11 Symptoms Of Environmental Anxiety (And What To Do About It)

11 Symptoms Of Environmental Anxiety (And What To Do About It)

With an increasing awareness of climate change, and an increased level of urgency to reverse the impact that we’ve had on the environment, it’s not surprising that more and more people are beginning to feel anxious about our world. Some people use the term ‘eco-anxiety‘ to describe a ‘chronic feeling of environmental doom’. Anyone aware of…

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Social Prescribing: What It Is And How It Might Help

Social prescribing is part of NHS England’s long-term plan. Currently, around 60% of areas in England have social prescribing schemes but this number is growing all the time.  NHS England have committed to increasing the number of ‘link workers’ who can help to facilitate social prescribing, over the next few years as part of Universal…

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Helping Our Children To Understand Self-Care

Self-care is something that most of us naturally do in our lives to some extent. On top of that, many of us consciously make sure that we build extra self-care time into our days, too. We might want to explain self-care to our children and encourage them to build it into their lives as well….

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When Depression Makes Us Feel Numb To Everything

Sometimes depression can give us overwhelming feelings of sadness and despair. At other times, we feel nothing at all. Emotional numbness can be a symptom of depression. We feel numb to everything around us and everything inside of us. It can leave us feeling totally disconnected from the world. Emotional Numbness When we feel emotionally…

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How To Let People Know We’re Having Suicidal Thoughts

If we’re feeling suicidal then telling someone can help. Unfortunately, talking about how we feel isn’t always very easy. Finding the words can be hard, particularly when we need to talk about something as difficult as suicide. We might also experience a lot of anxiety and fear around telling someone how we feel. Who Do…

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13 Everyday Things That Mental Ill-Health Makes Difficult

13 Everyday Things That Mental-Ill Health Makes Difficult

Mental ill-health can affect every aspect of our lives, each and every day that we’re unwell. It can be hard to explain to those who’ve never experienced it quite how it can seep into everything we try to do and make everyday things seem extraordinarily difficult. Often we become so used to managing our condition…

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Blurt’s At Rock-bottom: Sending Out An SOS

This has been re-written over and over and I’m still not sure the words I’ve used are the right words. You know when you’re in those bottomless pits and you feel as though asking for help is futile because you’re not sure you’re worthy of it, you don’t want to be a burden and you’re…

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Talking About Our Mental Health Isn’t Always Easy

Talking About Our Mental Health Isn't Always Easy

We often see messages encouraging us to talk about our mental health, to tell others how we’re feeling. Well-meaning messages often suggest that we reach out for help and list phone numbers that we can ring if we’re struggling. These messages are all fantastic in principle. The problem is that sometimes, no matter how much we…

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Our ‘Captain Of My Own Ship’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

There are times when we feel like passengers in our own lives; there’s someone else at the helm, steering our ship. Even when we can see rocky shores on the horizon and the wind’s picking up around us, we don’t feel able, nor equipped, to control the direction that we’re going. A collision seems almost…

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We’re Allowed To Say No

We're Allowed To Say No

‘No’ is often one of our first words. As a toddler, it’s usually one of our favourite words. But as we get older many of us find that it becomes harder and harder to use our no. It can feel far easier for us just to say yes, even if it’s at the expense of…

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