Health

Here be dragons

Debi Gliori experienced her first terrifying bout of depression in 1984. Three decades on, and through many more years spent in the grip of depressive illness, her beautiful book Night Shift has emerged.

Baby bumps

The physical aspects of pregnancy are easy to list, says Cariad Martin, but what about the ways it alters your mind?

My cast life

Early detection and treatment of hip dysplasia (DDH) is vital to prevent lives being blighted by disability, pain and early hip replacements, says Natalie Trice, founder of DDH UK.

Sportswomen to watch in 2017

Women’s sport is going from strength to strength – and about time. We asked our Jen Offord to point out the names we should be looking out for this year.

It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… Public Speaker

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she looks to the podium for inspiration.

Spread a little happiness

Marie-Claire Ashcroft is a Happiness Ninja. Dotty Winters isn’t sure what that is but she wants one.

Diary of a fat lass: Having myself a guilt-free little Christmas

Feeling crappy in head and body has prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers. This week, she’s soaking up some Christmas spirit(s).

It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… Naughty Elf

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she’s going backstage.

Just for the girls?

The FA has issued guidelines on how to help women become interested in football. Jen Offord managed to put down her compact mirror and scented bib long enough to a look.

Out on a limb

A bionic hand in five days? How awesome is medical science? Here’s Leonor Stjepic, CEO of medical charity RAFT, on some of the innovations we can look forward to next year.