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What to do when your child won’t access therapy

We often hear from parents and carers who are struggling to get their child to access therapy. Take a read to find out ways you can encourage your child to reframe their thinking.

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....

Expert by Experience, Ronnie Pinder discusses the current situation

BLOG: The Retreat's Expert by Experience, Ronnie Pinder, describes how he is coping with the current situation and his family's safety as an autistic person A week before the UK went into “lockdown” I was in a large supermarket, struggling to catch my breath but still...

How SATs make me feel: A blog by Molly-Rose

Molly-Rose, age 11, shared with us her thoughts on the pressure of SATs and how it makes her feel in this blog.

Exam Stress: A Guide for Parents and Carers

We understand that exams can be a stressful time for both children and their parents. Read more about how to cope with this stress in our blog.

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.

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...

What is Anxiety?

What is Anxiety?

Most of us will have experienced a difficult or stressful situation which has provoked feelings of panic, anxiety, and fear in us. These feelings are completely natural in that they help us prepare to respond to danger, and they tend to be infrequent. However, if you...

What is loss and what does grieve feel like?

What is loss and what does grieve feel like?

Bereavement and loss are a universal experience, although it happens to us in different ways and affects us in different ways. Losing a loved one when they die, or suffering the loss of a relationship, financial security, an opportunity, or one’s health can all mean...

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