Mental Health Is A Sliding Scale

Mental Health Is A Sliding Scale

When we hear the term ‘mental health‘, our minds often go straight to thinking about mental illness and if we’ve never experienced mental ill health, we don’t think the conversation applies to us. But it does, we all have mental health. The term ‘mental health’ encompasses a broader spectrum of experiences than mental illness. We…

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How Depression Can Affect Our Senses

How Depression Can Affect Our Senses

Depression is a mental illness, but it’s not all in our heads, it can also affect us physically – in a number of different ways, including our senses such as sight, touch, smell, sound, and taste. Sight Researchers have discovered that depression can affect our contrast perception. This means that when we experience depression, we’re…

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11 Instagram Accounts That Never Fail To Give Us A Lift

11 Instagram Accounts That Never Fail To Give Us A Lift

One of the ways we can assert our digital boundaries is to curate what pops up and crops up on our timelines and feeds; posts which make us smile, remind us to practice some self-care, or reassure us that we’re doing okay. We’ve pulled together 11 Instagram accounts that give us a lift, encourage and…

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Being Mindful Of Our Digital Boundaries

Being Mindful Of Our Digital Boundaries

These days, many of us have mobile smartphones and multiple social media accounts. This means that we have access to a wealth of information at our fingertips but it also means that we’re contactable in more ways, and in more instant ways, than ever. The amount of ‘buzz’ we receive from the digital world can,…

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Google Searches: Why Does Social Anxiety…?

Google Searches How Does Social Anxiety

When we’re first diagnosed with something, we usually have a lot of questions. Social anxiety is no different. Google is often one of the first places we go with these questions, but we can’t always find the answers we’re looking for. Sometimes we can’t find enough information to answer our questions, at other times we…

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Our ‘Bringing Boundaries Back’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'Bringing Boundaries Back' BuddyBox - The Reaction

Aside from ‘Blurt’, and ‘ BuddyBox’, our favourite ‘B’ word is: Boundaries. It took us a while to realise the importance of boundaries. When our boundaries are wonky, we struggle to put ourselves first. We people-please, avoid conflict, do things that we don’t want to, and say ‘yes’ to everyone else’s requests, usually at the…

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A Letter To You, For When Life Feels Pointless

A Letter To You, For When Life Feels Pointless

Dear You, We know that life feels pointless right now. We understand how monotonous everything can become. What it’s like to feel totally and utterly worn down by trying to stay afloat. It can grind us down until we have no energy left at all. Until we begin to wonder what the point of it…

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How (And If) To Start Talking Openly About Our Mental Health

How (And If) To Start Talking Openly About Out Mental Health

There is a lot of encouragement in the media, and on social media around being very open about our mental health. It can range from articles insisting that the only way to break stigma is for all of us to talk about our mental health, to campaigns encouraging us to talk to family, friends, and…

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Post-Panic Attack Self-Care

Post-Panic Attack Self-Care

Panic attacks can be exhausting and draining. After a panic attack, it’s important to look after ourselves and to ramp up the self-care after going through such a difficult experience. Take It Slowly When we have a panic attack, our heart rate and breathing speed up. Our brains can go at lightning speed – so…

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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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