Category: Living with Anxiety

25 Money-Saving Hacks

Living with poor mental health can be expensive. Not only can it impact our ability to work, and consequently our income, but we might also have to pay for things like prescriptions, taxis (because we can’t cope with public transport), and pre-packaged food (because we don’t have the energy to cook). Money worries can negatively…

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Self-Care Isn’t A Replacement For Community Care

Self-Care Isn't A Replacement For Community Care

We’ve probably all heard of self-care by now. It’s become very popular in the last few years, and with good reason – it’s beneficial for our mental health. But self-care shouldn’t replace community care. We can absolutely care for ourselves (and it’s important that we do!) but that doesn’t erase the importance of connecting with…

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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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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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11 Ways We Can Manage Our Anxiety When (We’re) In Public

11 Ways We Can Manage Our Anxiety When (We're) In Public

Being in public can make it much harder to manage our levels of anxiety even for those of us who’ve struggled with anxiety for a long time and have developed some coping strategies to help us to manage the way we feel. When we’re in public, not only are we likely to have higher levels…

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15 Ways To Switch Off

15 Ways To Switch Off

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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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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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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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When Loneliness And Social Anxiety Are At Odds With One Another

When Loneliness And Social Anxiety Are At Odds With One Another

When we are living with social anxiety, it makes socialising really difficult. We might find ourselves feeling very isolated and lonely. Loneliness is damaging to our overall health. Feeling connected and having a sense of belonging are needs we all have. When we have social anxiety and feel lonely, the two can feel at odds…

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