Lydia Smith

Lydia Smith

Freelance Journalist

Lydia Smith is an award-winning journalist and feature writer who has written extensively on women's health, mental health and human rights. 
She had worked for national newspapers and magazines, including The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman, Stylist, NetDoctor, Refinery29, Vice and others.

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Recent articles

How to deal with back to work anxiety
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How to deal with back to work anxiety Feature

It's a scenario many of us have experienced. The holiday we've been looking forward to for months is drawing to a close and as we pack our suitcases, anxiety about …

How to take care of chapped lips this winter
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How to take care of chapped lips this winter Feature

The winter months can wreak havoc on our lips, leaving them dry, flaky and sore. It can be extremely uncomfortable and irritating, not to mention unsightly. So why …

How to cope with a fear of childbirth
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How to cope with a fear of childbirth Feature

Every pregnant woman will have some degree of concern about what childbirth will feel like, how they will manage and what might happen. For some, though, the fear …

How a sports injury can affect your mental health
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How a sports injury can affect your mental health Feature

When it comes to sports injuries, we're most likely to focus on the pain and how it affects our physical health. But injuries can also have a profound impact on our …

Does hormonal contraception affect fertility after you stop taking it?
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Does hormonal contraception affect fertility after you stop taking it? Feature

Many of us use contraception for years, so we can have more control over our lives and decide if and when we want to get pregnant. If you have decided you want to start …

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