mental illness

Coping With Post Lockdown Anxiety

As the UK starts to ease lockdown restrictions, I'm hearing of more and more people that feel uncomfortable about life returning to normal, myself included. The term post lockdown anxiety was alien to us just 6 months ago, but now there are many people experiencing this fear of ...

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Managing Social Media Anxiety

Even if you don't usually experience anxiety, being on social media frequently can lead to unhealthy thought patterns such as the dreaded FOMO and comparing yourself to others. And with the UK still in lockdown, we are all turning to social media far more often and spending more ...

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How Music Helps My Mental Health

For as long as I can remember, music has always been part of my life. I have always felt a connection to music, despite having no talent of my own. Growing up, there was always a different CD in the car to sing along to. I used to "perform" karaoke to my teddies in my bedroom. As ...

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How I Deal With Weight Gain

Please be aware that issues regarding body confidence, weight gain and struggles with food are discussed in this post. If this may trouble you in any way, I urge you to put yourself first and not continue reading. A few weeks ago now, I experienced what I can only describe as ...

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Book Review: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

A slightly different post today. I recently read a young adult novel entitled All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven and although not aimed at my age group, it made an impact and I thought I would take a slightly older perspective. I feel I should highlight that this book, and ...

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