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Blogs by Caroline


We are delighted to share a selection of blogs written by our supporters that communicate their experience of mental health.

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Are you overthinking?

07 Dec 2021 , by Caroline

Are you overthinking?

Christmas can be an overwhelming and stressful time for everyone and can lead many to overthink. But for those who have an anxiety disorder, the anxiety at Christmas can be extremely difficult to cope with. The following blog reminds us that perfect isn’t real and being here is good enough. 

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Oh for stuck’s sake

10 Nov 2021 , by Caroline

Oh for stuck’s sake

It’s a nearly universal human experience to feel stuck at some point in life. Whether in a career, relationships, or even in identifying the next goal — most people will feel stuck at some point. However, it is important to remember to show yourself compassion and kindness during these times …

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It’s OK to admit you’re struggling, especially to yourself

22 Nov 2020 , by Caroline

It’s OK to admit you’re struggling, especially to yourself

I think it’s ok to say that this year, no matter who we are, or where we are, or what our background is, we are finding things tough. They may not be the same things, but in some way or another things for all of us have been a struggle …

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The myth of the brave face

31 Oct 2020 , by Caroline

The myth of the brave face

How do you break the mindset of putting on a brave face when asked how you are? You open up and talk.

I haven’t written anything for a few weeks now. It isn’t because I couldn’t be bothered and it wasn’t because I was too busy. It was because, well, …

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Fight, flight or focus?

12 Oct 2020 , by Caroline

Fight, flight or focus?

I’m not going to lie, but things at the moment just seem to be going from bad to worse. And it’s not just me being an Eyore, and having a melancholy outlook, they really are, and it just feels a bit rubbish at the moment.

This isn’t going to be …

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Comfort for all of us

10 Oct 2020 , by Caroline

Comfort for all of us

At the beginning of lockdown I tuned in to what seemed like every news item and every daily update from Westminster. But as this year heads into winter it’s not surprising now that everyone has had enough of 2020 and is getting weary.

With all the uncertainty, I was thinking …

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No labels, just feelings

27 Sep 2020 , by Caroline

No labels, just feelings

Talking about mental health isn’t easy, but it definitely matters. Mental illness still has a lot of stigma attached to it, despite the growing focus on mental health in recent years. The stigma surrounding mental health can prevent us from recognizing when we need to reach out for help.

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Hold on

20 Sep 2020 , by Caroline

Hold on

This year is barmy isn’t it? And the longer the year goes on the more song lyrics take on a more real meaning for me.

For example the news these days – it’s getting to the point that each day the news is getting more awful, more surreal and I …

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You do you

06 Sep 2020 , by Caroline

You do you

“Do not compare yourself to anyone else” is, I think, one of the greatest bits of advice we need these days. But it is almost an impossible challenge not to.

In the old days before the Internet it was hard enough. Growing up wanting to have the latest trend in …

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What if thinking was an exam?

30 Aug 2020 , by Caroline

What if thinking was an exam?

I feel so sorry for my son at the moment. He will be starting his exam year and already he is revising for a maths test. I am totally, completely useless at maths. My help and knowledge will be, well to be honest, no help what so ever. But, I …

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