Looking After Your Mental Health Whilst Self Isolating

I’m about to go into my eleventh week of isolation and I’m not sure where the time has gone. My day-to-day life has completely changed and I still haven’t managed to find routine or purpose and I think this is similar to many people like me that are no longer working at the moment. I […]

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A Fresh Start

This blog was born in 2014, it has gone through a series of changes where I have changed themes, types of posts and it has grown with me as I have changed and matured over the past 7 years. I felt that it was time for a switch up, I got stuck into a bit […]

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Mindfulness for Mental Health

Mindfulness is something I have been practising in my daily life for around a year now. It’s all about being present in the moment, using techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises to become aware of our feelings but also get our minds to switch off when things are getting too much. At the start of […]

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Mental Health at Christmas

Almost everybody has an opinion on Christmas, it’s a bit like Marmite… You love it or you hate it. Personally, I love Christmas and everything that comes with it, however, I do find it overwhelming. The added pressures of spending money, fitting everything into a schedule and ensuring you are keeping everybody happy. I sat […]

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#WorldMentalHealthDay

Today is World Mental Health Day and I wanted to write a blog post about the CALMtown initiative, set up by the former mayor, Tim Drye, pub landlord Phil Pope and Methodist minister Matt Finch. The ‘campaign against living miserably’ campaign aims to address all aspects of mental health and well-being and I first came […]

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Guest Post

This post is a little different from my usual content! Nathan Brown has written a guest post below on the concept of popularity and the effects it can have on mental health and well being. I hope you enjoy! Popularity… what is it good for? Absolutely nothing! We all grow up. That much is certain. […]

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A Chat with Love Not Hate Illustrations

Libby Mae Ford, otherwise known as @lovenothateillustrations started her illustration Instagram in the hopes to raise awareness surrounding mental health and with her main mission in mind. spreading love.  I spoke with her about her illustrations and her beautiful creations as well as got my hands on some of her goodies from her latest product […]

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – Panic Attacks

I remember my first panic attack well, the main reason for this is that I thought I was going to die. My chest hurt, it felt heavy, my heart was beating rapidly and I felt overall unwell. I called 999, explained my symptoms and found myself going to the hospital. I felt quite stupid once […]

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – Body Image

This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, it runs from the 13th – 19th May 2019. This years theme is how we think and feel about our bodies and our body image. The theme this year is an important one, body image is something which is being spoken about more frequently and […]

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