Self Harm On the Rise?

Maddy Lykourgos, trainee psychologist, writes about rising issues with deliberate self-harm In recent news you might have seen the headlines about an increase in deliberate self-harm in our society. The reported increase appears to be specifically around the adolescent and…continue reading

How do I talk about my depression?

How do I talk about my depression? Statistically speaking, depression is one of the most common mental health problems in UK society. So, what makes it so difficult to talk about? In the UK we’re probably most recognisable for our…continue reading

Do I have an anxiety disorder?

Do I have an anxiety disorder? The term anxiety disorder covers a whole range of conditions including panic, phobias,  OCD, social anxiety and even PTSD. In the UK, an estimated 1 in 4 people each year will experience common mental…continue reading

Millenials and Mental Health

Millennials and Mental Health: Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos discusses the barrier between millennials and mental health services… There has been an increasing amount of attention brought to how millennials deal with everyday life stressors, and they’re often labelled the…continue reading

Mental Health Awareness week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 (14th-20th May) Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos promotes Mental Health Awareness Week... This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is stress and how we cope with it. Naturally, stress impacts our state of mind,…continue reading

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorder (PD) The term ‘personality’ reflects an individual’s set of characteristics that determine how they behave, think and feel. For those affected with PD, it can affect the way they develop both their relationship with others and themselves. It…continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

Why Can’t I Keep My New Year’s Resolution?  Blue Tree intern and aspiring psychologist Maddy Lykourgos describes the pressures of a new year and the dreaded resolutions… Happy New Year from your team here at The Blue Tree Clinic! It’s…continue reading