25 Feb 2024
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Health Parenting

Dwarfism and moving to Stockholm

“Why Sweden?” – This is usually the very first question anyone ever asks me when they find out that I’m Scottish and my fiancé is also Scottish. It seems like moving to Sweden without having a Swedish partner or job is not the normal thing. I find this a confusing attitude, I mean, why not?

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Expat Support General Counselling

Expat Counselling: The Art of International Friendships

In this month of Love and Friendship YLC’s mental health writer Lysanne Sizoo looks at the ways in which internationals connect with other, and how they can keep their friendships happy and healthy. The human need for social connection and friendship is deeply rooted. Some people experience it stronger than others. While some seem designed […]

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Expat Support: Fika with Mumm

It’s a noun, it’s a verb and it’s synonymous with a great many things. That’s right, we’re talking about fika! Want to join?

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Community Expat Support General Counselling

Expats and Mental Health: Why Identities Change Abroad

This week YLC’s mental health expert Lysanne Sizoo discusses how our sense of identity is challenged when we move to another country… and how we can use it to our advantage. Photo: Marko Kudjerski/Flickr (file) Have you noticed that the way in which you introduce yourself to others has changed since you moved abroad? Where before […]

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Community Expat Support General Counselling

Expats and mental health: Finding the fun in failure

YLC mental health expert Lysanne Sizoo looks at the topic of failure; the fear of which looms large in every expat’s life.

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