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
Category: Raising Awareness
posts about the work we have done to help raise awareness of perinatal mental health
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
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
Dealing with Mother’s Day & Postnatal Depression
For many, Mother’s Day is a day filled with fun memories, thoughtful gestures and hopefully a lie in! However for some women, it can be a difficult day filled with anxiety and depression. Around 1 in 5 women will struggle with some form of perinatal mental illness. A large number of these women will see… Continue reading Dealing with Mother’s Day & Postnatal Depression
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
The Inner Bitch – Stop Negative Self Talk
A couple of weeks ago I posted about low self esteem and how we can challenge that. One area which I see repeatedly and which many of us are guilty of is negative self talk. That inner critic which tells us, we aren’t good enough, it’s a negative, nagging voice and will cause us to… Continue reading The Inner Bitch – Stop Negative Self Talk
Sharing my journey & the things we love! Blog Update!
I’ve posted a couple of times that I will be expanding the blog a bit more this year. When I developed PND and anxiety I lost a huge sense of who I was. I think many parents do when they have their baby, but it can be magnified when you’re battling anxiety and depression. I… Continue reading Sharing my journey & the things we love! Blog Update!
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.
Melanoma – An Update
*Trigger warning - if you’re struggling with anxiety, particularly health anxiety please read with caution as content may be triggering.* This is a journal of our experiences, it’s always good to speak to your own doctor regarding any concerns. Also there’s a photo of his scar & stitches at the end so if you’re squeamish… Continue reading Melanoma – An Update
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