Mental Health

Making It Through The Holiday Season When You Have Anxiety: 7 Hacks

Whilst we are all snoodled up in the Ditch the Label offices with hot chocolate and gigantic scarves, we know that this time of year can be a bit tough on those of us who struggle with anxiety. The prospect of a lot of food, a lot of people, too much time spent inside and

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A Guide to Overcoming Stress – Stress Reprogramming

When you’re going through a stressful situation, it is often really difficult to remove yourself from it and to see everything for what it really is. When there are multiple things happening all at once, it can become really overwhelming and tricky to figure out a way forward. Here’s our guide to overcoming stress through

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The S.A.D Truth about the “Winter Blues”

The winter blues… As the dreary weather sets in, the days get shorter and the nights colder. You might start feeling a little worse-for-wear in the emotional department. You may also experience tiredness, fatigue, not wanting to leave the house, changes in your appetite, sleep problems or anxiety – the list goes on. It’s easy

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7 Things Only You Will Understand If No One Is Around To Hang Out With You During the Holidays

So the most magical time of the year is finally upon us and here at Ditch the Label, we couldn’t be more excited. But, we know this year might be a little different. Well, we think that we should always be able to laugh at ourselves when we get stuck in situations like this, which

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Keeping Your Eating Disorder Recovery on Track at Christmas

Christmas can be a challenging time in your eating disorder recovery. There is a lot of pressure to socialise, eat in front of others, and a large focus on meals and snacks in almost every home. It is not something to fear though, and you have already come this far in your recovery journey.  This

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5 Things Your Body Does When You Have Anxiety

Anxiety is not just in your head, even though it might feel like it. It actually comes from the fight, flight or freeze response, which humans evolved to have in order to survive. Modern life means we are not often at risk of being attacked by a bear or a wolf, but the response is

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Top Tips for Re-Building Your Confidence After Bullying

When you are being bullied, things like self-esteem and confidence take the biggest knock. We know this from the years of research we have undertaken in our most recent Annual Bullying Survey and from a decade of talking to young people like you. We know people internalise the mean comments and try to rationalise why

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Ups and Downs: How to Navigate the World After Depression

Dealing with life after depression is not always straightforward. You might feel like everything should be back to how things were before straight away, but this journey is not linear, and you could feel frustrated that life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows now that you are doing a bit better. That’s why we’ve got this

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Mental Health Crisis Toolkit

If you are currently feeling suicidal or are worried about somebody else, click here for information on how to get support in a mental health crisis. What is a Mental Health Crisis? Having a mental health crisis can mean different things to different people. It’s important to remember that mental health issues are not cookie

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Feeling FOMO? Here’s how you can deal with it

FOMO. Fear of missing out. Whilst it is thrown around a lot on social media when you see some pals living their best lives and you are stuck at your Aunt’s birthday, FOMO can actually be a pretty difficult thing to deal with if you get it too much. Double booking, over booking, feeling guilty

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