Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

The Inner Bitch – Stop Negative Self Talk

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

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Everyday Parenting, Recipes, Uncategorized

Fruit Puff Pastry Tarts

I love baking and cooking - I love eating more! Its an activity I enjoy and I often feel a sense of achievement after. Its something we can do with our children which is great for building on your bond, and it can be a really mindful activity, which can help with our wellbeing. I… Continue reading Fruit Puff Pastry Tarts

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Dealing with Health Anxiety

Health Anxiety affects many people, and for many it can take over every waking thought. Here I share some tips on how to deal with health anxiety, and gain back some control.

Everyday Parenting, Our Cancer Story & Awareness, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Melanoma – An Update

*Trigger warning - if you’re struggling with anxiety, particularly health anxiety please read with caution as content may be triggering.* This is a journal of our experiences, it’s always good to speak to your own doctor regarding any concerns. Also there’s a photo of his scar & stitches at the end so if you’re squeamish… Continue reading Melanoma – An Update

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

Anxiety & Panic, Our Support Groups, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

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

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Why starting school is a big deal for Parents who had PND

When your child starts school it is a big deal, no matter how you easy/difficult you found their first few years. Here's why my eldest starting school last year was a huge deal for me as a mum who had a maternal mental illness. **Trigger Warning - Some talk of suicide and intrusive thoughts** Most… Continue reading Why starting school is a big deal for Parents who had PND