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What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem is your estimate of your own self-worth. It’s the confidence you have in yourself and your own abilities and the amount of respect you treat yourself with.   Your self-esteem has a huge impact on the quality of your life.  What does healthy self-esteem look like? If you have healthy self-esteem, you have a solid …

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What causes social anxiety?

Social anxiety is a condition that causes sufferers to experience incapacitating fear around social situations.  If you suffer from social anxiety, something as simple as answering the phone or speaking to a checkout assistant can trigger an anxiety attack.  Social anxiety is a complex disorder that doesn’t have a single, easily-explained cause. However, in this …

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7 tips to calm down when you’re angry

Everyone gets angry – it’s a natural human behaviour.  But when anger manifests in an aggressive way, scaring others, your children, or even yourself, you may need support in learning to control it.  Take a look at our tips below to get more control of your emotions. Learn your early signs If you find yourself …

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4 simple habits that will improve your confidence

Self-confidence is an essential ingredient to a happy and healthy life, but it’s often hard to find.  And when your confidence leaves you, it can sometimes feel like you’re never going to get it back.  However, there are plenty of simple things you can do to get back to feeling like yourself.  And while there …

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4 tips for dealing with money worries in your relationship

It might not come as a surprise to you that, according to a recent study by the legal firm Slater and Gordon, money worries are the biggest reason married couples split up. In fact, the survey revealed that 23% of couples had argued with their partner about money in the last fortnight. A lot of …

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How to tell if you have depression: The 9 most common symptoms of depression

Depression affects different people in different ways. And without the support of a professional, it’s often hard to tell the difference between sadness, which is a healthy emotion everyone feels in response to bad things that happen in their lives, and clinical depression, which is a mental health issue you don’t need to suffer through. …

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5 ways to bring more calm into your life

  A major part of anxiety is worrying – negative thoughts and emotions running through your mind relentlessly, with seemingly no end in sight.  Whether you worry about something realistic (financial concerns) or hypothetical (often starts with “What if…”), worrying can quickly consume you and impact every aspect of your life.  It can also affect …

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5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

Low self-esteem can affect anyone, at any time, and it can often go hand-in-hand with other mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.  Whether it’s a long-term condition or just a string of recent setbacks that has made you think negatively about yourself, follow these self-care tips to get back to feeling like yourself …

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Supporting ex-servicemen and women, their families and carers

We are pleased to announce that we’re partnering with Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) on a project supporting ex-servicemen and women, their families and carers here in the North East. For some ex-service personnel, especially those who need more support, the road to care can seem complicated and inaccessible. The Northern Care Coordination Partnership (NCCP) …

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Why am I not happy with my life?

Sometimes we feel unhappy and have no idea why. It can leave you feeling like you have a hole in your stomach that you’re unable to fill. You may try to find ways to fill this hole through retail therapy, changing jobs, ending relationships or by trying to do as many tasks as possible in …

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Circular discussions

There are times when we feel as though we’re stuck in a loop when we talk to someone. We keep having the same discussion again and again without any resolution. If your conversations look like the diagram below, this is where you can take control of the situation and get something meaningful out of it …

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What’s the difference between anxiety and depression?

With one in four adults in the UK experiencing a mental health condition each year, we’re beginning to come across the terms anxiety and depression more and more in our daily lives. But what’s the difference between them? In this article, we’ll walk you through what both anxiety and depression can feel like. We’ll also …

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January and February are the peak times for couples filing a divorce

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Teachers Need Help…

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Are you dreading your child starting school?

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Five Steps…To Feel Good – Children and Young People

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Presenteeism – What is it? And is it real?

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My wife is going through the menopause – what do I do?

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Meet Kieran – The Office Junior, Suffering From Grief

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Meet Norma – the Call Centre Worker, Struggling With The Menopause

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Meet Wendy – Steve’s Daughter

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Meet Sally – The CEO, Who’s Tired Of Staff Problems

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Meet Olivia – The HR Manager (postnatal depression)

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Meet Ellie – The Receptionist

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Meet Colin – The Team Leader Who Lacks Communication Skills

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Meet Steve – The Admin Worker

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Meet Ryan – The Apprentice

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NECS Supports Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 #BeingOurselves!

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Accountants suffer mental health issues

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Managers causing mental health problems at work?

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NECS Works launches to help business owners and their staff

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Read the signs of mental illness in your workforce

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Coping with a workplace death

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Stress in the workplace

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Dealing with bullying in the workplace

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Executive Director at Coutts

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Employees not getting enough sleep?

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Who can you talk to if you’re stressed at work?

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Is your profession causing work-related stress?

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Five Steps… Self-Care for Carers

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It’s Carers Week 2017

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NECS appoints Chair and Business Development Manager

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Family issues most troubling for children and young people

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The benefits of counselling in schools

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Rising Numbers of Young People Seeking Support For Mental Health Issues

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Do you have unreasonable expectations of people?

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How do I communicate? Part 4 of 4 self-help guides from North East Counselling Services

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Exam time – hints and tips to help your kids

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How do I know if I need counselling?

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It’s just me being me. Part 3 of 4 self-discovery guides from North East Counselling Services

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