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

Why we should be making mental health New Year resolutions
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Why we should be making mental health New Year resolutions Feature

New Year resolutions often revolve around exercise and diets, but we can also use this time to boost our psychological well-being and resilience. So what kind of mental …

How to make small healthy changes to your diet without dieting
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How to make small healthy changes to your diet without dieting Feature

While fad diets might lead to fast and dramatic weight loss, they're often unsustainable in the long term. Instead, it's healthier to make small, healthy changes to the …

How to minimise the risk of a second heart attack
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How to minimise the risk of a second heart attack Feature

If you've already had a heart attack, you're at an increased risk of having another. But taking control of your own heart and blood vessel health can significantly …

How to manage your drinking during a locked down Christmas
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How to manage your drinking during a locked down Christmas Feature

It's easy to overdo it with alcohol without realising you are when you're under lockdown - and it can be difficult to say no to drinks when you do see your loved ones ( …

COVID-19 - coping with loneliness this Christmas
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COVID-19 - coping with loneliness this Christmas Feature

Christmas can be a difficult time. Although many of us see the holiday season as a time to spend with family and friends, it can also exacerbate feelings of loneliness. …

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