An incensed reader asks schools to try harder. OMG! OMG! OMG! The photo below was snapped in one of my local secondary schools. In case you can’t read the small print, girls are being encouraged to work out whether their body shape is most like an apple, a pear, an hourglass or a rectangle. Thanks. […]
A mum's perspective on what it's like living with her daughter's eating disorder.
Charlotte’s Helix seeks to support a global initiative to unlock the genetic code of anorexia nervosa. Many of us will know of someone who has suffered, or is still suffering, from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. What you might not know is that the risk of developing an eating disorder is largely genetic and its […]
Never complain about your body, as it’s the one you will wish you had in ten years time! I have just washed my jeans and they are hanging up on a drying rack looking alarmingly small. I think they must have shrunk. I fear the only way to get back into them will be by […]
Monday 18th January 2016 was officially Blue Monday. Dee’s advice from 2014 holds true. According to a number of newspapers and advertising campaigns, Monday 20th January is the most depressing day of 2014. According to some other newspapers and advertising campaigns, ‘Blue Monday’ has already happened. According to many of my friends, Blue Monday happens […]
How a jar of marbles can help us work out what is important this year. Of course, as it’s the New Year a lot of us are thinking about our goals, but I challenge you to back up a bit first. Spare a few minutes to think about what really matters in your life. I […]
The personal trainer lists the benefits of sleep. There seems to be some perverse thinking that tells us that we are all such ‘superwomen’ we don’t need to sleep for long, that sleep is for the feeble and the weak. The ‘plenty of time to sleep when I am dead’ approach to life. Let me […]
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. But as Sheila explains, talking about depression is the first step on the road to recovery...
The Mind 2015 General Election Campaign... demanding access for all to NHS talking therapies.
What they are, how to access them and how they could change your life.
Loneliness comes in a variety of shapes and sizes – yet there is always one thing in common: it’s incredibly painful. Here's what you can do.
We’re on this planet is to be happy. Can’t argue with that, can we?
Hey, my name’s Sophie and I first started self-harming when I was 10. I’m now 14 and I’ve been clean for 3 months already which is a massive deal for me. If you’re going through this you probably feel like it will always be this way; no matter how much people tell you it’ll get […]
OK – that’s not a big deal you say – but let me tell you it is – basically I am a Guardian reader – its the backdrop of my life – I learnt how to be a feminist (and how to move on) and just about everything else from The Guardian, in fact, the […]
Depression can come and visit us any time in our lives. It's time we talked about it.