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new year ritual

A Ritual for the New Year

As one year comes to an end and we look towards the future, it can become easy to focus all our energy on the opportunity and excitement a fresh start brings. While there may be many situations and relationships we are eager to leave behind, it’s important that we use this transition period also as …

3 steps to self-love

3 Steps to Self-Love

I’m sure I don’t need to quote stats on mental illness to you – if you’re reading this blog, you’re more than likely familiar with them. However, a specific type of mental illness that gets little air time is eating disorders. Somehow, they have become dismissed as a ‘phase’ that teenage girls go through, which …

deal with a bad week

3 Ways to Deal with a Bad Week

When you’re in the process of recovering from or managing a mental illness – or even when you’re not – a bad few days or a bad few weeks can leave you feeling pretty defeated. (A bad month or more means it’s definitely time to ask for help). You start to question whether you’ll ever get …

mental illness is for white people

Mental Illness & Race

With World Mental Health Day falling within Black History Month (10th October), I couldn’t ignore the opportunity to start this conversation. In the UK, people from black and minority ethnic groups (BME) are more likely to experience poor mental health and more likely to experience a negative outcome from treatment. In addition to this, black …