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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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A washing machine on spin

22 Aug 2020 , by Caroline

A washing machine on spin

So much seems to be happening these days doesn’t it? It seems every time we turn on the news there is something big happening somewhere. And lets not mention “the virus”. I don’t know about you but I can’t keep up!

What stage of lockdown is happening and where? Where …

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When lockdown comes calling

18 Aug 2020 , by Ian

When lockdown comes calling

Hello. Well it’s been an extraordinary time, hasn’t it? I can’t remember anything like this happening before in the UK, where we’ve become virtual recluses because of Covid 19. 

Me? Well I have Autism Spectrum Disorder, associated with anxiety and depression and we are now entering the ninth week of the enforced lockdown. …

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Do you ever think why me?

15 Aug 2020 , by Caroline

Do you ever think why me?

Do you ever think why me? Why has this happened to me? I have, and on definitely more than one occasion.

My “why me” can stem from when I am running late, with still thousands of jobs to do, and the milk gets spilt literally everywhere, and on that particular …

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Poem: It Was Meant To Be?

12 Aug 2020 , by andrepetr77

Poem: It Was Meant To Be?

It was Meant to Be?
A bastion of safety?
This Land of Old

It was meant to Bring?
Bring what? Peace Within?!
This Land of Old

Then why does it feel
More like mould on cheese?
More chaos than ease?
This Land of …

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I want my approval compass back

09 Aug 2020 , by Caroline

I want my approval compass back

I am so confused, are we in lockdown are we in easing of lockdown? What do we call today? For the purposes of this I am just going to say 2020 if that suits?

2020 has forced me, and not through choice, to take a really good look at myself. …

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Poem: Love From, Your Body

05 Aug 2020 , by CJBanorexiawarrior

Poem: Love From, Your Body

A poem about anorexia nervosa

Please, I just want to know – why are you doing this to me?
What was wrong with the old you? You’ve changed, can’t you see?

I think you and I first started falling out in 2014, in the month of May,
And …

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Poem: Children Raising Children

03 Aug 2020 , by andrepetr77

Poem: Children Raising Children

Left to cry
Why? Dad said to try
Children Raising Children

Tired from work he was
Shaken – the baby was
Frustration, just wanting to peace, they were
Children Raising Children

In the bath
Mum left for a while.
She left for too …

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You always have the right to talk

01 Aug 2020 , by Caroline

You always have the right to talk

I had a really vivid dream last night. I know though that listening to other peoples dreams can sometimes seem a bit yawn so I will be quick – I was in a lift that took way too long to get to my floor and when it did I was …

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Stay safe, stay well – How I’m coping with self-isolation anxiety

26 Jul 2020

Stay safe, stay well – How I’m coping with self-isolation anxiety

We are a few weeks into lockdown, and although I have found it a challenge, it has enabled me to discover new ways of coping with life stressors.

Usually, I live in London and work as part of the lovely SANE team. However, I have moved back to my small …

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Dancing Through Treacle

24 Jul 2020 , by Caroline

Dancing Through Treacle

The coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for many of us, in terms of job losses, unpredictability etc. Dealing with such changes is not easy, but we should not give up. We must ‘dance through the treacle’, and fight at our own pace, no matter how hard. 

Like a bad dream …

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