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Therapies and practical advice

Depression

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How to engage with life when you feel down

Withdrawing from activities you enjoy is both a product and cause of low mood. Break the cycle with behavioural activation

by Lucy Foulkes

Depression

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How to decide whether to take antidepressants

They’re controversial yet they help countless people. To see if pills are right for you, these are the questions to ask

by Stephen Lawrie

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

Fear and phobia

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How to overcome a fear of heights

Humans are wired to avoid vertiginous places, but if this fear gets in the way of life then exposure therapy can help

by Poppy Brown

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

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

Anxiety

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How to deal with troubling thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are a common and disturbing symptom of anxiety. Cognitive behavioural techniques can help

by Nick Wignall

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

Swimmers diving off a diving board

Change and self-development

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How to motivate yourself to change

Change is hard, but it’s possible. Use motivational interviewing techniques to build your confidence, and take the plunge

by Angela Wood & Ralph Wood

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