adults. You might notice your child feeling more ups and downs than he used to, or his…

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What is Wellbeing?

Even every aspect of your life influences your state of wellbeing, some people believe that wealth is a fast track to happiness. Various international studies have shown that it is the quality of our personal relationships, not the size of our bank balances, which has the greatest effect on our state of wellbeing. Wellbeing is…

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About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening moment by moment. It can boost emotional and physical wellbeing, and help with stress, anxiety, and depression. Mindfulness can help children handle the stress of study, work and play as they get older. Our minds are constantly active. You might watch television – but also thinking about the…

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Mental Health Condition – Telling your Story

One of the most powerful things you can do is talk openly about the personal experience of a mental health condition. Talking about mental health conditions helps to change negative attitudes and stereotypes. You might be surprised by how many of your workmates have also experienced a mental health condition at some point in their life…

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About Depression in Men

Depression is a mental illness that can affect men of all ages and backgrounds. It is very common, around one in eight American men experience depression at some stage in their lives. When men have depression, it is much more than a temporary bad mood that lasts a few days. Rather, depression is a long-term condition…

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Working while you have a Mental Health Condition

Everyone’s mental health varies during their life. Mental health exists on a broad continuum or range, from positive healthy functioning at one end, through to severe symptoms or conditions that impact on everyday life and activities at the other. Your mental health is not fixed or static but moves back and forth on your own…

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How to Celebrate Safely?

Over summer, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate: birthdays, parties, weddings and even just catching up at a barbecue with friends. Socializing is an important part of maintaining our mental health, helping us stay connected to family, friends and loved ones, but celebration can often come with the “social lubricant” alcohol, which is America’s…

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Childhood Immunization

Immunization is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. The serious health risks of these diseases are far greater than the very small risks of immunization. Immunization protects children against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community. It uses the body’s natural defense mechanism, the…

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How to Quit Smoking?

We all know how dangerous smoking is to our health, but despite all the warnings, the nagging from friends and family, some people continue to regularly light up. It is easy to imagine the smokers among us have their heads in the sand, but statistics show at least 82% of them are keen to quit,…

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Depression and Regular Exercise

While we all feel low, sad or moody from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time, seemingly with no clear reason. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that has an impact on both physical and mental health. One in eight men…

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