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It’s time to push your negative thoughts aside, and read Happymind, part of the well-being and mental health blogging community. This blog caters for all kinds of people, from those who want to adopt a healthy lifestyle, to people who may be suffering from or caring for people with mental health problems.

This well-being guide is all about making things better, whether that be through a greater

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Digital troll sentenced after 5 year online hate campaign

Robert Gooding

Dennis Robert Gooding of Elvaston Drive, Long Eaton, Derbyshire pleaded guilty to eight counts including stalking, harassment & breach of a previous restraining order and was sentenced to a one year in prison and an indefinite restraining order at Derbyshire Magistrates Court.

As well as terrorising several other unnamed victims, whose cases are still ongoing, Goodling conducted a 5 year revenge campaign against Michael Twomey, who runs

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Support workers are the backbone of any community

In previous decades, family members could always rely on their relatives to provide care and nurture. Times have changed, families sometimes fragment and the role of the support worker has grown increasingly more important.

The importance of support workers

If you want to assist a person who needs help with organising their life, or just some support in coping with the outside world and daily interactions, then this

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Reminiscing gives bigger boost than chocolate – and sex

A new study, launched on  September 2nd 2014 has revealed that anyone looking for instant happiness need simply look to their past. Of the 2,040 UK adults surveyed, an overwhelming 80% of respondents stated that they were happiest when reminiscing about old times with friends and family, with just under half (45%) agreeing that reminiscing about past times gave them a greater, more prolonged emotional boost

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New Book Explains Foreign Accent Syndromes

Foreign Accent Syndromes

What does it feel like to wake up speaking with a foreign accent from a country you’ve never visited?

In what can be a rare but mortifying turn of events sufferers can find the condition known as “Foreign Accent Syndrome” hugely devastating.

There have been highly publicised examples in the news, for example 49-year-old Kay Russell from Gloucestershire was horrified to hear her English accent be replaced

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Living in a housing association property

Finding a home may be one of the most stressful positions you will find yourself in, but you can reduce some of the issues by obtaining the help of a housing association. They will have all the expertise and knowledge to point you in the right direction.

Orwell housing 

If you live in the East Anglian region, one way of getting accommodation is to contact the Orwell Housing

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Positive Thinking Tips from Kim Wymer

Here are some positive thinking tips from Kim Wymer who is a qualified Positive Empowerment Coach and runs Positive Thinking Talks in Greater London.  Kim offers one on one sessions and works with people UK wide.  Here website is www.positivethinkingfeelinggood.co.uk

 

Write down your goals and dreams and also visualise them. We have

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Mental Health Awareness Walk Backed By Boris Johnson

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has thrown his full support behind an event taking place in the city on Saturday July 19 2014 hosted by the charity Counselling, Life Advice and Suicide Prevention (CLASP) at www.claspcharity.com.

The initiative, called ‘Walking out of Darkness’, involves a 25-mile overnight walk to Central London starting and finishing at Richmond’s Old Deer Park, and aims to raise awareness of mental

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Meditation and Anxiety

Summer’s approaching. Time to inflict upon the world pale bodies and the wobbly remnants of a hearty winter. After months of darkness, drizzle and endless helpings of mash potato, the warmth of the sun is a very welcomed arrival. The changing of the season, for most of us at least, is a time when we’re at our happiest. We undertake the annual rummage through our “stuff”

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Helping each other makes us feel good…so why don’t we do it anymore?

Helping each other makes us feel good…so why don’t we do it anymore?

Routledge’s new book, The Good Life give thought-provoking insights on consumerism and the dangers it pose to society. According to the book, unbridled self-interest, childhood traumas and lack of empathy   are compelling 21st century societies to tailspin. It warns about a forthcoming moral onslaught that threatens human potential, kindness, cooperation and altruism.

Oliver James,

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Oxbridge Less Competition For Places Than Drama Schools

drama school

Britain’s leading drama schools are nearly twice as difficult to secure places with than UK’s top universities such as Oxford and Cambridge according to revealing recent data.

The data was released by the Conference of Drama Schools (CDS) which has recently merged with The National Council for Drama Training (NCDT) to form Drama UK, a comprehensive body advocating for the highest quality drama training across the country.

Based

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