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World Mental Health Day Part 2 – Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

A few years ago, I started hearing about this amazing charity called Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, which was set up by Charlie Waller’s family after he took his life due to his battle with the Black Dog. Since then, I go to their Carol Service every Christmas and do their canapés afterwards, I receive their […]

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World Mental Health Day Part 1 – Inside My Head

Today (Tuesday 10th October) is World Mental Health Day. I haven’t written a post in ages so what better day to write one. I’ve been busy with work and also procrastinating writing but I’ve decided I will take the time today to write something. Recently I had a night of insomnia, which I haven’t had […]

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Helping Others Helps You

I think I have mentioned in previous posts that my old Therapist used to suggest that when I’m feeling rubbish, I should go out in to the street, find someone lost and give them directions and it would make me feel better. It’s true! Helping others really does make you feel better. In the recent […]

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Eating with an Eating Disorder

In this post I am talking only from personal experience and my views may not be the same as other people. Everyone has different experiences and I hope that maybe with this post I can help someone who identifies with some of my issues. I am lucky in that I have never developed full Anorexia, […]

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Let’s Talk About Suicide

People squirm and start freaking out when you mention ‘Suicide’. But why? Yes, it’s an uncomfortable topic to talk about, but one that needs to be talked about. Statistically speaking men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women, why, I don’t know! But suicide in women is increasing rather rapidly. Yesterday was […]

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How to Help Someone Who is Suffering

One of the things I realised when I was really struggling with my depression and various other issues was that my parents and family had no idea how to handle me, what to look out for or where they could find information on how to help me. So I thought I would share some things […]

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Easy Entertaining

I’ve realised I haven’t done much on actual cooking recently so here you go, a few simple recipes/dishes to do for a simple dinner with friends. There’s nothing worse than stressing over what  to cook when you have people coming over and you want it to be awesome but easy and you sit and flick […]

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Self Care Part 2

I’ve gathered up some more tips on self-care that I use. These are ones that I always forget about but have rediscovered recently when newer techniques haven’t been working. Any feedback or any of your self-care tips are gratefully received! Being Creative. I am possibly the least artistic or poetic person you can come across so […]

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1 Year Sober!!!

On 24th May 2015 I was ready to end everything. I was at the end of a long non-stop downward spiral with booze and men and hit my rock bottom, HARD!! I spent the evening screaming at my parents that they didn’t understand and ran from them straight to the tube where I was going […]

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Writer’s Block

I’ve been making excuses about why I haven’t written a new piece for the last week or so, mainly because I’ve been ‘too busy’. But really I’ve had a sort of writer’s block and my head has been mad so not really known what to write about. So, I’m going to tell you a bit […]

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