You’ve been struggling with your mental health, it’s been hard, you finally gather the strength to take the incredibly brave step to ask for help only to be told it’s at least a 6 month wait for therapy. What a knock back this is. I find it unbelievably frustrating as a peer support worker, and… Continue reading 5 Things To Do While Waiting For Therapy
Pre maternal mental illness I was a naturally positive person; I always looked on the bright side, set goals, focused on them and got things done. This part of me had, I thought, completely disappeared when I became unwell. I suddenly couldn’t find the positive in anything, life was dark & scary instead of bright… Continue reading The Start Of Something New..
Our environment can have an impact on how we feel. Think about the weather, when it’s sunny out, our mood can instantly lift. Clinical depression and other mood disorders need professional treatment, so just changing a few things around us won’t cure this. But while we are recovering, and to keep us feeling good day… Continue reading 8 Tips For Creating A Relaxing & Positive Environment
I’ve written before about my own battle with Maternal OCD (which you can read here) it was something which escalated over time and affected how I lived my day to day life. I was diagnosed with “regular” (?!) OCD in my late teens, however by the time I fell pregnant it was largely under control… Continue reading Challenging Maternal OCD
For many, Mother’s Day is a day filled with fun memories, thoughtful gestures and hopefully a lie in! However for some women, it can be a difficult day filled with anxiety and depression. Around 1 in 5 women will struggle with some form of perinatal mental illness. A large number of these women will see… Continue reading Dealing with Mother’s Day & Postnatal Depression
First things first, agoraphobia isn’t as easy as step by step guide and you’re well again. It takes time, it’s small steps, and it is challenging BUT you can overcome it, I promise. Please do see your own healthcare professional for advice and guidance if you are struggling. I developed agoraphobia after the birth of… Continue reading Scared to leave the house – Agoraphobia a step by step guide to overcoming it
A couple of weeks ago I posted about low self esteem and how we can challenge that. One area which I see repeatedly and which many of us are guilty of is negative self talk. That inner critic which tells us, we aren’t good enough, it’s a negative, nagging voice and will cause us to… Continue reading The Inner Bitch – Stop Negative Self Talk