Mental health

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Creature comfort: why TV nature shows are good for mental health
From Planet Earth to Springwatch and beyond, programmes about animals in the natural world can soothe the nervous system and raise the spirits

Eleanor Morgan

26, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Woman killed herself after mental health worsened in lockdown, inquest hears
Coroner says Julie Sharrock, 59, ‘felt lonely, isolated and in fear of the outside’ during Covid pandemic

Tobi Thomas

25, Feb, 2021 @12:33 PM

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'Confronting': alleged elder abuse cases rise sharply in Australia amid Covid
Advocates blame a rise in ‘underlying tensions’ due to joblessness and mental health issues, and adult children returning to live at home

Else Kennedy

24, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Cake and inner calm: 10 ways to improve your mood – without exercising
Not everyone can – or wants to – look after their mental health by getting a sweat on. But there are plenty of other ways to give yourself a boost

Frances Ryan

23, Feb, 2021 @11:55 AM

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'The clouds cleared': what terminal lucidity teaches us about life, death and dementia
Just before Alex Godfrey’s grandmother died from dementia, she snapped back to lucidity and regaled him with stories of her youth. Could moments like this teach us more about the workings of the brain?

Alex Godfrey

23, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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'It feels like there's no end in sight': NHS staff on battling through exhaustion
Six healthcare workers speak about the enduring impact of the Covid crisis, even as rates decline

Molly Blackall

22, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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NHS sets up mental health hubs for staff traumatised by Covid
Forty hubs in England will field calls from frontline staff and contact those at higher risk directly

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'Painted by a madman': The Scream graffiti reveals Munch's state of mind
Inscription on painting that has been subject of debate has been reattributed to the artist himself

Lanre Bakare

22, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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The Guardian view on helping children recover: education is not enough | Editorial
Editorial: Whether or not schools reopen to all pupils in March, ministers must address wider concerns about the pandemic’s impact on the young


21, Feb, 2021 @6:25 PM

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About 7% of UK children have attempted suicide by age of 17 – study
Covid crisis will worsen mental health of young people, say experts concerned at rise in self-harming

Sarah Marsh

21, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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NHS sees surge in referrals for eating disorders among under-18s during Covid
Doctors warn of legacy of chronic illness as case numbers rise by 46% in wake of coronavirus restrictions

Chaminda Jayanetti

20, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Odette on borderline personality disorder: ‘It corrupts you from the inside out’
The Australian musician had finished her deeply personal album before she was diagnosed. Suddenly, the narratives she had based it on required a second look

Shaad D'Souza

19, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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