Friendships

What To Say To Someone Who Is Being Bullied

Do you see someone else being bullied? Or maybe it’s a friend of yours being picked on? We know sometimes its really hard to know what to do, the best way to go about fixing it or how to comfort them after it has happened. If you know somebody who is being bullied, it’s important

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Dissociative Disorder – What it is and how to help someone with it

When the mind is under intense stress it can dissociate as a way to cope.  If someone has experienced physical, sexual, or emotional trauma in the past then it’s possible that their body and mind dissociated in the moment.  Dissociation is a normal response and can help the mind switch off from the very scary

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Banter or Bullying?

We all engage in a bit of friendly ‘banter’ with our mates from time to time but do you know when to stop? Banter can be described as playful teasing between friends, usually an equal and generally funny exchange. Whether it’s at school, at home between siblings or in the locker room, there will always

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Nobody 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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7 Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety

Everything you need to know about social anxiety We live in an age of anxiety. With a combination of countless disasters in the news whilst being bombarded by constant ads, it comes as no surprise that the number of people in the UK being diagnosed with anxiety is at an all-time high. In ordinary, everyday

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How to Tell If Someone Needs a Friend

Sometimes people just need someone to talk to, someone to trust and confide in, someone to spend time with and talk through their favourite things. Sometimes, we all just need a friend. So how can we tell if somebody needs a friend right now? Here’s six ways. 1) They get stuck on the negative side

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Being Rejected Your Biggest Fear? Here Are 7 Things You Need to Know About It

Rejection is one of those crappy things that everyone has to go through at some point in life. Unless you are currently living a dream where you are going through the universe followed by the word ‘Yes’ everywhere you go, it’s pretty certain that at some point someone somewhere has told you ‘No’. Whether it’s

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10 Ways to be an LGBT+ Ally

Today is all about getting rid of prejudice and spreading the love for everyone! So, we thought we would celebrate by giving everyone a bit of a guide on how to an ally to the community! According to Ditch the Label research, only 43% of young people identify as ‘traditionally straight’ and 76% of people

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How to Talk to Your Mates About Mental Health

It’s World Mental Health Day! We know that talking about yours can be rough and pretty scary, so we have come up with this quick guide about how to talk to your friends about mental health. Talking to your pals about anything remotely serious can sometimes be a bit of a tall order, especially when

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10 Annoying Things That Only Your Best Friend Gets Away With

There are times in life when your best bud will do something and you’ll sit there and think “if anyone else did that, I’d be so annoyed right now”. That’s not to say your best friend doesn’t annoy you – that’s probably why they’re your best friend – but somehow they seem to get away

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