Watch as the UK comes together to #ClapForOurCarers

Last night, thousands of us around the country came together to clap for those on the frontline of the Coronavirus outbreak: the NHS medical staff treating patients, the carers, support workers and all key workers at this time.

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Supporting mental health during COVID-19

During stressful times as these, it’s more important than ever to look after your mental health and make it as much of a priority as your physical health.

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Improving understanding this Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, but it’s a condition that is still largely misunderstood, even by those living with it.

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Maintaining healthy relationships during Sexual Health Week

It’s Sexual Health Week and the theme of this year is consent: a topic that underpins all conversations about relationships and sexual health and wellbeing. We take a look at healthy relationships, and how to maintain them.

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The science of study sleep

Teachers and parents are forever banging on about the importance of a good night’s sleep – and none of us are getting enough of it. But did you know that getting sufficient snooze time can make you more energetic, even-tempered and help your exam performance? Rachael Fulton spoke to Dr Linda Russell, otherwise known as The Sleep Lady, for some top tips on getting seriously good shut-eye to improve your study time With the exam period looming, catching a good night’s Zs has never been so important. Not only does great sleep improve your mood and concentration, it gives your brain time to digest all the information you’ve crammed in there, whether you’re…

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Yoga! Do you know your baby cobra from your pigeon?

  Yoga is an ancient Hindu discipline which involves adapting specific poses with the body and incorporating breathing control followed by simple meditation. It is widely practiced for health and relaxation and has been proven to significantly boost physical and mental wellbeing. A lot of people have a warped view of yoga as a route to fitness – many think it is for airy fairy hippies and won’t make a drastic difference to their health. Then why is it so popular? I’ll admit that before I tried it I was in the same boat, thinking it was gentle exercise for…

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TOP 5: simple pleasures

Today is International Day of Happiness. Yes, that’s right – a day to feel positive, to smile at strangers and skip down the street if you feel that way inclined. While this UN-established day might seem a bit daft, looking on the bright side of life does have its benefits. According to research carried out by University College London back in 2011, happy people live longer – even if you’ve got additional health problems and worries. More importantly, we’re all entitled to be happy and content with our lives. If the rain outside and essay deadlines and getting stress from…

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