Mental Health

Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed
Life in lockdown
Expert’s view

Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed

Psychologists have had a unique opportunity to study the effects of social isolation
6 Apr 2021
How schools can support children’s mental health
Children at Epsom College
In Depth

How schools can support children’s mental health

The best have helped their students to build resilience during the challenges of the past year
10 Mar 2021
Elections make us miserable, global study reveals
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Getting to grips with . . .

Elections make us miserable, global study reveals

Research spanning 24 European countries finds that polling days cause dissatisfaction to rise by 16%
1 Mar 2021
Global Covid pandemic responses have made other diseases worse
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In Depth

Global Covid pandemic responses have made other diseases worse

From mental health to cancer, a medical history expert explains the hidden damage caused by Covid-19
26 Feb 2021
Is social media bad for your mental health?
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In Depth

Is social media bad for your mental health?

Girls’ dramatic decrease in mental wellbeing ‘linked to heavy social media use’
27 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: one in five cases trigger psychological illness
Two elderly people wearing face masks are reunited.
In Depth

Coronavirus: one in five cases trigger psychological illness

New study finds that one in five patients infected with the virus go on to suffer from mental disorder
16 Nov 2020
Britain home to the ‘unhappiest teenagers in Europe’
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In Brief

Britain home to the ‘unhappiest teenagers in Europe’

Charity says ‘modern life’ and ‘exam pressure’ is driving down life satisfaction
28 Aug 2020

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Lasting impact: how Covid damages the human brain
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In Depth

Lasting impact: how Covid damages the human brain

New research suggests coronavirus complications may include stroke and psychosis
26 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: practical tips for avoiding cabin fever
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In Depth

Coronavirus: practical tips for avoiding cabin fever

Drawing up a family contract and earmarking different zones in your home can help with isolation and anxiety
18 Mar 2020
Surge in suicides by UK veterans of Afghan war
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In Brief

Surge in suicides by UK veterans of Afghan war

Government expresses concern as 14 former soldiers kill themselves in two months
2 Mar 2020
City traders call for shorter working hours
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In Brief

City traders call for shorter working hours

UK and European exchanges urged to cut trading hours to 9 to 4 in bid to improve work-life balance
8 Nov 2019
Why are Britain’s mental health hospitals being criticised?
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In Depth

Why are Britain’s mental health hospitals being criticised?

Patients with learning disabilities endure ‘horrific’ conditions, say MPs and peers
1 Nov 2019
Medicinal cannabis ‘does not help depression and anxiety’
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In Brief

Medicinal cannabis ‘does not help depression and anxiety’

New research review suggests use of the drug can worsen psychotic symptoms
29 Oct 2019
The happiest and least happy places to live in the UK
Ribble Valley
In Depth

The happiest and least happy places to live in the UK

Residents of Ribble Valley in Lancashire now have even more reason to smile
24 Oct 2019
Can you teach ‘mental toughness’?
Mental toughness
In Depth

Can you teach ‘mental toughness’?

Schools have a considerable interest in fostering such positive attributes, argues psychology professor
16 Oct 2019
The impact Brexit is having on Britain’s sex life
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In Brief

The impact Brexit is having on Britain’s sex life

Vote to leave EU has caused a spike in anxiety, splits, divorces and sexless couples
2 Aug 2019
Why is hay fever so bad and is there a cure?
A woman with hayfever blows her nose
In Depth

Why is hay fever so bad and is there a cure?

Sufferers face runny noses and watering eyes as grass pollen season begins
28 May 2019
Five ways to combat information overload
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In Depth

Five ways to combat information overload

Here are The Week's top tips for coping with the stress and strain of the 21st century
10 May 2019
How the NHS is failing children on mental health
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In Depth

How the NHS is failing children on mental health

Major new study finds level of provision for young people in UK ‘lags far behind’ other EU countries
29 Apr 2019
Why antidepressant prescriptions have doubled since 2008
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In Depth

Why antidepressant prescriptions have doubled since 2008

De-stigmatisation, social media and even Brexit cited as factors in rise
29 Mar 2019
High-strength cannabis linked to psychosis
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In Brief

High-strength cannabis linked to psychosis

New study says one in ten first-time psychotic disorders may be linked to strong drugs
20 Mar 2019
How Brexit is affecting mental health
Suicide is the number one killer of British men under-40
In Depth

How Brexit is affecting mental health

Uncertainty surrounding UK’s future is having worrying effects on the nation’s psyche
13 Mar 2019
What is esketamine and how does it treat depression?
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In Depth

What is esketamine and how does it treat depression?

Spray containing ketamine-related chemical hailed as ‘breakthrough’ but side effects spark concerns
8 Mar 2019
Momo challenge: what is it and how did the hoax begin?
Momo challenge
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Momo challenge: what is it and how did the hoax begin?

Whatsapp ‘suicide challenge’ branded a hoax by children’s charities
28 Feb 2019
The real reason British teenagers are so unhappy
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In Depth

The real reason British teenagers are so unhappy

Authors of Taming Childhood? claim helicopter parenting and a lack of risk is stifling children
25 Feb 2019
Fact check: does mindfulness improve mental health?
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In Depth

Fact check: does mindfulness improve mental health?

Schools in England will be teaching the practice to children and teenagers in a major new trial
8 Feb 2019
Is screen time safe for children?
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In Depth

Is screen time safe for children?

Chief medical officers issue eight-point guide for parents
7 Feb 2019
Instagram egg stars in surprise mental health advert
This egg is now the most liked image on Instagram
In Brief

Instagram egg stars in surprise mental health advert

The humble speckled egg beat Kylie Jenner to become the most-liked post on Instagram
5 Feb 2019
Why people with anxiety struggle to manage their emotions
Mental health
In Depth

Why people with anxiety struggle to manage their emotions

Simple actions can help people loosen the influence of negative thoughts
28 Jan 2019
What to expect from Kate Middleton’s Chelsea garden
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In Brief

What to expect from Kate Middleton’s Chelsea garden

Duchess of Cambridge’s entry focuses on connection between nature and mental well-being
16 Jan 2019
Two men jump from Humber Bridge minutes apart
Humber Bridge
In Brief

Two men jump from Humber Bridge minutes apart

Unrelated pair thought to have leapt to their deaths less than 50 metres apart
3 Jan 2019
TalkRadio host Iain Lee saves suicidal caller
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In Brief

TalkRadio host Iain Lee saves suicidal caller

Presenter kept overdosing man on line until emergency services found him
21 Dec 2018
Why are so many young people suffering from anxiety?
Mental health
In Brief

Why are so many young people suffering from anxiety?

Childline says number of youngsters seeking help for stress has soared
7 Dec 2018
Mental health crisis for retired rugby union players
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In Brief

Mental health crisis for retired rugby union players

New data reveals major issues for those who have left the professional game
7 Dec 2018