As if by some Halloween nightmare, the coronavirus has come back to haunt us with a second lockdown. And whilst it was inevitable to some extent, it has left us all feeling disheartened at the delay and disruption of moving forward in this pandemic. Second lockdown brings it’s own challenges. This time round we have […]Read More
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.
I don’t know about you but I have been my worst critic throughout my life and fallen into patterns of negative self-talk about how I look, what I’m doing and who I am. Throughout my teenage years especially I was horrible to myself. I’m not perfect and I’m sure I was horrible to other people […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Once a mental illness comes into your life, it becomes a lifelong companion. Some days are better than others, most days are better than the darkest ones, but there’s still light and shade.Read More