Knowledge hub: Mental health

Everything we do is about mental health. These articles explore specific issues, approaches and research that can be useful to understand from a mental health perspective when implementing ACT.

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ACT in the workplace

Recent statistics reveal that a significant proportion of British workers, specifically around one in six indi ...

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Addiction and ACT

What is addiction? Addiction is a complex condition characterised by compulsive engagement in a particular beh ...

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What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects mi ...

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Anger and ACT

What is anger? Anger is a complex and powerful emotion that is experienced by individuals in response to a ran ...

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Anxiety and ACT

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a complex and multifaceted emotional, physiological and psychological experience. ...

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Autism and ACT

What is autism? Autism (sometimes referred to as autistic spectrum condition or ASC) is a neurodevelopmental c ...

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Chronic pain and ACT

What is chronic pain? Chronic pain refers to persistent or long-lasting pain that continues beyond the normal ...

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Creative hopelessness and ACT

What is creative hopelessness? Creative hopelessness is a term used in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) ...

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Depression and ACT

What is depression? Depression is a mental health condition characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, e ...

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Eating disorders and ACT

What is an eating disorder? An eating disorder is a serious mental health condition characterised by abnormal ...

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Imposter syndrome and ACT

What is imposter syndrome? Imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon where individuals develop a deep do ...

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Mental health and ACT

What is mental health? Mental health refers to a person’s emotional, psychological, and social well-bein ...

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Mindfulness and ACT

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a practice that involves bringing attention and awareness to the present m ...

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Neurodiversity and ACT

What is neurodiversity? Neurodiversity is a concept that recognises and celebrates the natural variations in h ...

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What is OCD? OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is a mental health issue characterised by recurr ...

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Perfectionism and ACT

What is perfectionism? Perfectionism is a personality trait characterised by setting extremely high standards ...

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Phobias and ACT

What is a phobia? A phobia is an excessive and unrealistic fear of a specific object, situation, or activity. ...

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Procrastination and ACT

What is procrastination? Procrastination refers to the act of delaying or postponing tasks or activities, ofte ...

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Psychological flexibility

Embracing change for a meaningful life What is psychological flexibility? Psychological flexibility is a power ...

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Psychosis and ACT

What is psychosis? Psychosis is a complex mental health condition characterised by a wide variety of symptoms ...

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Self-esteem and ACT

What is self-esteem? Self-esteem refers to the overall subjective evaluation or perception that an individual ...

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Self-harm and suicidality in young people

Helping with self-harm and suicidality in therapy with young people is a common and challenging task that evok ...

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Self-harm, suicidality and ACT

What is self-harm and suicidality? While self-harm and suicidality can be related, they are distinct concepts: ...

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Sleep problems and ACT

What can be defined as a sleep problem? Sleep problems, also known as insomnia, are characterised by difficult ...

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Stress and ACT

What is stress? Stress is a physiological and psychological response to challenging or threatening situations. ...

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Trauma and ACT

What is trauma? Trauma refers to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience or event that overwhelms an ind ...

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