Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Baby Loss – Sadness & Stats

***Trigger warning - Baby Loss*** Today I received an email from a well known parenting website informing me I was 34 weeks pregnant, I'd signed up for updates as soon as I found out I was expecting, and this email told me that my baby would be plumping up and could hear my voice...except I'm… Continue reading Baby Loss – Sadness & Stats

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End Silence & Stigma – Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Course

Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Awareness course for health care professionals, and those who support families. November 3rd & 4th, Canvey Island, Essex. Ourselves here at Lotus Petal Family Support have teamed up with 'From My Womb To My Heart' to create a two day course focusing on Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health.… Continue reading End Silence & Stigma – Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Course

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Facing Melanoma With Hope & Positivity

Sometimes in life bad things happen, often these are out of our control, but what we do have control over is how we react to these situations. I wasn't sure if I wanted to write about this or include it in my blog. But it's something which has & will affect our mental wellbeing, I… Continue reading Facing Melanoma With Hope & Positivity

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

8 Tips on Dealing with anxiety during a stressful time

Everybody goes through stressful times, it's just part of life. But when you struggle with anxiety, stress can make the symptoms feel worse. Recently I've had quite a lot going on personally. We've had a run of unfortunate events, our miscarriage earlier in the year, I've struggled with my physical health, which thankfully has begun… Continue reading 8 Tips on Dealing with anxiety during a stressful time

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6 Tips for improving our diet for our mental health

Making positive changes to our lifestyle can be difficult. We get into bad habits and changing these takes time. Here's some tips which helped me change my diet to improve not only my physical health but also my mental health. Phase I love my treats and cutting things out completely and quickly just doesn't work… Continue reading 6 Tips for improving our diet for our mental health

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

How Food Can Impact Our Mental Health

We all know that what we eats affects our bodies and is important for our health. But it is the impact it has on our mental health which can sometimes be forgotten. I love food. My family and friends love food, and I've grown up with it being an important and enjoyable aspect of get… Continue reading How Food Can Impact Our Mental Health

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11 Tips for surviving the Summer Break when you’re a parent with depression

The school holidays always seem to bring a sense of dread among many parents I speak to. Many feel it's a time where they feel exhausted, inadequate and stressed. I don't hate the school holidays. I use to, but I'm finding them easier as time goes on. I do miss the routine of school etc… Continue reading 11 Tips for surviving the Summer Break when you’re a parent with depression

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

The Tears Behind The Smiles

It really is so important not to judge others by their social media updates or compare ourselves to others, there's always a story behind the picture. I am always posting about social media and not to compare ourselves. I think with the summer term ending and the holidays coming up it's important to remind ourselves… Continue reading The Tears Behind The Smiles

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

The Embarrassing Symptoms of Anxiety…

Many people are aware of the symptoms of anxiety, but some can cause more embarrassment and worry, trapping sufferers in a cycle of fear. Mental illness affects people in a variety of ways, and many symptoms can manifest physically. These include:- - Shortness of breath - Feeling nauseous - Increased heartrate - Palpitations - Shaking… Continue reading The Embarrassing Symptoms of Anxiety…

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

What I’ve learnt from my Mental Health relapses…

I've been well now for nearly 3 years. Recovery is individual to everyone but one thing we all know is it isn't an easy, straight road. Here I share what I've learnt from my own difficult moments and relapses. I've had two main 'relapses' when it came to my postnatal mental health. The first was… Continue reading What I’ve learnt from my Mental Health relapses…