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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Stop Using Self Care To Sell Me Stuff

If I see another advertisement of a candle with the caption ‘self care essential’ I am going to lose my sh*t. Self-care can be key when it comes to improving mental health and getting through those stressful times and it appears in many different ways. It has been something that has gained more and more […]

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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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