For this year's Time to Talk Day, I am very pleased to announce that I have a guest post written by the amazing writer and mental health advocate Eleanor Segall. Eleanor has written a wonderful, honest and very relatable post about living with panic attacks, having anxiety and how she has sought out therapy and … Continue reading Living with Panic Attacks – Guest Post by Eleanor Segall
Starting my first job recently, I've naturally had ups and downs with my mental wellbeing. Particularly in the first month, my anxiety was absolutely awful and I really struggled with getting used to my new role and finally having a job. Now that I'm over four months into my role though and coming up to … Continue reading Mental Health Support at Work.
I was very honoured to share my thoughts this Christmas with the amazing blogger Cara (over at her blog Cara’s Corner). In this post, I discuss my feelings of depression and anxiety and how the holiday season affects them. I’m going to try and be kinder to myself this Christmas and not put too much pressure on myself to have a ‘perfect’ Christmas full of happiness as that isn’t possible.
The holiday period is one we are expected to be happy at. We are constantly being
told to be merry, have lots of amazing parties with our friends and love our families
during this time and we are also sold the idea of Christmas as a time of happiness
Of course, this isn’t the case in reality and quite often Christmas (and the idea of
Christmas) can fuel existing depression and anxiety that many of us struggle with. By
forcing us to spend more time with family, socialise with friends or work colleagues,
while also getting us to think about what we’ve done this past year, the holiday
period can send us spiralling into even worse feelings of depression and…
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Since I started to focus more on my mental health over two years ago, I've been struck by how the idea of focusing on and treating my mental health the same as my physical health seemed strange and was difficult to get used too. Gradually however, I've begun to get used to it and to … Continue reading The Importance of Self-Care
I haven't previously written about this but I have wanted for a while to write about a mental health group that I am a member of, both to highlight it for others to get support and talk about the ways in which it has helped my mental health over the last year. Time to Talk … Continue reading Time to Talk UK
(Trigger Warning: This post discusses panic/anxiety attacks and talks about an attack that happened to me, including how I felt and how I overcame it. If you are triggered by this please don't read on, or if you do look after yourself and exercise self-care afterwards). Please Note: This was originally written last Tuesday 17th … Continue reading Having a Panic/Anxiety Attack.