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An exercise to manage worry

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Rachel Kelly, bestselling writer, public speaker and mental health campaigner, has written a new book, Singing in the Rain. It is a workbook of 52 exercises that you can complete, week by week as you take on more responsibility for your own mental health. Exercises include letters and drawings to personalise and create your own […]

A daughter’s loss

True stories

Abi McCabe When I was 16, my mother died. Losing a parent at a young age really teaches you a lot. It makes you grow up a lot faster, become more independent, and stronger emotionally and physically. I felt really lost for a while and felt I had nowhere to turn or no one to talk […]

Morning Ritual Meditation

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When Jason McGrice was introduced to the concepts of meditation and reiki almost 15 years ago, it took some time for them to resonate with him. But the seed had been planted and, after a crippling two and a half years of anxiety, he started to experience first-hand the amazing healing benefits of these spiritual […]

Be whomever you want to be

True stories

In this vlog, Linda Mbagwu talks about the challenges she has had with depression and anxiety, which spurred her into finding out more about how trauma in the past can affect our present.  “While it was the worst period of my life, it has turned out to be the best thing to happen […]

Discovering You Are Autistic

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By Katherine May  The problem with “I’d never have guessed” You’re autistic? I’d never have guessed! I’ve got used to this response over the last few years. Like thousands of other women, I’ve recently learned that I’m autistic, having struggled through to middle age feeling profoundly different to everyone else around me. I never seemed […]

Social Media Made My Anxiety & Post Natal Depression Worse

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Wendy’s Story Social media started negatively impacting my mental health when my second baby was around 2 weeks old, I was 25. There was an incident one day when I was bathing him, he rolled his face into the water and a few heartbeats passed before I noticed. My son was fine, a little shaken […]

Bethany Hocken’s Anxiety Story

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There is a tribe called the Wintu, indigenous to the various landscapes of Northern Sacramento Valley. Their language refers to the body only in relation to the world around them. So, your left arm to the Wintuan community would be your East arm, according to what direction you are facing. As my heartbeats slowed and […]

Can Going Outdoors Treat Your Anxiety?

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Anxiety is a common mental health disorder affecting approximately 3 million people in the UK. It’s commonly treated with antidepressants or therapy, but self-help can be valuable for sufferers, especially when a panic attack strikes out of the blue or if you’re anxious after a stressful event and can’t seem to calm down. One of the ways in which […]

What causes anxiety and depression?

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Mindset look at a scene from the Movie Inside Out, with an important message of how ‘our feelings are essential to our wellbeing’. We shouldn’t avoid sadness or hide our feelings, as the flow of emotions keep us balanced and can stop us facing major anxiety or depression.  

Anziety by Logic

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This song – Anziety by Logic – is well worth a listen. And the lyrics are powerful  – you can read them here and he explains them in this amazing video: Logic has a very interesting background – you can find out more about him here. Hat tip: Susannah.

Benjamin Zander: Tuning into Happiness – The Conductor Coach

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Benjamin Zander Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. We can all radiate possibility. And master conductor Benjamin Zander is a good example. This ‘energizer bunny of classical music’ is unorthodox and passionate, encouraging his musicians to experiment and follow their intuition. Zander, whose parents fled Nazi Germany, is not […]