Mental Health

This category of my blog hosts all of my content relating to mental health.

  • Mental Health

    5 Ways to Cope with Postnatal Depression

    Postnatal Depression. For some, it’s a niggling feeling in the pit of the stomach; an intrusive thought that keeps popping up out of the blue; something you can control but never really goes. For others, it is a complete life…

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    5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is such an important practice, and I wrote previously about a number of reasons why you should practice mindfulness. Essentially, it helps to ground us, it helps with our mental health, and it helps us to enjoy life. There…

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    Anxiety: What It Means for Me

    Everybody gets anxious, especially those with children in their care. You might get anxious about starting a new job, or your child starting a new school. Maybe you get anxious in certain situations, or around certain people. Living with anxiety,…

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    Why Self Care Should be a Priority as a Mum

    As a mum, or a parent in general, I find it is so easy to overlook my own well being. I’m talking a rounded well being here – physical, emotional, psychological. I spend so much of my time worrying about…

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    7 Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

    The first big question here, is what is mindfulness? Well simply put, mindfulness is a type of self care. I’d even argue that it’s the most important type. Strangely enough, mindfulness is all about really putting your mind to work…

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    10 Signs you’re an overthinker

    Overthinking is a bitch. There’s no better way to describe it. It is anxiety inducing and bloody exhausting. It can turn the simplest of pleasures into such an ordeal that you become unable to enjoy it; a simple trip to…

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    Mental Health

    What is Self-Care and how can you practice it?

    Self-care is all about making the time to look after yourself. It’s about figuring out what you need, and acting on it. To implement self-care in your life, is to understand that you need to look after yourself in order…

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    Mental Health

    Ditch those Negative Words

    During one of my talking therapy sessions for PND, I had one of my negative cycles pointed out. It was quite enlightening, and such a lightbulb moment. So often we get caught up in these cycles without even realising, because…

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    Mental Health

    The Storm that follows the Calm

    Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. My mental health is something that I have struggled with since I was a child, and so this is something I feel incredibly passionate about. I’d like to…

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    Mental Health

    Second Child: Where is the Support?

    I wrote previously about my experiences of becoming a mum for the first time. It was not what I expected it to be, and it left me feeling confused and overwhelmed. This time round, everything is different. My daughter is…


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