EMDR | A Summary

As I’ve written a series about my recent therapy experience, I thought it would be a good idea to do a little summary post now that I’ve finished. This way, those who don’t want to read through every post (I know I waffle) may still get a good idea of what EMDR is and what it’s like. For those who haven’t read any of the previous posts and aren’t sure… View Post

The Mental Health Toolkit

I’ve decided that as I have lots of different tips and bits and bobs sprawled across my blog in various different posts, it would be good to put them all in one place. So I’m going to put together absolutely everything that has helped my recovery all in one post (it could be a bit long, you may want to grab a cuppa). Mindfulness Meditation When I first heard about… View Post

Time to Talk Day 2017 | Conversations Change Lives

It’s Time to Talk Day! The theme of this year’s is Conversations Change Lives and boy, do they. It’s very important to consider the effects that a small conversation can have on somebody – good and bad – and being a Time to Change Champion, it’s my job to tell you all about it. If you know somebody who is struggling with a mental illness, I urge you to send… View Post

Attachment Anxiety 

Until I started therapy recently, I had no idea that this was even a thing. I explained my situation and various bits and bobs and my therapist told me she thinks I could be suffering from attachment anxiety. I’m like ‘what?’ Often you hear people talking about attachment and becoming easily attached to people and I think it’s become something that’s seen as quite ‘normal’. We get attached to people,… View Post

Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace

I have to start by saying that I have been very, very lucky and unfortunately not all employers are as supportive as mine. My colleagues and workplace have been an integral part of my recovery but because my mental illnesses have been high-functioning, this may not be the case for everybody. (If you’re unsure on what high-functioning means, it basically means that I can carry on living my day-to-day life… View Post