Psychology

Researchers reveal how loneliness affects our health

Studies are showing that loneliness is a risk factor for a number of health issues. Problems like disturbed sleep and […]

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Psychologists explain why people struggle to achieve goals

A team of psychologists is shining a light on why people often make plans that are unrealistic and inevitably doomed to fail. 

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Poor sleep could affect children’s mental wellbeing

A new study has found that poor sleep could be taking a toll on children’s mental health.

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How to talk to children about natural disasters

As bushfires ravage Australia, many parents have been left wondering how to discuss natural disasters with their children.

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Meghan Trainor opens up about suffering a mental breakdown

Pop star Meghan Trainor has opened up about being overworked to the point she suffered a mental breakdown.

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The connection between worry and gut health

Worry and resulting anxiety can negatively impact our physical health, with the gastrointestinal system often experiencing distress. Functional gastrointestinal disorders – disorders that have no apparent physical cause – affect 35 to 70 per cent of people at some point in life. So how exactly does what’s happening in the mind impact how we feel in the gut?

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What is sound bath meditation?

We sat down with Brittany from Brthe to find out about the latest meditation practice that’s got everyone talking.

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Here’s how to make friends as an adult

Making new friends in adulthood often isn’t as simple as it was in childhood. MiNDFOOD looks at how to cultivate new friendships, the grown-up way.

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Study finds link between drinking tea and lower levels of depression in seniors

Could your daily cuppa help improve your mental health?

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Exposure to dogs could reduce risk of developing schizophrenia

Exposure to dogs in early life may reduce the risk of developing schizophrenia as an adult, according to new research.

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New Research Explores Connection Between Sleep and Mental Health

New research reveals good and bad news when it comes to sleep and mental health.

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James Middleton reveals sweet request

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother has a love for animals which has helped him with his mental health.

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Can raising your children with dogs support their mental wellbeing?

Studies link pet ownership to lower levels of anxiety in children.

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Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran on mental health: ‘We’re in this together’

After teasing fans yesterday, the “Gingers United” opened up to the world about mental health – and Prince Harry ensured Meghan was involved, too.

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Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran share glimpse of World Mental Health Day project

Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran have left fans scratching their heads as to what the pair have got planned for World Mental Day.

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World Mental Health Day 2019: Helping you on your mental health journey

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, and we look at the many ways you can help improve your mental wellbeing, wherever you may be on your journey.

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ARFID: What is it and how can you detect this eating disorder?

The next time you think someone is a fussy eater you may want to consider the symptoms of ARFID and the impact it has on its sufferers.

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Lie to Your Children & They’re More Likely to Lie as Adults Says Study

Telling white lies to kids could have a negative impact on their adulthood.

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Alexithymia: the thief of feelings – what is it and how can you spot it?

If you struggle to find words for your feelings, you may be one of the 13% who suffers from the mysterious alexithymia. Here’s how you can spot it.

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Artificial Intelligence equal to human ability in medical diagnosis, study shows

AI can give a correct diagnosis from a scan just as well as the expertly-trained mind, new research says.

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Emma Thompson Shares Her Tips for Better Mental Health

She’s known for her cheery, upbeat demeanour. But Emma Thompson reminds us no one is immune to mental illness.

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‘Close to breakdown’: Prince Harry’s journey with mental health

Prince Harry’s lifelong journey with mental health started without him realising, when he shut away the emotion and grief of his mother Princess Diana’s death until his late 20s. Now, The Duke of Sussex is on a quest to undo that agony by helping others who “suffer silently”.

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New eye tests could detect signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Two simple eye-tests could help doctors see Alzheimer’s coming long before the disease takes hold.

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NZ Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Everything you need to know

NZ Mental Health Awareness Week starts today. Here’s everything you need to know about getting involved and how you can get something out of the activities, events and resources on offer, no matter how big or small.

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