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Co-parenting after divorce

Co-parenting after divorce You’re not on your own if you’re finding co-parenting after divorce difficult – as with all parenting – there is no manual.  Separation and divorce can be incredibly stressful, and even more so when there are children to consider. As parents, we seek to keep children safe, but when separation occurs, this [...]

Co-parenting after divorce2022-01-19T10:58:49+00:00

I Hate Christmas. I Love Christmas.

For every *480 people that will type in ‘I love Christmas’ into Google or Safari this month, over 1600 will type in ‘I Hate Christmas’. It’s okay to love Christmas, and it’s okay to find it a little tricky emotionally. The problem comes when you find it so hard that it impacts your life negatively. [...]

I Hate Christmas. I Love Christmas.2022-01-11T13:52:58+00:00

How to Prevent Loneliness in 5 Steps

Did you know that 45% of adults feel lonely at some point in their lives? That’s 25 million people, according to the campaign to end loneliness. If half of us feel lonely at some point, it makes sense to know how to help ourselves when we need the company of others and how to support [...]

How to Prevent Loneliness in 5 Steps2021-11-17T11:47:28+00:00

What is dramatherapy?

What is dramatherapy? When a person’s mental well-being starts to suffer, it’s natural to seek help from a therapist. Therapy, however, can be delivered in many ways, and the creative therapies, such as dramatherapy, can prove to be instrumental in rebuilding mental health as effectively as talking therapies alone.  What is dramatherapy? Whether you consider [...]

What is dramatherapy?2021-10-22T11:19:17+01:00

Relationship breakdowns

Relationship breakdowns Whether you are arguing with your loved ones, finding it difficult to communicate at all, or feel that you’re on a different path -- relationship breakdowns happen, and it can feel overwhelming and painful. At the AoC, we’ve had an increase in calls to the centre concerning relationship breakdowns, and we’re here to [...]

Relationship breakdowns2021-09-22T11:20:10+01:00

Can’t eat? Eating to excess? Eating disorders revealed

Can’t eat? Eating to excess? Eating disorders revealed At the AoC Trust, we’ve been receiving many calls for support from people struggling with food, whether that’s not being able to eat and digest food or emotional eating to excess.  Firstly, you are not alone. The AoC Trust is here to help you if you feel [...]

Can’t eat? Eating to excess? Eating disorders revealed2021-08-24T13:13:27+01:00

11 million days lost due to work-related stress

11 million days lost due to work-related stress When 11 million days are lost to work-related stress each in the UK, you would have thought that it’s understood, but it’s perhaps one of the most misunderstood areas of mental health. Work-related stress might start as a feeling that you can’t cope, that the work is too demanding [...]

11 million days lost due to work-related stress2021-07-15T11:27:47+01:00

Social anxiety — why it’s okay and how to cope

Social anxiety -- why it’s okay and how to cope The AoC Trust predicts some awkward half-hug-pat experiences as we all try to adjust to the eventual relaxation of social distancing. You expect us to meet people in close contact and hug soon? Really? Some of us aren’t even ready to go to Asda yet. [...]

Social anxiety — why it’s okay and how to cope2021-05-12T11:38:20+01:00

The social dilemma: social media as an accelerator for addiction

The social dilemma: social media as an accelerator for addiction Yet again, Netflix has got us gripped as some of us watch The Social Dilemma in a bid to fend off boredom on an evening. But unlike other movies and series, The Social Dilemma has hit a nerve for many -- making us check our [...]

The social dilemma: social media as an accelerator for addiction2021-04-23T14:28:14+01:00
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