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Kind Strangers Fund Paralympic Gold Medallist David Smith’s Rehab Fees Following Spinal Surgery

The internet has rallied around and raised thousands to help Paralympic gold medallist David Smith fund his rehabilitation costs following life-saving surgery. Smith, who is a British rower, was forced to have surgery to remove a tumour from his spine for the third time.  He is now undergoing expensive rehabilitation to be able to walk…

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Why You Should Be Naked In Front Of Your Children According To Mum Blogger Constance Hall

A mother has put out a rallying cry for parents to be naked in front of their children. Constance Hall, a 32-year-old blogger from Perth, Australia, decided to mark International Women’s Day with a Facebook post about how being naked can help your children grow up with realistic expectations about their own body image and…

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Bryony Gordon On Coming Out As A ‘Mad Girl’ And Setting Up A Mental Health Peer Support Group

Most people associate obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with simply being a “neat freak”, but in reality the condition is far darker and can leave sufferers paralysed with fear. Journalist and author Bryony Gordon, who has lived with the condition for the past 22 years, is often convinced she has inflicted harm on those she loves the…

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Love In A Hopeless Place: Meet The Couples Who Beat Desperate Situations With Devotion

In a world where violence, fear and insecurity dominate the news, one constant remains. Amid the most challenging of situations, people still manage to fall in love. “I think we can become very cynical,” says Arabella Russell, a counsellor for Relate. “When we hear ‘Love conquers all’ we can easily look at all the examples…

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