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Beloved me: find time for self-love

Struggle & success

by Mina Kakaiya This Valentine’s Day, recite a love poem to yourself! I am love I am beloved  I am me I am enough  For some of us, Valentine’s Day can evoke feelings of lack of love, acknowledging the loved ones in our lives, or those we found, lost, had to let go of, or […]

I am Luca,

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by Luca Jiminez de Laiglesia Imagine being a boy trapped in girl’s body and not being seen for who you are. Imagine having to put a price on feeling comfortable in your own skin, feeling like your body doesn’t belong to you. I am Luca. Less than a year ago, I went by the name […]

A story of self-harm

True stories

by Jean Howell I didn’t feel ready to grow up and leave school at 16 and was too embarrassed to talk about it with anyone.  In my family we didn’t share our problems. I ended up taking on my  Saturday job in retail – a job I didn’t like – full-time because I didn’t know […]

New Year, new challenge!

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Ever thought about doing a challenge to fundraise for your favourite mental health charity? Hugo Chittenden is doing just that for Young Minds by going to Everest base camp with Charity Challenge. Hugo says: ‘It’s a great way to keep the mind focused, challenge yourself and gain confidence while supporting a great cause.” Young Minds (one of our partners) […]

Be whomever you want to be

True stories

In this vlog, Linda Mbagwu talks about the challenges she has had with depression and anxiety, which spurred her into finding out more about how trauma in the past can affect our present.  “While it was the worst period of my life, it has turned out to be the best thing to happen […]

I saw a light in a new day with woodworking

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by Robert Johnson Now when I remember, the storm of emotions pulls my body into a loop and I am able to relive everything. However, I am out of the storm – at least not totally caught. I did many things to get over depression and forget the bad feeling that was following my every […]

Make Yoga for Kids as Easy as ABC

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By Puravi Joshi Before I embarked on my 200 hours yoga training, I actually already qualified to become a Childrens’ yoga teacher – I knew that the difference I wanted to make in the world however small had to start with kids. According to The Mental Health Foundation, 50% of mental health problems are established by […]

Body and Mind

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The importance of Physical and Mental Wellness By Leanne Thompson You are probably aware that keeping physically active can have several benefits for physical health. If you start to include some form of exercise in your life each day you can reduce the risk of developing health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer […]

Moving After the Loss of a Loved One

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By Lucille Rosetti If you have grieved the loss of a loved one, the idea of moving to a new environment with fresh opportunities could be on your mind. Embracing a new way of living after death, is a great way of moving forward rather than moving on. Here’s how to go about making a permanent change […]

What is Perimenopause and Menopause?

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  Katie Phillips, self love coach and Head Talks ambassador, wants to prove that menopause can be a very positive experience! She says most women suffer through their menopause because it has been the ‘white elephant in the room’ for too long. Katie is joined by women’s integrative health and wellbeing coach, Tanith Lee, and Sandra Peat, co-founder of SuperHuman, to discuss and share their experiences […]

Did Menopause Push My Mum to Suicide?

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Katie’s Story Earlier this year I discovered I was in peri-menopause. Only glitch? I was only 43.  I was experiencing a myriad of physical ailments and discomforts – painful acne, horrific night sweats, mood swings, brain fog, lack of inspiration, super heavy and irregular periods, tiredness and a frighteningly low mood which was starting to […]

Tips to Be Well In Tough Times

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Head Talks was delighted to partner with Sarah-Ann Macklin on her Be Well Collective event in the build-up to London Fashion Week, to provide mental and physical support for models during this stressful time. We wanted to share some of the recommendations from the expert panellists with our community, as they are helpful for everyone, […]