The surprising effects and impact of marijuana

The surprising effects and impact of marijuana

The more common side-effects of smoking marijuana include increased appetite, laughing, scrambled senses and, in some cases, heightened anxiety. But did you know there are some lesser known effects of the drug as well?

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UK businesses are struggling to cope with the growing mental health crisis

UK businesses are struggling to cope with the growing mental health crisis

A new study has revealed that Britain’s businesses are struggling to cope with the increasing number of mental health issues in the workplace.

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Depression has become the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide

Depression has become the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), depression has become the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.

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How much is social media really affecting our mental health?

How much is social media really affecting our mental health?

A new survey carried out by the American Psychological Association (APA) has revealed that nearly half of ‘millennials’ fear their addiction to social media is having a negative impact on both their physical and mental health.

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Should employees be encouraged to exercise at work?

Should employees be encouraged to exercise at work?

Recent figures suggest more than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive. With rates of obesity rising fast and this leading to a number of physical and mental health problems, experts are now asking: should exercise be compulsory at work?

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Why being too hard on ourselves is bad for our mental health

Why being too hard on ourselves is bad for our mental health

Do you accept small errors or do you beat yourself up about them?

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Life Works Eating Disorder Programme

Life Works Eating Disorder Programme

To offer you an insight into Eating Disorder treatment at Life Works, we have laid out our Eating Disorder Treatment Programme below. If you are worried about a loved one, read through our guide to the symptoms of the different eating disorders.

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How to support someone with an eating disorder

How to support someone with an eating disorder

If a loved one has opened up to you about their eating disorder, it can be very difficult to know what to say to them because, naturally, you will have concerns about saying the wrong thing.

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What happens to your body when you give up alcohol?

What happens to your body when you give up alcohol?

Whether you’re having an alcohol-free month, are trying to reduce your general intake throughout the course of the year or choose to go completely teetotal, there are a lot of benefits to be had from reducing your alcohol consumption.

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Coping with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Coping with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Feeling down, irritable or tired every now and then is common during the winter months, due to shorter days, longer nights and colder weather. However, if these feelings recur every year and then subside in spring or early summer, this may be seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

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How to reduce your alcohol consumption in the New Year

How to reduce your alcohol consumption in the New Year

If you’re worried about how much alcohol you have consumed over the holidays, below are some great ways to help stay on top of how much you’re consuming.

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Is technology making people more anxious?

Is technology making people more anxious?

Advances in technology have dramatically changed the way we live our lives over the last few decades. Although this has brought about many positive changes, experts are now beginning to question whether or not technology is actually making us more anxious than ever before.

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The number of children seeking help for anxiety is rising

The number of children seeking help for anxiety is rising

The NSPCC’s Childline service has warned that the number of children who are seeking help for anxiety-related problems is rising dramatically.

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Study finds that women may be out-drinking men

Study finds that women may be out-drinking men

A new study has found that women may be out-drinking men for the first time. Experts warn the normalisation of everyday alcohol consumption is putting women at risk of long-term health issues. 

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How to cope with anxiety

How to cope with anxiety

With one in five people in the UK saying that they feel anxious all or a lot of the time, anxiety is now one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the country.

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Drug-related deaths at an all-time high

Drug-related deaths at an all-time high

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has released new data which reveals that drug-related deaths are at their highest levels since records began in 1993.

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Recognising the difference between social drinking and problem drinking

Recognising the difference between social drinking and problem drinking

Most people find it difficult to identify when ‘normal’ drinking becomes problem drinking. For example, how do you know how often is too often when it comes to how many times a week you go for after-work drinks?

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The anxiety epidemic sweeping the UK

The anxiety epidemic sweeping the UK

Anxiety is a growing epidemic affecting one in every 25 people in the UK. Around 8.2 million people now suffer with the condition, making it the most common form of mental illness amongst Brits.

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Depression and anxiety on the rise in the UK

Depression and anxiety on the rise in the UK

New data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that depression and anxiety levels amongst those living in the UK are rising.  

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Cannabis study shows decrease in productivity levels

Cannabis study shows decrease in productivity levels

A new study carried out by University College London (UCL) has found that marijuana use reduces a person’s short-term motivation to work for money.

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