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Systemic psychotherapy: What is it? And what is it like to do it?

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)e This blog is the last in a series about different psychological therapies. Fortunately for me, this one has a happy ending. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: What is it? And what is it like to get DBT? After my time in a therapeutic community, it was decided that I needed to have more intense treatment aimed solely ...

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The mental health crisis team is invaluable and it needs more funding to make it work

It can be a source of support for when people need it the most (Picture: Mmuffin for Metro.co.uk) I have been under the care of the mental health crisis team many times. The purpose of the team is to help support people in the community who are experiencing a mental health crisis, and part of that is to prevent someone ...

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Wearing your shoes indoors is one of the grossest things you could do

(Picture: Getty) Many of us have been brought up to take our shoes off the second we get home and to either don a pair of slippers or flip flops. As you grow older, you go to uni, you start to see how other people live, that habit can start disintegrate a bit. ‘There’s no standard definition of a bikini body,’ says ...

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Girl has a rare disorder that makes her sleep for 16 hours a day

Jade has Kleine-Levin Syndrome, which causes her to need several naps each day. (Picture: SWNS) We all love a long lie-in of a weekend, but for this girl sleep has become something of a prison. Jade Frazier, of Beaver Dam in Kentucky, has Kleine-Levin Syndrome, which causes her to need several naps a day. Throw out your Instagrammable copper cocktail mug, ...

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Meet the designer creating an alternative way to discuss mental health

(Picture: Mindnosis/metro.co.uk) ‘When I was 17 I became unwell, and my biggest problem was not being able to understand what was going on,’ graduate designer Sara Lopez Ibanez tells metro.co.uk. ‘I was taken to see a doctor back in Spain where I am originally from but they asked me questions I was unable to answer. Congrats, happy couples: You really ...

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If they refuse to go for an STI check, don’t f*** them

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) In a ideal world, we’d all be using condoms and dental dams for every single sexual experience, regardless of whether they’re with our longterm partners or someone casual. But alas, we are lazy humans, we like being intimate, and, frankly, dental dams are really bloody annoying. Is this the most intense sex toy in the ...

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Meet the OAP Mr Universe contestants who will put you to shame

Ted can contort his body in to shapes with ease (PA Real Life/Rob Collins) This is Ted and John. They’re two former Mr Univrse competitors who have a combined age of 156…and they’re more flexible than most of us will ever be. Bowel cancer survivor urges people not to ignore potential symptoms Ted Pollard, 75, and John Bubb, 81, say that ...

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Meat-eaters are being put off going veggie because of certain aggressive vegans, says survey

(Picture: Getty) Let’s just get this out of the way from the get-go. The stereotype of the shouty vegan isn’t true to all vegans. Clean Eating Alice reveals she’s got polycystic ovarian syndrome There are loads of vegans and vegetarians who aren’t at all preachy or judgmental, and will happily be buddies with meat-eaters and cheese-addicts alike. But there are ...

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Clean Eating Alice reveals she’s got polycystic ovarian syndrome

(Picture: Alice Liveing/Instagram) We all know Alice Liveing – AKA Clean Living Alice – for her delicious-looking meals and easy to follow training videos. Her Instagram is the original wellness inspiration board. Aggressive vegans are putting meat-eaters off going veggie, says survey If you want to know how good a few poached eggs could really be, she’s your woman. But ...

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Sexual health clinics in crisis due to cuts and so many people using them

There’s a strain on sexual health clinics, the LGA has warned (Picture: Getty Images) There’s a huge strain on sexual health services because more people are using them but there is less money in funding, local councils have said. More of us are visiting clinics, which is a good thing, but the 25% increase in demand over the last five ...

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