August 7, 2017

What makes spring-time so special?

New beginnings. A fresh start. New hope. The word “spring” reminds us of greenery, freshness and optimism; a new burst of well-being.  It has much to do with the literal emergence from a cold, wintry space into a fresh and greener place. But is that all there is to it? SAD no more Scientists say spring may be more than skin-deep. “It’s a hopeful time for people,” explains Edward Mackey from the Mind-Body Institute of Applied Psycho-physiology. In Psychology Magazine, he writes: Spring can signify new beginnings.” It’s also a time where sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can be…
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June 4, 2015

Dealing with the blues after your exams

WHAT! You’ve just finished exams and you’re not happy – how could you be feeling this way? For many, the end of exams signals the beginning of fun, relaxation and being stress free, but sometimes you feel worse than you did during your exams. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Let us help you understand why you feel like this. (more…)
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May 10, 2014

Eat right to beat the blues

It’s natural to feel a bit down from time to time, but if you find yourself feeling sad or lonely a lot of the time, then it could be a sign that you’re battling with depression. It’s a mental health condition that’s still taboo for many people, but it’s important to know that it CAN be treated and overcome. (more…)
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