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Helplines and Contact Details for the Christmas Period

There are many things that can make us feel low or hopeless and these feelings can come and go, but it’s important to take them seriously. If you are having thoughts of suicide, are harming yourself or have thoughts about self-harm, it’s important to tell someone....

The Impact of Breast Cancer – How Psychosexual Therapy Can Help

Here at The Retreat, we understand how the diagnosis of breast cancer can be a traumatic, life changing event and has a considerable psychological impact. Read more about how we can help with this in our blog.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is one of the most effective ways to build mental strength. Learn more about how you can incorporate mindful activities into your life in our blog.

The Menopause – how therapy can help you to manage its effects.

The Menopause. An inevitable part of life, or a seemingly never-ending ordeal? At times, it can feel like both – but if you are one of the lucky ones that don’t experience a host of debilitating symptoms, then it is unlikely you will relate to much of what I have to say here.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and how can it help?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based talking therapy and is one is one of the recommended interventions for anxiety and depression.

International Stress Awareness Week – What is stress and how can we help ourselves when dealing with it?

Stress is our emotional and physical response to pressure. We feel stressed when we have too many demands, and have too few resources to cope.

World Values Day 2021

World Values Day is on 21st October this year. Its aim is to increase the awareness and practice of values around the world.

ADHD Awareness Month: ADHD diagnosis for older adults

By Kathryn Lewis, Assistant Psychologist In recent years, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received increased recognition and understanding. Generally, people are moving away from thinking of ADHD as a “naughty boy syndrome” towards a better, more...

ADHD Awareness Month: My experience of living with ADHD

October marks ADHD awareness month and with the aim of sharing what it is like to live with ADHD, a neurodevelopmental disorder which can affect both children and adults, one of our Assistant Psychologists in the Adult Neurodevelopmental Service, Helena Fitzpatrick,...

Is my child’s behaviour good or bad? Perhaps it isn’t either, maybe it is just adaptive?

How can you help your child to cope with change and new experiences? Many of us have recently experienced the shift to the routine of school and work life after the Summer Holidays. This big transition can often be bumpy and moving from holidays to routine, and the...
World Values Day 2021

World Values Day 2021

World Values Day is on 21st October this year. Its aim is to increase the awareness and practice of values around the world.

What is Stress?

What is Stress?

Stress is one of the most common mental health problems in the UK. In small amounts, stress can be beneficial and even keep us safe. However, prolonged, or intense stress can negatively impact our relationships, work performance, and mental health. Commons signs of...

What is Depression?

What is Depression?

All of us will have experienced times of feeling low, due to difficulties and disappointments in life, work, and relationships. However, some people struggle with longstanding feelings of sadness, numbness, or low motivation for long periods, which can significantly...

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