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13 Things To Help Your Mental Health During The Isolation Period

Ok, so we are now into day… I have no idea! The days have run away with me, I can’t remember what it’s like to talk to other adults and my kids are feral!! I cannot take it much more… Oh, crap, I have to though don’t I? I have weeks of this so I need to carry on, I need to focus and I need to ignore my mind that is slowly starting to scream from being stuck in isolation. I mean, that’s natural, isn’t it? Continue reading “13 Things To Help Your Mental Health During The Isolation Period”

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January is typically a down month with everyone suffering a food, drink and financial hangover from the Christmas period. That can mean a lot of nothing going on which can make for a painstaking 31 days, which is why the “January Blues” is a term that’s thrown around quite a lot. Continue reading “How to beat the January blues”

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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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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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