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Pay it Forward – The mental benefits of volunteering

April 28 is Pay It Forward Day, a global initiative that seeks to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world. One way to get involved with #Payitforwardday is to volunteer. Studies show that volunteering can have many positive implications, not only for those you help, but also for your own mental wellbeing.

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Virtual Assistant – Breathing exercise

Claire is a virtual assistant, designed by the Suicide Call Back Service. Using artificial intelligence, Claire can support you in getting the help you need, finding information and self-help resources that can help you address your needs. Claire also has a pre-loaded breathing skills program to help you feel calmer if you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

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Coping after large scale tragedies

When news of large scale tragedies break, the emotional impact can be difficult to deal with. Constant discussions at work and exposure to ongoing media coverage can make you feel unsafe, anxious, or powerless. View our seven tips to help you or your friends address these feelings so they don’t impact your daily life.

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Help for suicide emergency – CATT (Crisis Assessment and Treatment Teams)

Made up of psychiatric nurses, social workers psychiatrists and psychologists, Crisis assessment and treatment teams (CATT) are based at your nearest local major hospital, and provide help during mental health emergencies.

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How to help when a friend is overwhelmed and not coping

Do you have a friend that is overwhelmed or struggling to cope? Having reached out and asked how they’re going, they’ve admitted they’re not coping well, but what next? Read our advice on how you can help a friend that’s overwhelmed.

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Supporting Work Colleagues

Take the time to support your work colleagues. They may be struggling, becoming withdrawn and not coping with their workload. If they are going through a tough time, there are a few things you can do to support them.

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Struggling to cope – 6 reasons why you should reach out to family and friends

When we’re struggling to cope, talking about it with the people around us might be the last thing we feel like doing. We might think they won’t care, or that we will be leaving ourselves exposed. However, opening up to someone can often make us feel much better. Here are 6 reasons to reach out to someone close to you.

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How lived experience storytelling can help your mental health

Stories are often about people, and a good story is about something we can relate to or identify with. Understand how lived experience storytelling can help your mental health.

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The physical and mental health effects of both a good and bad night’s sleep

We often feel ‘out of sorts’ after a bad night’s sleep, yet ready to take on anything after an unbroken eight hours. Here we look at the physical and mental health effects of both a good and bad night’s sleep.

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Sticking with your new year resolutions

If late 2018 saw you take steps for change in the new year, early 2019 is all about sticking with them. Change is hard, but here are some tips on how to stick with your new year resolutions.

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