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How to Improve the Mental Health of Children

In last week’s post by the wondeful UnwantedLife we explored why it’s essential that we teach young children about mental health. And looked at some age-appropriate ways to do so. Ensuring that you speak to children in an applicable way is integral to young people understand their mental health. Not only so they can vocalize […]

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How to Teach Children About Mental Health

This post on teaching children about mental health is kindly written by UnwantedLife. To find out more about their blog and social media channels please see below. I grew up in an extremely white town as a person who clearly looks black. As a result, I suffered a lot of racial abuse growing up. This […]

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A New Year Resolution or Two

Last year, inspired by numerous posts I saw about New Year’s resolutions, I started to give it some thought. The jury is still out on whether having a New Year’s resolution, or multiple, actually work. And you can find a lot of information online about how to make them stick. To me, New Year’s resolutions […]

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5 Books to Refresh Your Mind

This post on 5 Books for Self-Care was kindly written by Bijal from ReadwithBP for more information about her work and her social media channels check below. Life can be overwhelming, and we tend to forget to charge our minds and re-energise our lives with new thinking and fresh ideas. Reading is a form of […]

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Understanding Mental Health without Lived Experience

This post on understanding mental health is written by Gigi from GigiwithaBlog. To connect with Gigi see her social media links below. When I was a child, mental health didn’t seem to exist. It was as simple as that. We didn’t speak about it, or talk about feelings and mental health. So, I had no […]

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A Guide to Talking about Your Prenatal Mental Health

I needed time for the news that we were pregnant to sink in. Once it had, I knew I’d have to keep an eye on my mental health. Both prenatal and postnatal. Even before we were pregnant, when we decided to try, I was aware of the implications for myself. With a history of both […]

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Living With Chronic Pain: The Impact on Mental Health

This blog post on chronic pain was kindly written by Ann-Marie of Pathways Health. For more information about Pathways and for her social media channels please check below. Living with chronic pain is difficult, and that’s putting it mildly! Understandably, the experience of living with chronic pain can markedly impact your mental health. I live […]

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The Best Way to Overcome Fear

This guest post on overcoming fear was kindly written by Kaddie of Gratisoul. You can find out more about Kaddie and her social media channels below. Recently my brain’s been thinking about stuff which should not concern me and my present situation because I am again over-thinking about my future. How my future will be? […]

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Understanding Psychosis: Reality in the Eye of the Beholder

This post on experiencing psychosis and hearing voices has been written by Joanna. To find out more about Joanna and her work please see below. Please be aware that this post discusses experiences of psychosis and suicide. Please check in with yourself before reading this post and think about support networks you can use if […]

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10 Myths about Mental Health & Illness

As many of you know I work in mental health education. This means that on a daily basis I come across myths around mental health and illness. Whilst in the past 5 years I have definitely seen an improvement with education on this topic; we still have a way to go. Here are the 10 […]

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