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Put A Hat On!
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Put A Hat On!

In these divided times, it’s nice to have something that we can all relate to – step forward, the common cold. The sneezing, headaches and perpetually runny nose are symptoms all too familiar to the majority of us at some point during the year. In fact, there’s a good chance that some of you reading…

Young Children and Anxiety: What Can You Do?
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Young Children and Anxiety: What Can You Do?

A little over a year ago our pediatrician handed me a phone number and said “it’s time”. The phone number was for our local Mental Health Access team, and she was referring my daughter for further assessments. At the time my eldest was only three years old, but we had known for a long time that she had many behaviors that pointed towards anxiety.

5 tips to beat Hayfever
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5 tips to beat Hayfever

Hay fever – the allergy that leaves 18 million of us in a sneezing mess, and the rest wondering how a warm summer day can cause such strife. As we reach the peak of hay fever season here are some tips (and some myths!) for how avoid the symptoms and enjoy the sun. 1.  Rid…

How does exercise affect mental health?
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How does exercise affect mental health?

Some people meditate to relieve stress, whilst others turn to hobbies such as cooking, travelling and knitting. The mind-body connection is so significant that what we physically do with our body can impact our mental state, and vice versa–what we think and feel can affect our biological functioning. So it should come as no surprise…