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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. January's theme is New Year, New Focus.

Share your thoughts/experiences with the SANE Community here.

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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Calm the wind, soothe the rain, bring forth the sunlit day. Unleash the thoughts that cloud my mind, and help me find my way. Undo the harm that nestled there, the thorns that grew...
Posted by
SANE
05th Jan 2018
I am a graduate. I am married and live in a nice house. I have a good job with my own office. I have a good social life. I have wonderful friends and family. I am a fully functioni...
Posted by
hsivills
02nd Jan 2018
I’m 24 and I’d happily retire tomorrow. For anyone that knows me that’s a shocking statement and very out of character. I was the girl that was born wanting to go...
Posted by
hsivills
02nd Jan 2018
It’s that time of the year when we naturally look back on what the last year brought us, and we look forward to what we hope the next year will bring. I love a goal, and I th...
Posted by
hsivills
02nd Jan 2018
“The problem with verbal abuse is there is no evidence,” Marta shared. She came for help with a long-standing depression. “What do you mean lack of evidence?&rdqu...
Posted by
hilaryjacobshendel
27th Dec 2017
By Rocky Poole, aged 18 Why is mental health shunned and brushed under the carpet? Why do we bury our heads in the sand when asked about our mental health? Why are we embarrassed t...
Posted by
Admin
22nd Dec 2017
There are many myths and “shoulds” about how families and holidays should be: Families should love each other. Families should get along. Holidays should be fun. Realit...
Posted by
hilaryjacobshendel
21st Dec 2017
Oh Jesus. An institution. All I saw at the end of our 240 mile journey to the other end of the country, was a long anonymous grey block of concrete, low level buildings. The Priory...
Posted by
jackmarsden
18th Dec 2017
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
The 1997 National Survey of volunteering defines volunteering as: An activity which involves spending time, unpaid, doing something which aims to benefit someone (individuals or gr...
Posted by
SANE
12th Dec 2017
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