Be kind to yourself

If there are any positives at all to be taken from the current pandemic, one of them must surely be that the stigma around mental health issues is finally showing signs of lifting. People are starting to be more open about their struggles, because in some shape or form, we are all struggling. The challenges of the last year are taking their toll, and with experts forecasting a historic surge of mental health problems, we are now being encouraged to proactively look after our own mental wellbeing, as well as that of our children, friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. The important thing to know is that there are simple steps we can all take to look after our mental health; here we’ve put together a selection of articles and resources to help you do just that.

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Mental Health Resources

Browse our mental health content including guidance on the best nutrients for mental health, natural solutions you can implement, and recent research into brain function, mental health and COVID-19. You can also visit our full collection of articles focusing on mental health to learn more.


 

  • Stress: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Stress plays havoc with health and is a major risk factor for many of the chronic illnesses we are faced with today. Health problems ranging from depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disease to IBS, type 2 diabetes, chronic fatigue and many more can all be linked to stress. In fact, it is difficult to overemphasise the negative health effects of chronic stress. Senior nutritionist Sarah Sharpe talks through how we respond to stress, ways to manage it and key nutrients to supplement with when you're experiencing stress.

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Health Professional Resources

Learn about HPA (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal) dysregulation, and the wealth of research behind key nutrients which can help to support a balanced stress response. We'll be updating these educational resources for health professionals over the next few weeks so be sure to check back!

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If you or a loved one are struggling at the moment, don’t hesitate to seek further advice from one of the many charities out there whose mission it is to support those in need.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/