HEALTH: Holler It is a brand new wellbeing platform, available 24/7

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The platform has launched to offer support for those struggling to cope with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Holler It is a brand new wellbeing service for businesses to support customers and employees facing mental and emotional health issues. Launched by Lily Gupta, it comes after the World Health Organisation [….]

LEZ BE SAFE: Staying well while staying in

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A note on looking after yourself and others while practising social distancing BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES ANDREA PIACQUADIO It’s all a little surreal out there, isn’t it? With everything that’s going on in the world right now, it can be difficult to distance ourselves from the constant – somewhat necessary – chatter of the multiple talking [….]

MENTAL HEALTH: How well do you sleep? 💤

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“Sleep is the unsung hero for our mental health” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE How well do you sleep? And how does your sleep affect you day-to-day? Conversations like these are, thankfully, set to come to the fore in 2020 as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is announced as Sleep. Taking sleep as a [….]

Elle Mills: “People tell me I helped them come out as bi”

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The YouTube superstar talks body image, breakdowns and becoming a bicon In our October issue, YouTube sensation Elle Mills has a heart-to-heart with DIVA’s Sophie Griffiths. In this juicy, jam-packed interview, Elle opens up about everything from her bisexuality to her very public breakdown. Here’s a taster. Elle on… Mental health “It’s a topic that’s [….]

Focus on lez/bi mental health this National LBT Women’s Health Week

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LGBT charity London Friend launches new services in bid to improve mental health and wellbeing of LBT women BY KATE MARTIN Look at any research on mental health in our LGBT communities and it will tell you the same – we experience much higher rates of depression, anxiety, stress and other common mental health issues [….]

Ladybones: A one woman show about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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“I wrote this play because I wanted to show OCD on stage in a truthful way” BY SORCHA MCCAFFREY  When I was a little kid I used to wake up my mum to check she hadn’t died in the night. My head was full of intense worries and patterns and numbers and routines.  Fifteen years [….]