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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. December's theme is mental health during the holiday season.

We advise before submitting your blog to save your entry on a Word document - in case any technical issues arise. If you are experiencing issues, please email your entry to fundraising@sane.org.uk.

You are also welcome to share your experiences on our Support Forum. Join/log in here.

Remember, if you're in need of support, our confidential services are always here.

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Exercise has become part of my daily routine and, more importantly, a tool for managing my anxiety and depression. We all know the importance of exercise for our physical health, b...
Posted by
SANE
15th Aug 2018
I really struggle to exercise; however, yesterday I was reading a pamphlet that said that exercise can be good for you in general but especially after a major loss. (I recently los...
Posted by
SANE
15th Aug 2018
You start flipping through your Instagram and Facebook accounts. You see friends and work colleagues sporting a tan, drinking wine, and enjoying themselves. However, you are stuck ...
Posted by
SANE
20th Jul 2018
Unlike it is for most people, summer isn't my favourite season of the year. However, there are many of aspects of the summer which are great. For my first blog for Sane, and in the...
Posted by
SANE
12th Jul 2018
Many people are going away on summer vacation, and for some people going far away is not an option. So here are five ways to beat the summertime blues. Pamper yourself: take a hot ...
Posted by
SANE
09th Jul 2018
What exactly is motivation?  What does it mean to us, the multitudes of people who hear this word in different contexts, every day, every minute, every hour of our lives – ei...
Posted by
SANE
09th Jul 2018
Summer.  I always look forward to it.  I don't think I have ever been psychotic in the summer.  Christmas is the time to be psychotic. The tinsel and glitter of the season which ma...
Posted by
SANE
06th Jul 2018
As I sat at my desk checking my emails that morning I received a newsletter talking about the #LetMeTalk campaign. I thought it was a wonderful idea to get people talking about how...
Posted by
SANE
28th Jun 2018
If you have read my article, When I lose Motivation: five Suggestions to get back on track, you know that one of the suggestions I offered was to have a support system. Before you ...
Posted by
SANE
28th Jun 2018
Here lately I have been losing my motivation. So here are my top five suggestions that I use to get my motivation back. Make a to-do list: For me I make a small list. Up to five it...
Posted by
SANE
21st Jun 2018
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