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”
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”
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.
I had been looking forward to life going back to some sort of normality. I was apprehensive about leaving the house prior to having both my jabs – mainly because I’m asthmatic and COVID is a respiratory virus. I also have a daughter with a heart condition and I had no idea how catching somethingContinue reading “The mental and physical effects of coming face to face with COVID”