Mental Health

Mental Health Linky #4

Hello and welcome to the fourth instalment of the Mental Health Linky! Thank you to everyone who has got involved so far, I have really enjoyed reading your posts and flicking through your blogs. I strongly believe that sharing our experiences not only helps to alleviate our own stress and act as a form of… Continue reading Mental Health Linky #4

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Mental Health Linky #2

After a few issues since week 1, we are finally back with Mental Health Linky #2! Peer support is a big part of self-care, and reading other people’s stories can often help us on the road to recovery. Please don’t be shy – there is no judgement here. Come and join us, and share with your… Continue reading Mental Health Linky #2

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Mental Health Linky #1

Welcome to the first week of the Mental Health Linky! Having done a bit of research, I decided to set up my own blog link-up which will offer a space for people to share their own mental health blogs and blog entries. Peer support is a big part of self-care, and reading other people’s stories can… Continue reading Mental Health Linky #1

Mental Health

GUEST POST: My Story – Postpartum Psychosis and Postnatal Anxiety

This is the experience of the strong woman behind Welsh Mummy Blogs – thank you Charlotte for letting me share your story! You can find the original post here. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 20 years old. When I was 25 I became pregnant with my first child. As soon as the booking… Continue reading GUEST POST: My Story – Postpartum Psychosis and Postnatal Anxiety

Mental Health · Postpartum Psychosis

What is Postpartum Psychosis?

Postpartum Psychosis is a severe mental illness which affects 1 in 1000 mums. Whilst it usually starts in the first few days/weeks after birth, it has been known to start within the first few hours or months down the line. Postpartum Psychosis is to be treated as a medical emergency, as it can lead to… Continue reading What is Postpartum Psychosis?

Mental Health · Self-Care

Self-Care Series: Free Download

This final instalment of the Self-Care Series is more of a round-up, with a free download at the end. What has been covered?   What is Self-Care? Understanding what self-care truly is, looking at both physical and emotional self-care. Understanding that it’s not selfish to take time for yourself.   Why is Self-Care Important? Self-Care is important… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Free Download

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Self-Care Series: Favourite Reads

I’d like to share with you some articles and blog entries on self-care which I’ve found helpful, insightful, and encouraging. They are packed with information and life experiences, and I strongly believe that it’s the combination of both that truly helps people to understand just how important self-care is. Give them a read, like, comment,… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Favourite Reads

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Self-Care Series: Sleep

Sleep! Something we all crave and yet never seem to get enough of. It is also something that has incredibly strong links with mental health. Did you know, for example, that studies have shown that 65-90% of adults with major depression have sleep problems? For some, it is the lack of sleep that leads to… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Sleep

Mental Health · Self-Care

Self-Care Series: Healthy Eating

It can be hard to maintain a healthy diet on a daily basis. Or rather, it is all too easy to resort to sugary/salty snack foods and greasy takeaways when we are in a rush and want something quick to eat. When your mental health is suffering, it’s also all too common for us to… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Healthy Eating

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Self-Care Series: Exercise

When you’re feeling down and lethargic, exercise is probably the last thing you want to do. The thought of it alone can expel your last remaining smidgeon of energy, and make you just want to curl up in a ball and sleep. Exercise, however, is a fantastic way of beating the blues, especially when incorporated into… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Exercise