HIV

Having HIV not only has an impact on your physical health, but can also affect your emotional & mental health. People can experience a variety of emotional difficulties or mental health problems after being diagnosed with HIV, such as feeling angry, feeling scared or having suicidal thoughts. Depression and anxiety are the most common mental […]

First time parents

Becoming a new parent can be an exciting and nerve-racking time, but as a new parent you may not always experience feelings of joy at the beginning. The baby blues. New mothers usually get the baby blues in the first two weeks following childbirth. This is generally regarded as normal affecting as many as 8 […]

Diabetes

There are many issues that people with diabetes have to deal with. People often worry about the self-care regime; resent the pain and monitoring of blood glucose and can feel angry, scared, guilty or anxious. People with diabetes are twice as likely to experience depression as people without diabetes. Anxiety and eating disorders are also […]

Depression

Everyone can feel down, but if these feelings last more than a few days, keep coming back frequently or start to affect your work, interests or feelings towards your family/friends, then it could be a sign of depression. Some of the symptoms of depression are low mood or sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, sleep […]

Coronary heart disease (CHD)

There are many different factors that can contribute to the development of CHD such as smoking and high blood pressure but there is also evidence to suggest that mental health problems can play a part in it too. For some people stress and anxiety may contribute to CHD and one way that this could happen […]

Emotional health and cancer

Having cancer not only has an impact on your physical health, but can also affect your emotional and mental health. Many aspects of living with cancer can be very difficult to deal with and you may find you are experiencing more negative moods and thoughts. You may feel a variety of things including anger, anxiety, […]

Anger and frustration

Anger can be caused by many different things. It can be due to feeling upset, sad, low, stressed, tired, hungry or pain. It can also be due to feeling undervalued, misunderstood, threatened or out of control. Anger can be caused by external factors that are out of our control (e.g. inconsiderate driving), or internal factors […]