anxiety

We shouldn’t teach children about mental health

Is it necessary for children as young as eight to understand mental health? I’m not convinced, having worked with children…

Is too much sugar causing anxiety in men?

Men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, according to new research…

Can probiotics treat depression? This study suggests yes

Probiotics could relieve the symptoms of depression, according to research published in the journal Gastroenterology. The study, at McMaster University…

The joy of giving up the internet for Lent

Like many great love stories, ours ended on a train. A stranger tapped me on the shoulder to ask if…

birds

Just looking at birds may help to keep you happier

The more birds you see on any given afternoon, the less likely you are to be stressed and anxious, according…

Poor mental health raises risk of physical diseases in later life

New research published in the online journal PLOS ONE suggests that depression raises the risk of arthritis and digestive diseases,…

A massage to India

Our Spa Inspector feels like royalty out the Ananda Spa near Rishikesh

I couldn’t escape anxiety — then I learned to run from it

Last year I went through a rough patch. I felt constantly anxious and despondent. I struggled to see the point…

iPads ‘as effective as a sedative’ in calming children before surgery

New research suggests that allowing children to use iPads before surgery is at least as effective at lowering anxiety as…

Ten ways to care for your mental health

Did you know about a quarter of British adults have a mental health problem every year? Anxiety, stress and depression…