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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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Change Is Scary? But Don’t Be Scared

24 Apr 2023 , by Caroline

Change Is Scary? But Don’t Be Scared

One thing that can trigger my anxiety is change. I admit it. I hate change. It scares me, I find it daunting. The unknown, the strange feeling of unfamiliarity of new things.

I remember once at work we had a workshop. At that workshop we had a section that discussed …

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No pressure new year

01 Jan 2023 , by Caroline

No pressure new year

I’ve just been reading about new year and all about the goals we “should” be setting, the resolutions we “should” be intending to do.

It got me thinking about pressure. The pressure put on us that can make some of us feel “I must work out a goal and intend …

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The pressure to be ho ho happy

13 Dec 2022 , by Caroline

The pressure to be ho ho happy

I really don’t want to sound like a grinch as I really do love Christmas, but there seems to me to be this unwritten rule of pressure – and that is to be happy all the time in December, doesn’t there?

Maybe I am wrong and it is just me …

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Elle: My story

02 Dec 2022 , by elleseline

Elle: My story

Elle has struggled with mental health and body image since she was young. However, she now aims to prove that, without her BPD, she wouldn’t be who she is today – including a Miss Great Britain finalist.

My name is Elle, I am 32 years old and I …

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Anorexia: An open letter to my body

26 Nov 2022 , by CJBanorexiawarrior

Anorexia: An open letter to my body

Dear body,

Thank you.

I wracked my brain for hours trying to think of a punchy, snappy opening line for this piece, but at the end of the day, the only thing I can say – the only thing I can really, truly say with both honesty and conviction – …

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What a myth – Self-care is selfish

14 Nov 2022 , by Caroline

What a myth – Self-care is selfish

This has got to be right up there among some of the greatest myths – that self-care is selfish, when it most definitely is not. In fact, self-care is one of the most essential things we need to do.

I would love to know how this came to not only …

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Mental illness has limited my life but I refuse to give up

06 Sep 2022 , by HazelCornhill

Mental illness has limited my life but I refuse to give up

We often hear about mental illness in the inspirational stories of people who have overcome incredible odds and thrived at life. People who have dragged themselves out of the darkness, who have pulled themselves up and are now doing incredible things. We hear of people who feel their mental illness …

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Anorexia: Some days are just like this

05 Sep 2022 , by CJBanorexiawarrior

Anorexia: Some days are just like this

It came out of nowhere and slapped me across the face. There had been no warning and no trigger.

Saturday morning was much like every other; my alarm went off at 5.30am, and by 8am, I had run a half marathon. And, as usual, my run had left me floating …

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Shouldering the relentless burden of anxiety and depression

02 Sep 2022 , by MummyConqueringAnxiety

Shouldering the relentless burden of anxiety and depression

There is no escaping the fact I am more susceptible than others to high anxiety levels and periods of depression.

I’m still trying to get to the bottom of why this happens to me but maybe the reason or cause of the obstacle is irrelevant and perhaps the way we …

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Having a relationship when you have psychosis

01 Aug 2022 , by HazelCornhill

Having a relationship when you have psychosis

Hazel talks through how they have a relationship with a psychotic illness.

“What did you say?” I shout through to the other room, only to have the response of an audible sigh followed by “nothing, I didn’t say anything”. I ask him if he’s sure, only to get a reply …

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