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Cognitive and behavioural therapies

Ageing

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How to feel less lonely as you get older

Work and family life are no longer so busy and life can suddenly seem empty. Here are some good ways to stay connected

by Carrie Ditzel

Learning and education

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How to make the most of university

Learning psychological flexibility is the key to coping with difficult times and to pursuing what really matters to you

by Nic Hooper

Sleep problems

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How to sleep well again

Insomnia is awful, but highly treatable. Look beyond pills and potions, and use these effective methods to get your life back

by Chris James

Pain

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How to live well with persistent pain

Tools from acceptance and commitment therapy can help you sidestep the struggle against pain – and thrive, in spite of it

by Whitney Scott

Fear and phobia

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How to overcome agoraphobia

Are you trapped by a dread of public, open or enclosed places? Reclaim your freedom by following these manageable steps

by Gila Lyons

Self-harm and suicide

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How to support someone who is self-harming

A person harming themselves is not attention-seeking but attention-needing. Reach in and show them you’re listening

by Rory O’Connor & Ellen Townsend

Personality

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How to come out of your shell

You don’t have to be outgoing. But if being introverted is holding you back from the life you want, dive in for a way out

by Christian Jarrett

Habits and routines

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How to stop procrastinating

Do you keep putting things off when you know you shouldn’t? Get going by understanding the psychology of irrational delay

by Wendelien van Eerde

Emotion regulation

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How to ease the pain of heartache

You’re experiencing a profound form of grief that can make you physically ill. These steps will give you a chance to heal

by Ziella Bryars

Difficult emotions

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How to calm your inner storm

When your emotions become too painful and overwhelming, regain control using skills from dialectical behaviour therapy

by Sheri Van Dijk