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Why Am I Self Destructive & What Does It Mean?

Why Am I Self Destructive & What Does It Mean?

Mental health is a complex element of our lives and needs to be cared for, just like your physical health. Self-destructive behaviour may be a symptom or sign of broader mental health issues and should therefore be handled with care and self-compassion. In this post,...

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How to Talk to Your Partner About Mental Health

How to Talk to Your Partner About Mental Health

Mental illnesses are a common affliction that affects approximately 1 in 4 people in England. So conversations about experiences, symptoms, treatments, triggers, and how to support someone affected should be just as common. But due to the stigma surrounding mental...

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What is Alzheimers & How To Cope With It

What is Alzheimers & How To Cope With It

It isn’t the news anybody wants. When you’re faced with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis it can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn. Our blog for World Alzheimer's Day explores more what can be done to help someone coping with Alzheimer's. It can be a very scary...

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What Are Intrusive Thoughts & How To Spot Them

What Are Intrusive Thoughts & How To Spot Them

Intrusive thoughts are not often talked about due to their taboo nature. However if you are having them they can be extremely distressing. Intrusive thoughts are thoughts that pop into your mind and can often make you imagine the worst thing possible. They are...

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How can Summer affect mental health?

How can Summer affect mental health?

Summer is meant to be everyone’s favourite season - a time when the sun is shining, our social calendar is chock-a-block and we’re all outdoors, sporting our new summer wardrobe and having fun. Right? This rose-tinted image of the season is greatly aided by the media,...

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What Is Good Mental Health & Am I Ok?

What Is Good Mental Health & Am I Ok?

We often only hear about mental health in a negative capacity, i.e. what isn’t good mental health. But, on the flipside, we don’t ever tend to hear about what constitutes good mental health. So how do you know when your mental health is good? According to the World...

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What Should I Expect From My Therapy Sessions?

What Should I Expect From My Therapy Sessions?

You may be starting therapy for the first time, or you have been before and didn’t find it as helpful as you had hoped. We know that starting therapy can be daunting and at Select Psychology we want you to feel prepared. We have come up with a guide that we hope will...

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Teacher: I’m Stressed During Exam Season

Teacher: I’m Stressed During Exam Season

There are plenty of hints and tips for students to manage their stress during the exam time. But what about teachers? The pressure is, of course, immense on teachers so here are a few tips: The first thing that you need to do is recognise it. Stress affects us all...

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Business News : We’ve Opened a Clinic in Sunderland

Business News : We’ve Opened a Clinic in Sunderland

Mental health dominates many headlines in today’s media, which no doubt has had an impact on awareness of the issues that surround it, creating a surge of people looking for help. Select Psychology, a North East based private counselling and clinical psychology...

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How our emotions are affected by the brain

How our emotions are affected by the brain

We all know that the brain is a powerful thing. But how exactly does it effect our emotions? Read on to find out.... Threat system Let us go back to the time when our ancestors lived in caves: it was important for survival and to avoid danger therefore our brains...

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How To Approach Someone With Mental Health Problems

How To Approach Someone With Mental Health Problems

We all hear what NOT TO SAY to someone who we suspect is struggling with their mental health. But what about what we SHOULD SAY to someone we believe needs help?  Start off with a simple "how are you"? Sometimes it can be hard to know what to say when...

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Is Social Media Lowering My Self Esteem?

Is Social Media Lowering My Self Esteem?

This is the fourth part in our four part series about the impact of social media on mental health. This time we look at how it can effect our self esteem. We are all are bombarded with images of utopia and a life that is unattainable to us. People put the best of...

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