Mental Health

10 Quick and Easy Things To Do During a Panic Attack

Panic attacks can be really scary, especially when you don’t know what to do when one creeps up on you. We understand it’s not always easy to think clearly during a panic attack, but knowing a few basic things could help you overcome one faster, or help a friend who is having one. If you

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Feeling Lonely At Home? We’ve got a Solution

Feeling lonely is normal. Especially in 2020. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and being locked away in our bedrooms for most of Spring, and big changes to the way we can see our friends and family, loneliness is on the rise. In fact, in our latest Annual Bullying Survey, we found that 82% of you felt

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Cancelling Cancel Culture – Ditch the Label x P. Louise

You’re cancelled.  ‘Cancel culture’ is something we are all familiar with, whether it’s happened to you, or someone you follow in the public eye. For those that don’t know what it is, ‘being cancelled’ refers to the way in which media personalities are called out for mistakes on social media, often made many years ago.

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25 Small Acts of Kindness that Could Make Someone’s Day

Being kind is more important now than ever before. The news is all pretty much doom and gloom, and we’ve all been through a lot in 2020, and it’s only November. Being kind doesn’t have to be hard, and it doesn’t have to come in the form of some out of this world grand gesture

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6 Reasons Why You Should Ask For Help

When you are having a tough time, asking for help might be the last thing you want to do. Society has spent years telling us that when things go wrong, we need to have a stiff upper lip and just carry on, because someone somewhere in the world probably has it worse.  Well we think

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How to Help your Mental Health with Gratitude

We can’t lie, times are tough for everyone. Whether you’re getting bogged down with politics, coronavirus, or literally just life in general, it’s perfectly normal to feel like you’re struggling with your mental health. You’re probably feeling fed up and like you’ve tried loads of things to make it better which haven’t worked.  However, we

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Breathing Your Way Through Anxiety

Our ambassador Max Hovey talks about what he finds helpful when he’s dealing with anxiety I hate anxiety, I really F***ing do. It creates so many problems and can be such a hindrance to me in most walks of life. But the fact I have to face is that it’s just how my brain works.

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A Note to Those Who Don’t Have Friends at School – by Priya Rose Toberman

When I was first given the opportunity to write for Ditch the Label back in February, one of my first ideas was for an article like this. However, back then I had got it all wrong. This September (two and a half weeks ago at the time of writing) I started Sixth Form at a

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Helping a Friend Who’s Isolated Themselves: 7 Tips

Wondering how to help a lonely friend who has isolated themselves? Sometimes, friends can get wrapped up on what’s going on with them and become a bit distant. It can be hard to know if you should even try to help them, let alone how to help them. Plus, when the nights draw in and

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How the Pandemic Changed Me – By Joe Plumb

The coronavirus pandemic changed the way we all live and work and has affected mental health and wellbeing of the entire world.  For me, I can’t put into words how much I struggled at first. It was horrible. I felt so alone, so isolated. I felt like I was drowning in my own thoughts and

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