Google Searches: How Does Postnatal Depression…?

Google Searches: How Does Postnatal Depression...?

Being a new parent can be a somewhat daunting experience. Our hormones, the after effects of giving birth, of supporting our loved one in giving birth, and having a new little ‘un to care for, can all lead to a rollercoaster of emotions. There are natural lows that occur with ‘baby blues’ and sheer exhaustion…

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#BlurtChats: We know depression is an illness – why do we blame ourselves for our symptoms?

Live Twitter Chats

On the 2nd Tuesday, of every month, we’re live on Twitter at 8pm (GMT) to facilitate a conversation about a topic related to mental health. Here’s a round-up of our Twitter Chat:  We know depression is an illness – why do we blame ourselves for our symptoms? Hooray! It’s that time of the month again…

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Our ‘You’re One In A Chameleon’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'You're One In A Chameleon' BuddyBox - The Reaction

Sometimes we feel different in all the wrong ways. We’re either too much or not enough. We wish we were funnier, less clumsy, more thoughtful. We can find ourselves becoming Chameleon-like: masking various aspects of ourselves in order to fit in.The truth is though, no matter how it seems, no-one feels like they fit in…

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11 Ways To Support A Loved One Who’s Living With Anxiety

11 Ways To Support A Loved One Who's Living With Anxiety

Anxiety can be debilitating, and supporting a loved one who’s living with anxiety can be really difficult. There are times when you might feel really helpless – it can be difficult to know what to do and how to help. 1. Check In It can be difficult to reach out when we are living with…

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How Being In Long-Term Physical Pain Can Impact Our Mental Health

How Being In Long-Term Physical Pain Can Impact Our Mental Health

Being in long-term physical pain can have a big impact on our mental health. It can be incredibly frustrating because not only can it have a negative impact on our mood, but it can also prevent us from doing some things which we know could help us to improve how we feel. Relationships Can Be…

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6 Things You Can Do For Someone In Hospital With Their Mental Health

6 Things You Could Do For Someone In Hospital With Their Mental Health

Most people who are diagnosed with a mental health condition will receive treatment whilst remaining to live at home. However, sometimes our mental health reaches the point where we can’t safely stay at home, and we need to spend some time in hospital. It can be difficult to know what to do for someone who’s…

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Depression: Coping With Addiction

Depression: Coping With Addiction

When we think of addiction, our thoughts tend to turn to drug and alcohol addiction but addiction can relate to numerous different things; drugs, alcohol, food, exercise, pornography, gaming, social media, tattoos, self-harm, gambling, shopping – anything that we feel as though we’re not in control of, and has an impact on our mood and…

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Google Searches: Does Anxiety…?

Google Searches: Does Anxiety...?

Anxiety can cause lots of different thoughts and feelings, both physical and mental. Sometimes this leaves us with more questions than answers. We’re often not sure if the things we’re experiencing are ‘normal’ and there’s so much that’s not openly spoken about. Sometimes we question whether they’re caused by anxiety or by something completely different….

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Our ‘Waddle Be, Will Be’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'Waddle Be, Will Be' BuddyBox - The Reaction

As January beckons we’re encouraged to start thinking of New Year’s Resolutions. What are we going to achieve? How are we going to do it? After all, it’s NEW YEAR, NEW YOU time! In reality, many of us will have broken these resolutions by the middle of January, either because we were perhaps a little…

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9 Things You Can Do For Someone You Love If They’re Having Suicidal Thoughts

9 Things You Can Do For Someone You Love If They're Having Suicidal Thoughts

It can be really hard when someone you love is feeling suicidal; it can come as a bit of a shock and it can be hard to know what to do or say. It can be difficult to know how to help. 1. Give Them Space To Talk (But Don’t Force It) When we’re suicidal, our…

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