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Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, an event which has prompted a flurry of articles, blogs and posts on our emotional health and wellbeing. One which I particularly enjoyed was by Dr. Jay Watts in The Independent (link here) entitled 'Why it's impossible for lifestyle tips to cure the mounting stress young people face today'. In the article, he exposes just how toxic certain parts of our contemporary lifestyle have become and draws attention to the short-sightedness of believing that we can fix or combat this with tips or 'hacks'. Instead, he calls for real change in how we address our problems and indeed how we live our lives. This article stood out to me for three reasons. Firstly

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