This is our first guest blog and it’s written by my son Aiden Aitken. Yes, I was once the mother with the awful smoker’s cough. While I was risking killing myself with the cigarettes I was smoking, I was killing myself in my son’s mind,...

As a trauma specialist and therapist, it hit hard when I heard my cousin had taken his own life this morning. He hung himself and was found by his mother, that’s all I know at present, we’d lost contact as families sometimes do. Of course, I...

The danger of measuring yourself against others is that you will inevitably end up feeling bad about yourself and therefore disillusioned with your own life. Comparing yourself to others isn’t helpful in that it focusses you on somebody else’s life and can leave you feeling...

When one parent leaves another, it’s because the relationship between them has broken down in some way. It’s an issue concerning the adults in the relationship and the fact that it is no longer working; it is not about the children but sadly this is...

Do you ever feel like a fraud? Do you feel like you could be caught out at any moment and that you don’t really belong? Or do you feel that you don’t really deserve your accomplishments, job or status and that any day your friends...