July Goals

July Goals

Another late post, another weekend where I scramble to catch up on my blog posts. But if I've learned one thing, its that I'm only human, and sometimes life gets in the way. I'm not going to blame myself, as I've had a very tough week. We're currently moving house and I'm job hunting and [...]

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

How often do you compare yourself to others - your friends, family or people you see on TV or social media? What impact does this have on your mental health and well-being? I know personally, this is one of the worst things I can do for myself. When I compare myself to others I feel [...]

Social Anxiety During The Holidays

Social Anxiety During The Holidays

So Christmas has come and gone for another year. It always amazes me how huge the build up is, and how short the day itself is. As much as I love spending time with my family and friends and having the time off to enjoy relaxing, it's always a time of heightened anxiety for me. Why? Because of my social anxiety.

Five Stocking Fillers for Someone Going Through Stress

Five Stocking Fillers for Someone Going Through Stress

Christmas is slowly creeping up on us, and it can be an anxious time for some people struggling with their mental health. This time last year I was going through depression and anxiety so it was a particularly hard time for me. Luckily I have a very supportive family who helped me through it. I [...]

Weaving Well-Being: An Interview

Weaving Well-Being: An Interview

This week my blog post is a little different. I talked to Fiona Forman, a teacher and the initiator of 'Weaving Well-Being', a new mental health support programme for children between 8 and 12. She agreed to do a short interview with me about the benefits of this initiative for children and her experiences of [...]

10 Steps to Controlling Panic Attacks

10 Steps to Controlling Panic Attacks

If you suffer from anxiety, depression or phobias or if you have alcohol problems you may know what Iā€™m talking about when I say panic attacks are the WORST. Anyone can experience a panic attack but particularly if you are feeling vulnerable due to tiredness or stress. I have experienced panic attacks many times in [...]