Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression

PND & Christmas – Tips For The Festive Period

Christmas is probably one of the most stressful times of year for parents. Whether you struggle with depression and anxiety or not it can become overwhelming. Here’s some tips for parents struggling with their mental health, which can help make things a little easier. Plan I’m a lover of lists, I have them for everything… Continue reading PND & Christmas – Tips For The Festive Period

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

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

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

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

The Lonely Side Of Parenting

When you think of people who may be lonely, parents aren't probably the first who come to mind, but many are struggling with loneliness and isolation. I always imagined when I had children I would be out at baby groups, meeting new mummy friends at cafes and living a sociable, fun life. My reality couldn't… Continue reading The Lonely Side Of Parenting

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…

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Maternal OCD – My Worst Nightmares

**Trigger Warning - contains talk of intrusive, disturbing thoughts** OCD affected me in my late teens, with therapy I got it under control but after having my baby, I was struck with PND & anxiety and they brought along Maternal OCD for the ride too. I was surprised to see I hadn't written much about… Continue reading Maternal OCD – My Worst Nightmares

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

Opening up to friends about PND & their thoughts

One thing I know for sure is I wouldn't have stayed well, or made it through my tough times without my friends. I know I'm my heart that they would support me no matter what, and I would do the same for them, yet I still hid my postnatal depression, anxiety and even my thoughts… Continue reading Opening up to friends about PND & their thoughts

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

Recovery – its individual

Recovery means different things to different people. For some it means no longer needing medication, for others, including myself it means being able to do the things your illness prevented you doing before and some people don't believe in the word recovery. These are all valid points, but something I believe is recovery is different… Continue reading Recovery – its individual

Everyday Parenting, Uncategorized

Believing in yourself

Believing in yourself... When I had postnatal depression and my anxiety had me in its grip I lost every bit of self love, confidence and ultimately the belief I had the ability to make good decisions. I was always looking for someone to validate what I was doing, usually my mum. I felt I needed… Continue reading Believing in yourself