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Christmas is NOT a Competition, Don’t Let It Overwhelm You

Over the last week or so I have become more and more enraged as the Christmas season has gradually crept up… a bit too prematurely for my liking, I mean is it just me or is ‘Christmas’ getting earlier each year?! Santa in November anyone?!

Now, I am all for celebrating. I am definitely all for the pretty lights, the cosy nights by the fire, the songs (I love the songs!) Continue reading “Christmas is NOT a Competition, Don’t Let It Overwhelm You”

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Mental Health Issues: No More Suffering In Silence!

While it can be easy to think of mental health problem as something that should be hidden and ignored, in fact, admitting you are struggling and reaching out for some help can be one of the best things that you can do. After all, there are many different treatments and therapy options available for a range of issues, the most prevalent of which I will discuss in the post below. Continue reading “Mental Health Issues: No More Suffering In Silence!”

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Know When You’re Having Trouble Coping As A Mum

The view that society has on motherhood as a whole is still quite a dim one. Motherhood is promoted as one of the most rewarding times in your life and something to celebrate, which is all true. The problems of mothers that are having trouble coping or dealing with mental health are still not addressed as widely as it should be. Many of us still don’t think to ensure whether or not the mothers we know are dealing with it well. If you’re feeling stressed, depressed, or simply pulled in a hundred different directions, it is time to ask yourself whether you are coping. Continue reading “Know When You’re Having Trouble Coping As A Mum”

mental health awareness week- tips to achieve good mental well-being

Mental Health Awareness Week- Tips to help achieve good mental well-being

When you have suffered with your own mental health for a number of years you begin to learn what can trigger a bad mood, what can bring on anxiety, what can make you angry and the patterns that often emerge. I personally find that spending a long time alone can make me miserable and low, one bad event will outweigh several good ones and upsets from friends/family/husband can linger for far too long. By recognising slight changes Continue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week- Tips to help achieve good mental well-being”

breaking the counselling stigma

Mental Health Awareness Week- Breaking the counselling stigma

Mental Health Awareness Week is officially here but if you have been tuning into the TV or social media then you will know that this has been a topic of discussion which has been building up over the last few weeks. With thanks to the young(ish) Royals, William and Harry and the Heads Together Campaign they have shown that nobody is an exception when it comes to mental health problems and, that even years on, these issues can still rear their ugly heads. This for me has been very poignant because Continue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week- Breaking the counselling stigma”

world mental health awareness day

World Mental Health Awareness Day

Throughout our lives I am pretty sure that at some point each of us will find moments where we feel low, anxious, in despair. Hopefully for most of you these feelings will disperse and, once the situation that has made you feel this way has been resolved, you will return to your normal self. But what if these feelings just Continue reading “World Mental Health Awareness Day”