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, Everyday Parenting, Inspiring Mums Monday & Guest Posts, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Maternal Mental Health Matters May 2017

Monday 1st May marks the start of the first ever Maternal Mental Health Week run by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership Over the coming week we will be sharing details about the various services available in Essex and how you can access them, some guest blog posts and information regarding maternal mental health. Please feel… Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Matters May 2017

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Losing The Unexpected

Sometimes in life we are surprised by an unexpected gift, and sometimes it can be cruelly snatched away. Occasionally though, these moments can also bring us clarity... *Trigger Warning - contains talk of miscarriage, please only read if you feel able* I've never been a great writer. I love reading but I don't have the… Continue reading Losing The Unexpected

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

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

Finding Your Tribe

Just over two years ago I discovered a group of like minded people online who changed my life in wonderful ways. While I was struggling with anxiety after a recent miscarriage, and then feeling pretty low throughout my third pregnancy, I turned to the internet to try and find some local support groups. I'd already… Continue reading Finding Your Tribe

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

To The Mum Struggling …

To The Mum Struggling,  I want you to know you aren't alone. I know it feels like you are, and that you are facing this dark cloud completely alone, but you're not. I want you to know there are lots who are suffering, maybe it's so dark that you can't see each other but they… Continue reading To The Mum Struggling …

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Fighting The Guilt

When it comes to my eldest child Amelia, over the past few years I felt a constant guilt, and I probably always will slightly. Guilt that I feel she didn't have the best of me, I always say my third child has had the 'best version' of me as a mum. Amelia has seen me… Continue reading Fighting The Guilt

Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

The Importance Of Me Time

Recently on #pndhour (Ran by @PNDandMe on Twitter Wednesday's 8pm GMT) we spoke about self care. Taking time for yourself is so important! I think if I had made a little more time for myself in the beginning it would have really helped. I found it very difficult to allow myself 'Me Time' I had opportunities,… Continue reading The Importance Of Me Time