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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. The topic for August is exercise.

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I live in The Netherlands and I wrote this poem for IBT, a fantastic team that visits patients in the community in an effort to keep them out of hospital. They were amazing. It's t...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
It was so hard to reach out, to come through your door, As my fears were intense, my emotions raw; I sobbed uncontrollably, looking for something to blame, To justify my feelings, ...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
A memory once safely tucked away, far aside Is suddenly released as it’s cautiously described; An image provides focus and the words start to tumble, Locked emotions emerge, ...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
When I embarked on this journey, nearly a year ago, Of the challenges that lay ahead, so little did I know; Frightened and vulnerable, I was led through your door, Apprehensive and...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
There's no way to resist it, though I didn't want it back, No way to see through it, such vision I lack; No way to clear it, I don't have the power, No way to fight it, I simply co...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
JUGGLING – a mum’s / teacher’s life before therapy Balls of different shapes, colours and sizes, Juggled swiftly with the help of many different guises; Efficienc...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
With the help of my therapist, I have written a clear Crisis Plan as well as a document outlining my triggers, how to avoid them and ‘first aid’ to deal with it if requ...
Posted by
clairerpb
07th Jan 2018
Christmas is a season of joy for many which makes it especially hard for those suffering with mental illness. Much as they would love to, sufferers can’t switch off their emo...
Posted by
clairerpb
14th Dec 2017
Taking part in family life has been a significant challenge for me during the last year, having experienced a major depressive episode for the first time in my life. In an effort t...
Posted by
clairerpb
08th Nov 2017
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