Why Talking About Mental Health Is Important (Even More So Now)

18th-24th May is Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK. I couldn’t let the week go passed without at least one post about mental health. Due to the current global pandemic, I feel that now more than ever it’s important to be able to open up about our mental health and not feel ashamed or judged for talking about it The Importance Of Talking About Mental Health My own mental health journey started a

We All Operate Better With A Relaxed Mind – How To Achieve That Peace

Disclosure – This is collaboration post Your brain is the most important part of your body. Everything you do in life starts with your thinking box upstairs – without it functioning to a good level, you’d be all over the place in all aspects. Because of its importance to everything in life, you need to make sure you don’t damage it in any way. Physically and emotionally, this amazing thing that holds all of your

Mental Health Awareness Week – How You Can Help

For many years society has belittled mental illness, making those who suffer from illnesses including depression and anxiety to feel that they are weak, not worthy and alone. According to a reports 1 in 4 people in the UK experience some sort of mental health issue each year. With the number of people who self harm or have suicidal thoughts has increased rapidly. This statistic shocked me. As someone who suffers with mental health issues

My Return To Social Prescribing

Last year I’d written about my experiences with Social Prescribing a service that was offered to me by my GP after speaking to them about my issues with anxiety flaring up. I had a few sessions which I had written about (you can read it here). Sadly I began to feel that they weren’t helping and I ended up cancelling several appointment. I explained to the counsellor Selena how I was feeling, she was very

When Fear, Anxiety & Dread Take Over!

Here I am sitting on our sofa with what is probably 5 day old hair and clothes whose cleanliness is somewhat questionable. in a state of what I can only describe as anxiousness fuelled with dread and fear. It is the hardest thing to explain to someone what it feels like when these feelings take over every aspect of your life. Making you think the worst in people, situations and in yourself. After starting my

My First Social Prescribing Session

I mentioned in my "Lets Talk – Anxiety" post how I had been dealing with a particularly bad bout of anxiety which forced me to seek help from my GP which was a great experience so much so I wrote about it, which you can read here.  At the appointment I was offered a referral to see a counsellor to talk about my problems with mental health focusing mostly on my anxiety.  I didn't expect to