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
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
Mindful Cooking – Creamy Tarragon Chicken
When thinking of recipes I wanted to share for my mindful cooking blogs, this was one of my top picks! This is so delicious and super easy to make. Full credit for this recipe goes to my dad, who probably owes full credit to Ainsley Harriet. This was discovered back in the “Can’t cook, won’t… Continue reading Mindful Cooking – Creamy Tarragon Chicken
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
Fruit Puff Pastry Tarts
I love baking and cooking - I love eating more! Its an activity I enjoy and I often feel a sense of achievement after. Its something we can do with our children which is great for building on your bond, and it can be a really mindful activity, which can help with our wellbeing. I… Continue reading Fruit Puff Pastry Tarts
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
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
End Silence & Stigma – Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Course
Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Awareness course for health care professionals, and those who support families. November 3rd & 4th, Canvey Island, Essex. Ourselves here at Lotus Petal Family Support have teamed up with 'From My Womb To My Heart' to create a two day course focusing on Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health.… Continue reading End Silence & Stigma – Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Course