Pet Therapy

One thing Ive learnt about myself from the years of suffering badly with my mental health, is one thing proven to pick me up from rock bottom is animals. I am a massive believer and supporter in animal therapy. Owning a pet has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, ease loneliness, encourage playfulnessContinue reading “Pet Therapy”

What we are learning from COVID-19

In a time when the world is in meltdown, when many jobs have been lost and hundreds of thousands have been isolated, what have we learnt about the world we live in? At a time when loo roll is a rare find, and people are stock piling more pasta than they could possibly get throughContinue reading “What we are learning from COVID-19”

A Day In The Life Of The Depressive Phase Of Bipolar Disorder

Ever wondered what it’s like living with Bipolar Disorder? Here is a typical day for myself when I’m experiencing highly depressive thoughts and feelings whilst in this phase of Bipolar. It can be so hard dealing with these thoughts, and I hope this may help just one person realise what becomes a daily struggle forContinue reading “A Day In The Life Of The Depressive Phase Of Bipolar Disorder”

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition, characterised by extreme mood swings from one extreme to the other. People with bipolar experience periods of depression (feeling very low and lethargic), and mania (feeling very high and overactive). These phases can last for a substantial amount of time. Here are some of the symptoms you mayContinue reading “What Is Bipolar Disorder?”

Top 5 Things To Stop For A Happier Life

It’s easy to take things for granted, and its easy to let each day continue without purpose by not letting go of things that make us unhappy. So here’s 5 things to quit today that will change your life and your mindset towards it. 1) Don’t live to please others – Other peoples opinions of you andContinue reading “Top 5 Things To Stop For A Happier Life”

Whats the Difference Between Depression and Feeling Sad?

300 million people worldwide suffer with depression, it is therefore estimated that 15% of the adult population will experience depression at some point in their lifetime. Suicide is the most common cause of death within men aged 20-49, and in 2017, suicide accounted for 5,821 deaths in the UK. So how do we know whatContinue reading “Whats the Difference Between Depression and Feeling Sad?”

Top 5 Things to Say To Someone Who Is Struggling With Depression

There sometimes feels like there is never a right thing to say, and I wont lie to you, sometimes there isnt. But if someone with depression turns to you, heres somethings you can say that may help. “You will have good and bad days and i’m here for all of it” People suffering with depressionContinue reading “Top 5 Things to Say To Someone Who Is Struggling With Depression”

10 ‘Harmless’ Comments That Could Be Impacting On Your Childs Mental Health

Everyday we have hundreds of discussions with many different people. Some will leave a lasting impression and some will be easily forgotten. How do we know how much of an impact these conversations and comments really have on someone? Here’s 10 comments that are easily made in everyday life, comments thrown around with no realContinue reading “10 ‘Harmless’ Comments That Could Be Impacting On Your Childs Mental Health”

Top 5 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

As we grow, we learn. As we go through life, we get taught lessons that we never knew we needed to be taught. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and if I could go back and talk to my younger self, these are the top 5 tips I would give myself. Don’t be so hard onContinue reading “Top 5 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self”

10 Best Ways to Release Stress, Anger and Adrenaline

Scream as loud as you can Squeeze ice as hard as you can Talk to someone – a friend/samaritans Draw/Paint/Colour in – Be creative Have a bath or a shower and then write a list to yourself starting each line with I love you because…..this promotes self care and allows you to look for theContinue reading “10 Best Ways to Release Stress, Anger and Adrenaline”