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

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Fighting the darkness

26 Oct 2019 , by tbarrow82

Fighting the darkness

I’m currently recovering from a breakdown I had about three months ago. For those in a similar situation I have recently found an amazing woman who posts hundreds of videos on YouTube regarding her own experience of a breakdown and you can send questions in to her and she will …

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Recovery: Accessing the tools to help

14 Oct 2019 , by Sammi

Recovery: Accessing the tools to help

I didn’t think I’d make it to 30. In February,  I’ll be turning 34. For years on end, thoughts flooded my head. Horrible thoughts, like:

‘You won’t ever recover from depression. It’s impossible.’

‘You’re just a burden.’

‘You won’t survive another day, let alone another year.’

Whenever I’d think about …

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How to manage nighttime anxiety

03 Oct 2019 , by KatN

How to manage nighttime anxiety

Picture the scene: you’ve had a busy day at work. You didn’t manage to finish your to-do list or get back to every email in your inbox. When you get home you’re met with life admin demanding your attention and an influx of messages from friends wanting to meet up. …

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Anxiety sucks

02 Oct 2019 , by leahmartine

Anxiety sucks

I’ve been through absolute hell and back with anxiety and depression – it really has taken over a whole lot of my life.

I can’t remember when I first started getting depression or anxiety, I must have been quite young and it just progressively got worse over the years, for …

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Boundaries – good idea but keeping them is hard!

16 Sep 2019 , by Caroline

Boundaries – good idea but keeping them is hard!

One of many the many things that can trigger my anxiety is other people. This was a revelation to discover and one piece of advice that comes up again and again to help this trigger is to establish healthy boundaries. Some boundary advice seems pretty obvious – if a particular …

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Suicide awareness and prevention

13 Sep 2019 , by M Sophia

Suicide awareness and prevention

Ever wondered what it’s like to be suicidal not receive any help when asking in desperation and then surviving an attempt? I have decided to write a post about my experience to try and open up discussion around this, still very stigmatised, uneasy topic in today’s society.

*TRIGGER WARNING – …

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Six Physical Signs of Chronic Stress

12 Sep 2019 , by KatN

Six Physical Signs of Chronic Stress

When it comes to stress, we often think of it as a mental ailment, causing us to be irritable, panicky, overwhelmed and feeling unable to cope or out of our depth. According to CIPD’s Health and Wellbeing at Work 2019 survey, 56% of respondents cited mental ill health followed by stress, as …

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The problem is you overthink everything

09 Sep 2019 , by Caroline

The problem is you overthink everything

So how do I stop? Overthinking I mean. It is all very well passing on this “advice”, but is it really advice? It actually is more of a statement. And to make a statement and nothing more really is not very helpful.

I really was not aware just how much …

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My chronic fatigue journey

06 Sep 2019 , by dirkgently1066

My chronic fatigue journey

Where Do We Start?

For the last few years I have been battling a variety of symptoms. They are so persistent and underlying in nature that it is difficult to identify exactly when they started or when I last felt any different. I’ve written about them many times; headaches, pain …

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Having one mental illness then, bam! Here comes another

29 Aug 2019 , by Caroline

Having one mental illness then, bam! Here comes another

I was at a point in my life that I was starting to accept that I have anxiety. I didn’t like it, but I knew that it wasn’t just going to magically go away, I had to learn to understand and manage it.

Great I thought, I am now ready …

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