Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

5 Things To Do While Waiting For Therapy

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

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Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Our Support Groups, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

The Start Of Something New..

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..

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

8 Tips For Creating A Relaxing & Positive Environment

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

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Recipes, Uncategorized

Challenging Maternal OCD

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

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Scared to leave the house – Agoraphobia a step by step guide to overcoming it

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

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.

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

Intrusive Thoughts – What are they & how to deal with them

*Trigger Warning - this blog has descriptions of Intrusive thoughts that may be distressing or triggering to some, please take care if you feel vulnerable* Disclaimer - this blog post features my own experiences and opinions, please seek advice from your health care professional for treatment for Intrusive thoughts. Intrusive thoughts come up in discussion… Continue reading Intrusive Thoughts – What are they & how to deal with them