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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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Can I relax now?

11 Feb 2022 , by Caroline

Can I relax now?

The coronavirus pandemic led to the whole world shutting down. We were all closed off from the outside world and our ‘pre-pandemic’ routines for long periods of time. When restrictions eased, we were so used to staying indoors as it became a habit, with many of us experiencing a new …

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Your story is your story

26 Jan 2022 , by Caroline

Your story is your story

Can you remember a time when you just didn’t feel OK? I can remember times feeling like that and then wanting to open up and talk about it. Sometimes it felt easy, and other times it took a lot of courage to be open and say “I don’t feel OK …

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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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Charlotte: A poem about my twin sister

29 Sep 2021 , by Samantha Crilly

Charlotte: A poem about my twin sister

When I was dragged into the depths of hell
My sister jumped in after me and we both fell.
Grabbing my hand as we hit the ground
She pulled me to my feet as we both looked around.

I could see the fear seeping from her eyes

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Can writing and reading help you fight depression?

28 Jul 2021 , by imanuel

Can writing and reading help you fight depression?

Dealing with depression is not easy, it becomes quite a fight and the more help we get the better. Getting professional help is very important, but it is also crucial that we keep fighting on our own, and for this books can be of great help.

Of course, it is …

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Post-graduation depression is real

15 Jul 2021 , by gradgirl97

Post-graduation depression is real

Adjusting to life after university can be tough and experiencing depression after university is a lot more common than you may think.

Shall we talk about University? It’s a place where we go to further our knowledge and education in the field we one day want to succeed in. We …

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Poems of Love by Joanna Fuchs

05 Jul 2021 , by ilyricss

Poems of Love by Joanna Fuchs

The following short romantic poem contrasts the time before and after your love began. It’s a short love message sure to please. All poems by Joanna Fuchs.

I Never Knew

I never knew about happiness;
I didn’t think dreams came true;
I couldn’t really believe in love,

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Learning to express yourself through art

15 May 2021 , by nniekamp

Learning to express yourself through art

My employer recently hosted a wide range of mental health related activities to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. It was called “Expressing emotions through art” – a workshop that was absolutely non-skills-based.

As a yoga teacher, I know myself what it’s like to engage people in something that stereotypically …

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Anorexia: On The Edge

15 Feb 2021 , by CJBanorexiawarrior

Anorexia: On The Edge

As somebody who has been ‘acquainted with’ anorexia since 2014, I can say that more often than not, a sufferer is always ‘on the edge.’

On the edge of recovery, or on the edge of a relapse. On the edge of finally snapping, grabbing the voice by the throat and …

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