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Cyberbullying

Article by Sannah Malik With access to smartphones, the internet, and the majority of children/teenagers utilsing social media’, cyberbullying is a growing public concern. Cyberbullying can be defined as an intentional aggressive act to inflict psychological harm on another individual, repeatedly, through digital technologies and online mediums (Hinduja & Patchin, 2014). Victims of cyberbullying may […]

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Overthinking

Overthinking is when we dwell on something, a problem, school work, or just getting through the day and doing all that needs to be done. At times it can feel like there’s a swarm of bees inside our head, each vying for attention. Over-analysis or having too many things going at once increases stress, and […]

Nadia Hussein Talks about living with Anxiety

Nadia Hussein recently spoke to the BBC about living with anxiety and allowed access to how she was seeking treatment and how she was personally facing her anxiety. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=993862907671471 The most poignant quote for me was:“Living with anxiety is probably one of the most lonely and most isolating things to have because you are your […]

Weez Project All Right Simon Armitage Loneliness

All Right?

Thanks to UK Northern Rail for allowing us to show this video depicting poet laureate Simon Armitage’s poem, All Right? This time of year can be a particularly lonely time. If you’re worried about someone, don’t forget to ask them if they are all right. It can make all the difference. Video of the poem […]

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Managing the Festive Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the song goes, and it can definitely be a period of joy and comfort. Christmas can also be a very difficult time for people facing any mental distress. Loneliness, sadness, worry and self-doubt can easily creep in. At this time of year it’s even more important […]

Kindness

Kindness is good for you and for others, and spreads general well-being. I love the quote from this BBC article: ‘Be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. It doesn’t matter.’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50266957