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Why you need to stock up on brain food

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Great advice on brain food and how it can help your children develop optimally...

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What we’ve learned about mental health from watching movies

Zethu Sithole

Mental illness can be an issue that is hard to understand and even harder to talk about, but ...

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PMS and moodiness: Is it all in your head?

Zethu Sithole

Though studies have proven that a woman’s menstrual cycle doesn’t affect her cognitive function, what about the emotional ...

Men and Depression:

Depression: Why men struggle to seek help & how to recognise symptoms in your partner

Claire Warneke

Men and depression: October is mental health awareness month. While this topic is certainly far less ‘taboo’ than ...

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Can young children REALLY suffer from depression? Kuziva Mtawarira says ‘yes’

Claire Warneke

“The biggest myth about childhood depression is that it doesn’t exist,” says Psychologist and Director of The Beast ...

Change your finances with the power of positive thinking

A4W Contributor

While not everyone is an eternal optimist, research has shown that a positive outlook is not just good for your ...

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Dealing with that “anxious feeling” in 5 steps

A4W Contributor

 It’s World Mental Health Day on 10 October, and in the spirit of this very important day to ...

Duchess Kate meets with varsity students to discuss mental health & Covid-19

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Duchess Catherine paid a visit to the University of Derby to discuss the mental health support new undergraduates ...

How to limit your debt stress (and protect your mental health ) when a financial crisis hits

Carla Oberholzer

#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth2020: Debt stress is NOT beneficial for your health. Research proves this, and many South Africans can confirm ...

How my addict-partner manipulated me

He charmed everyone & made me feel like I was crazy – How my addict-partner manipulated me


Over the course of our relationship he obviously binged on alcohol and did stupid reckless things, but he ...

5 Things you can do to cope better with anxiety

Don’t be ashamed: 5 Things you can do to cope better with anxiety

A4W Contributor

Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger, the body’s automatic fight-or-flight response that is triggered when you feel ...

Are you stressed or traumatised?

A4W Contributor

Worry, anxiety and stress over the pandemic, the lockdown and everything that has come with it is the ...

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Pets play an important role in mental health support 

A4W Contributor

Pets are recognised the world over as companions to help people with mental illness cope...

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Keep calm – it’s the secret to ageing well

The Conversation

The long-term effects of stress are not only apparent in memory: recently it has been shown for the ...

Why you, me and Lizzo are totally #bodygoals

Zethu Sithole

Here are three reasons we are completely on board with Lizzo’s version of body goals...

Diary of a junkie: Progress, not perfection

A4W Contributor

Recovering addict Mel Harris shares her story: a story of progress and not perfection...

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Are you suffering from insomnia?

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Increased stress, anxiety and disrupted routines are seeing many people around the world struggling to hold on to ...

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Viewpoints: Should euthanasia be available for people with existential suffering?

The Conversation

Existential suffering refers to an individual experiencing a lack of meaning or sense of purposelessness in life. Such ...

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You should be eating more bananas… but not too many

A4W Contributor

For all their goodness, bananas are packed with calories and could leave you bloated and gassy if you ...

Lack of travel is affecting our mental health! Here’s how to boost your mood & help SA’s tourism industry

Claire Warneke

Not only did the coronavirus pandemic affect our pockets, but global lockdowns also had a major effect on ...

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