Depression

Depression can often be brought on by life stress, or by a sudden loss, such as relationship breakdown or the loss of a job.  It is characterised by low mood, pessimistic thoughts, hopelessness, poor sleep and the thought that life is not worth living.  People with depression are often also anxious; they can feel restless and irritable, worried that they have too much to do but unable to settle to any task.  They may also feel so low and unable to do anything that they stay in bed and stop doing even the smallest tasks. Read more

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Self Confidence

Low Self-Esteem or Self Confidence – I accept myself because I’m alive and have the capacity to enjoy my existence. I am not my behaviour. I can rate my traits and my behaviour, but it is impossible to rate something as complex as my ‘self.’

Self-esteem refers to how good we feel about ourselves.  Most people feel that they do reasonably well most of the time, though self-esteem can fall with a mistake or failure in some particular area.  However, some people suffer with low self-esteem, the feeling that they are of lesser worth than others. Read more

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Anxiety

Anxiety is the feeling you have when you think that something unpleasant is going to happen in the future. Other words such as feeling ‘apprehensive’,
‘uncertain’, ‘nervous’ and ‘on edge’ also provide a good description of feelings linked to anxiety.

This is completely normal and something that all human beings experience from time to time, when faced with situations that are difficult or threatening. Read more