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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 holidays.

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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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
I wanted to share my story because I've been dealing with an issue for 18 years that has been a huge part of my life, and since travelling around Asia I've been putting more focus ...
Posted by
SANE
12th Dec 2017
My daughter finally got me to hospital. She had rushed up from London to Gateshead to be met by her father, a quivering wreck, and a gaggle of police hovering around me in the kitc...
Posted by
jackmarsden
11th Dec 2017
Over the last few years I have been working hard on being kind to myself. It was only after I sat down at the beginning of this journey and wrote down my thoughts,that I realised I...
Posted by
SANE
11th Dec 2017
I really love the run up to Christmas, more than the actual day to be honest! I love mince pies, decorations, fairy lights, trees with angels on top, socialising, smiles ... laught...
Posted by
SANE
11th Dec 2017
A woman is at the centre of this. Inevitably. Or rather, two women. Or maybe three. Perhaps, ultimately, even four. But that’s a story for later. Safe to say, my world was cr...
Posted by
jackmarsden
09th Dec 2017
I have battle scars.  And these imperfections are a part of who I am.   They are not a marker of my weakness. Nor are they a sign of the defeats I have suffered along the way.  The...
Posted by
SANE
08th Dec 2017
Twenty years ago, I was a successful teacher, a professional singer and had an all round fantastic life. Then suddenly everything fell apart. I became part of a system of psychiatr...
Posted by
mummydrury
04th Dec 2017
When holidays come around it is a large relief that one finally has the time to unwind and spend quality time with love ones. This is an awesome way to make yourself happier as the...
Posted by
logic640
03rd Dec 2017
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