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”

Blogging

So I have been overwhelmed with the amount of comments and likes on my website so far. I used to run another website for similar reasons…..to be able to express how I was feeling in a healthier format, without it taking me falling off the rails to understand how I felt. Well as time wentContinue reading “Blogging”

Let It Be….

Research has shown that music releases dopamine, the feel good chemical in our brains. I enjoy singing. When i’m feeling low, I find singing and music very therapeutic and a way of releasing my emotions and changing my mindset. It gives me a focus and a means of expressing myself. I know many people whoContinue reading “Let It Be….”

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…..”

Mental Health And Eating Disorders

So over the past few days I’ve been reaching out to others with the opportunity to share their stories anonymously to give people an insight into mental health from different perspectives and different angles. Ive been very lucky to be contacted by one of our visitors who wanted to share their story. It’s a storyContinue reading “Mental Health And Eating Disorders”

Link Between Reading And Mental Health

Growing up I struggled a lot with reading. I was diagnosed as dyslexic and with ADHD as I started uni. So all throughout my school years I underachieved, I was labelled as a naughty child and I struggled to keep up with my work. This was never picked up at school because I got intoContinue reading “Link Between Reading And Mental Health”

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”

Balancing Work Based Stress

I think its fair to say most people have experienced some sort of work related stress in their career, some more than others. The average Briton will spend 3,507 days at work including 204 days overtime in their lifetime. This is a lot of our life spent working. Im a great believer in being selfless,Continue reading “Balancing Work Based Stress”