How can you help a friend who may be contemplating suicide?

There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about suicide after some high profile, seemingly happy and successful (whatever that word means) people took their own lives. Although it’s good to talk about mental health, it can also be triggering for many people who are already struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Read the full article…

How will the introduction of medical cannabis impact on the UK CBD industry?

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months you will have noticed a lot of talk about medical cannabis in the news. Earlier this year, seemingly from out of nowhere, the UK government dramatically shifted it’s thinking towards the potential medical benefits of cannabis. Currently steps are being taken to Read the full article…

Pacing is a simple concept. So why do I find it so hard?

Living with a chronic illness like ME/CFS creates many challenges. Along with the multitude of symptoms, we also have to learn to adapt to the restrictions placed on our lives and to manage our limited energy levels. The term “pacing” crops up repeatedly – “listen to your body and pace yourself”. It’s a technique designed Read the full article…

Celebrating body positivity does not equate to promoting obesity

Tess Holliday, a popular plus size model who celebrates body positivity, is on the cover of October’s UK edition of Cosmopolitan. Tess posted on Twitter; “Phew, I’m literally a COSMO Girl!” accompanied by a beautiful photo and the message; “If I saw a body like mine on this magazine when I was a young girl, Read the full article…