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Good Thinking’s latest news, advice and tips on managing your mental health plus guest blogs and personal stories from experts, Good Thinking users and communities from across London.

Results day: How to deal with anxiety, stress and imposter syndrome

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LAST PUBLISHED 2 August 2021

In this guest blog by Mhairi Underwood of The Student Room, young people get advice about dealing with anxiety and stress ahead of results day.

Blog: "Remaining connected to other trans people has been essential for me"

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LAST PUBLISHED 19 July 2021

Jodi shares their experiences of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Being queer in isolation

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LAST PUBLISHED 6 July 2021

This blog was written by MIRI, a musician and member of the Speakers Collective.

Reflecting on the challenges of COVID-19 for the LGBTQIA+ community

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LAST PUBLISHED 14 June 2021

This article was written by Keith Winestein, a member of the Speakers Collective. Keith shares his lived experience of mental health, HIV and AIDS to help others challenge prejudice and to change behaviour.

The 4 Rs of self-forgiveness

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LAST PUBLISHED 10 June 2021

This blog was written by Maaria Mahmood and Hadil Nour of the Muslim Youth Helpline, which has helped over 250,000 people since 2001.

Dealing with anxiety: Travis’s story (age 16)

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LAST PUBLISHED 18 March 2021

Travis shares his experience of dealing with anxiety

Mental Health and debt - CAP is here to help

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LAST PUBLISHED 18 March 2021

This blog was written by Andrew Whitaker, the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Regional Leader for London. With a background in finance and a passion for people, Andrew wants to see everyone across London get the chance to be free of the burden of debt. Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a UK charity determined to reduce UK poverty by delivering debt counselling, money management, job clubs, life skills groups and support for people breaking life controlling habits.

Happiness – be a good friend to yourself first

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LAST PUBLISHED 3 March 2021

This article was written by Caroline Lambie, a humanist celebrant with Humanists UK and the London coordinator of the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network.

"Imagine a world in which even cartoons for children tell boys they can’t feel upset; they must be superheroes. That was my world."

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LAST PUBLISHED 21 December 2020

Antonio Ferreira shares his experiences of dealing with mental health challenges.

Five smooth stones

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LAST PUBLISHED 21 December 2020

This blog about dealing with depression and post-traumatic stress was written by former police officer Nigel Fawcett-Jones. Nigel is now a volunteer Police Chaplain and the UK manager of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, a team of crisis trained chaplains.

Coping with stress

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LAST PUBLISHED 27 November 2020

This article was written by Paul Hurst, a counsellor, therapist and non-religious pastoral carer. It first appeared in a local magazine called Roundabout.

Carers’ week 10 -16 June: It’s time we talked about carers; time we looked after them too

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LAST PUBLISHED 12 June 2019

June 10-16 is Carers’ Week in the UK and Dr Richard Graham, Good Thinking’s Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, has been looking at the very vital and challenging role they play, and what we can do to help support and learn from them 

How can you tell if you’re about to burn out?

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LAST PUBLISHED 10 April 2019

April is #StressAwarenessMonth in the UK and Dr Richard Graham, Good Thinking’s Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, has been discovering: do people always know when they’re stressed?

World Sleep Day 15 March 2019

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LAST PUBLISHED 12 March 2019

It’s World Sleep Day on Friday 15 March 2019, so when Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking, says, “We really need to talk about sleep,” we sit up and listen

Time to Talk Day 2019: Thursday 7 February

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LAST PUBLISHED 7 February 2019

Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking, explains how the journey from listening to talking can be very personal – and that’s OK.

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