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Unplugging from the Digital World: How to Disconnect from Apps and Reclaim Your Life

In today’s world, it seems almost everything has a digital component. From socializing to shopping, apps have become an integral part of our daily lives. While these tools can be convenient and beneficial, it is important to recognize the potential pitfalls associated with excessive app usage. In this article, I will explore the psychological research … Read More

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Unravelling Internalised Homophobia: Understanding and Addressing Our Own Prejudices

As we navigate our way through life, we often face challenges that are deeply rooted in our own perceptions and beliefs. One such challenge that has a significant impact on the LGBTQ+ community is internalised homophobia. In this article, I aim to explore the concept of internalised homophobia, its impact on mental health, and how … Read More

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Culture shock: the difficulties of starting a new life abroad

Culture shock is a term used to describe the feelings of disorientation, confusion, and anxiety that can arise when someone moves to a new country or environment that is vastly different from their own. It is a common experience for people who move abroad, and can be caused by a variety of factors including language … Read More

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Emotional Abuse: spotting the signs and knowing what you can do

Emotional abuse is a type of abuse that can take place in any environment – at home, school, or work. It is important to understand that emotional abuse is not limited to romantic relationships or parent-child relationships, but can also occur between friends or colleagues. Despite being difficult to recognise, it can leave deep emotional … Read More