85% of people agree it’s a good idea to seek counselling or psychotherapy for a problem before it gets out of hand. — Read on www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2021/8-october-attitudes-towards-mental-health-are-changing-our-research-finds/ Toni says: this is good news although I wonder how to identify that magic …

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The policy would encourage employers to give paid leave to staff if their pet dies. — Read on www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/news/19528069.calls-uk-firms-give-employees-paid-leave-pet-dies/ Toni says: The unconditional bonds we form with our pets can represent a critical part of our support networks. Their loss …

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Covid Australia: Kids as young as five getting counselling due to stress of the pandemic — Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9886969/amp/Covid-Australia-Kids-young-five-getting-counselling-stress-pandemic.html Toni says: Everyone has had it tough through this pandemic from the unstructured workaholic, the unhappily marrieds, the isolated depressed, the …

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The brutal reality of life inside a women’s prison: former inmate describes what it’s REALLY like – Liverpool Echo — Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/brutal-reality-life-inside-womens-15062695.amp Toni says: there are some sobering statistics here and an eye opening perspective. I’m interested in what …

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Click here for a BBC News story about silent retreats. “I realised that if something seems stressful, the way you see it is not the only way of looking at it.” says Gemma, a regular attendee of these retreats. Toni …

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An article appeared on the BBC News website a few days ago that caught our attention. “How Japan Came to Believe in Depression” describes how an entire society came to appreciate the existence and intractability of depression. Just by being …

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