Maintaining Good Mental Health During Isolation

I apologise again about the length of time it’s taken me to write this. As a key worker, myself and my colleagues have been working our butts off to keep everyone safe, and that has over taken the majority of my time to be able to blog. But here I am….Back to some sort ofContinue reading “Maintaining Good Mental Health During Isolation”

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”

Being brutally honest…..

So before I started this blog, I really struggled with knowing how to express myself, especially when I was down. So I started writing my feelings. Now at the moment I’m transferring from depressive to the mania phase within my bipolar disorder so I feel a lot stronger to post this. Not too long ago,Continue reading “Being brutally honest…..”

Being A Carer

So I currently work as night care lead in a residential care home. We look after residents with differing care needs, ranging from advanced dementia to broken hips. Now a lot of people see my job as glorified ass wiping, and being paid to sit and drink cups of tea with the old folk. ThisContinue reading “Being A Carer”

A Weekend Getaway

Do you ever feel like you need to escape reality sometimes? Just run away from it all and leave it all behind. Well I haven’t blogged for a few days as I’ve been away in Cornwall. I had the best time and came back feeling refreshed after spending time with some of my nearest andContinue reading “A Weekend Getaway”

Be Kind

In 2018, 6507 deaths were registered with the cause of suicide in the UK. Very sadly we are seeing an increase each year to the amount of suicides, alongside an all time high number of suicides in young people under the age of 25. The saddest thing about all of these statistics is that allContinue reading “Be Kind”

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

The mania phase of Bipolar Disorder is the opposite end of the spectrum to the depressive phase that I recently wrote about. Its the happy phase as some know it! Here is a day in the life of the mania phase. It is based on a real day that I recently experienced, not ideal IContinue reading “A Day In The Life Of The Mania Phase Of Bipolar Disorder”

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”

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”