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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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How can the present be a gift for an overthinker?

17 Jul 2020 , by Caroline

How can the present be a gift for an overthinker?

Have you ever heard the phrase “Yesterday was history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift that is why it is called the present”?

My mother was the first person who told me it. And from the get go it made me feel really quite guilty if I am being …

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Codependency reared its head

12 Jul 2020 , by AliceRitaK

Codependency reared its head

I don’t know where to start. I generally think my thoughts, ideas and behaviours are rubbish because I’m rubbish. When you have been told often enough that you are stupid you believe it.

I’ve hated lockdown and I’m struggling with depression and panic attacks. I had breast cancer last year …

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Poem: Is loneliness driving you mad?

04 Jul 2020 , by CPR22

Poem: Is loneliness driving you mad?

I really need a friend right now
I feel so alone and lonely
I don’t feel well. I feel so ill
If only God … if only …

… If only I had a real, good friend
To help me when I’m down
If only …

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I’ve become quite the tutter

03 Jul 2020 , by Caroline

I’ve become quite the tutter

It seems to have come to a point in the year that the same question keeps getting asked – So, what have you done during lockdown? All over social media I see lots of inspiring people who have achieved something and seem to say:

“During lockdown have you redecorated your …

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Isolation and anxiety

28 Jun 2020 , by Harriet Knock

Isolation and anxiety

There is no denying that we are living in very scary, unsettling and uncertain times right now. Nothing is normal, emotions are high and routine has gone out of the window for a lot of us!

This can feel quite overwhelming and can have a huge impact on our mental …

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I’d love to have a chat with my anxiety

26 Jun 2020 , by Caroline

I’d love to have a chat with my anxiety

This may seem daft but there are times I would really love to have an actual conversation with my anxiety. I, like so many of us, have been anxious about so many things during the lockdown and again, like many, have been looking forward to us being safe enough to …

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Charlotte: A suicide survivor’s story

23 Jun 2020 , by hope2020

Charlotte: A suicide survivor’s story

According to World Health Organisation, more than 70,000 people take their own lives each year. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families and communities and has long-lasting effects on the loved ones left behind. Suicide is preventable, however, not everyone knows that there is help available.

After losing her …

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What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?

22 Jun 2020 , by moni

What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?

I just cannot get away from my fascinating and mind-opening psychology books. I am sure you have already heard about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), when it comes to fall and some of us become depressive and rather spend their time at home in bed, then going out socialising.

Let’s start …

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Elsa: A metaphor for mental health

22 Jun 2020 , by flowerstar

Elsa: A metaphor for mental health

The model for Disney princesses has changed over the years, but every one of them has fallen somewhere between aggressively perky and blindly optimistic. But, according to Glamour, in Frozen and Frozen II, Elsa is the queen of feeling fear without succumbing to its darkness. She doesn’t conquer her fear. …

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Yeah, me too

19 Jun 2020 , by Caroline

Yeah, me too

Do you ever feel you are going through your day and everything you try and do you always feel no matter what it is it is you are doing, it is just not good enough? Yeah, me too.

I try and become aware of this now instead of just feeling …

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