Let’s talk about responsibility

“Responsibility is accepting that you are the cause and the solution of the matter.”Anonymous I remember the moment I eventually realised I was mentally unwell. I hadshouted at my son who was only 2yrs old at the time. When I say “shouted” itwas not the shout a scared parent bellows when they fear for theirContinue reading “Let’s talk about responsibility”

The benefits of finding purpose

“If you can’t find your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right to your purpose.” Bishop T.D. Jakes Without purpose Three years ago My life was only divided into two parts. Motherhood and work. This was certainly not in equal measures. At home, I was the main care giver onContinue reading “The benefits of finding purpose”

Getting comfortable with being vulnerable

“We judge ourselves by our own intentions. We judge others by their behaviour” Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Did you know in Psychology, there is something called ‘The Mirror Effect’? Essentially, it’s about walking in someone else’s shoes, or seeing the world through someone else’s eyes. Therapists regularly mirror body language and facialContinue reading “Getting comfortable with being vulnerable”

The power of confidence

Mental illness can do so much damage to our self-confidence. As is our confidence, so is our capacity. William Hazlitt While suffering with perinatal depression, I struggled with really bad imposter syndrome. It affected almost every aspect of my life. I never felt I was good at anything. I didn’t think I was a goodContinue reading “The power of confidence”

My decline into poor mental health and journey to recovery

This guest post was written and shared by Becky, 41, Yorkshire  ‘It’s ok not to be ok’ …. a phrase that we have seen increasingly splashed about over social media in recent years, particularly more so once the Covid pandemic really started to hit hard. Deep down I knew this to be absolutely true andContinue reading “My decline into poor mental health and journey to recovery”

Learning to Thrive as an Anxious Individual

This guest post was written and shared by Ben, 44, Kent I don’t know if I was born anxious. But, looking back, anxiety was part of my life from a young age. I remember a very specific incident when I was five years old: My mother had taken me shopping in our nearest city andContinue reading “Learning to Thrive as an Anxious Individual”

How getting physical helped my head to heal

Oh here we go. She’s going to bang on about eating healthy and exercise… blah blah blah… I can assure you, I am certainly not. I know more than anyone, exercise is something you want to talk about when you’re doing it and when you’re not, you do not give a shit. You certainly doContinue reading “How getting physical helped my head to heal”

Once at rock bottom, the only way is up. Pt2 Climbing back up

This guest post was written and shared by Hannah, 38, London. If you haven’t yet read pt 1 – you can read that here. The ticking bomb had finally gone off. In that moment I had decided I didn’t want to be here anymore. The world would be better off without me and I honestlyContinue reading “Once at rock bottom, the only way is up. Pt2 Climbing back up”

My initial thoughts on mental health

“Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN.” Matt Haig, Writer Everyone has mental health. Just as they do physical health. Sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s not. According to the World Health OrganisationContinue reading “My initial thoughts on mental health”

Once at rock bottom, the only way is up. P1 – Falling down

Admitting you have a mental health illness is both the scariest and most satisfying feeling all at once. Since as early as my teen years I’ve suffered with my mental health. Although I knew I wasn’t happy, I failed to realise anything was wrong. I was “fine”. It was everyone else that was the problem. Or so I had myself believing.