Mental Health

If you broke your leg you’d talk about it right? See a doctor, get some rest, take it easy. Well mental health is the same. Talking about it has always made it less overwhelming and isolating for me. Take comfort in we’re all imperfect and just doing our best. Be kind.

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7 Practical things that help on a bad day

5th October 2020

When you’re having a bad day with your mental health it is hard to bring yourself out of that mood and mindset. After years of practice, I’ve thankfully managed to figure out a bank of things I can rely on to lift me out of that headspace.  As the thing is while we want to […]

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10 ways to combat feeling anxious about the future

21st September 2020

My anxiety returned this weekend with a vengeance. I’ve been quite lucky that throughout the pandemic I’ve had a routine, regular work and I’ve been healthy as have my family. But everything feels a bit more uncertain now; I’m feeling anxious due to some news we had last week at work.  When I feel anxious […]

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Do you ever overcome Depression?

11th August 2020

I’ve often wondered if you can ever fully overcome depression. At the age of 19 I was formally diagnosed with depression and told I’d been depressed for around four years.  It wasn’t a surprise, it was reassuring in all honesty, as it confirmed that there wasn’t anything inherently wrong with me. I was depressed and […]

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Being an extrovert with depression

20th May 2020

Despite the catchy title, I’ll say now that I’m more of an introverted extrovert, but it probably isn’t surprising that when I had depression I didn’t know what it was and didn’t understand it until several years later.

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