Lockdown has been good and bad for my mental health.

Lockdown has been good and bad for my mental health. Why? This post is a harder one for me to write. Talking about my mental health these days feels trickier. Partly because I am aware that people reading this space don’t always feel comfortable about what I share and also because to be honest, I […]

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Can-Do. Little cans of fun and kindness.

*This is a review post. We were sent an item to share on our blog* As a family, we try to be positive and kind and to help our children (and the adults in the house) to be calm. Can-Do is a great little tool to help with that. What is Can-Do? Can-do was created […]

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How to Break the Stress-Sleep Cycle

How to Break the Stress-Sleep Cycle The UK has seen an overwhelming increase in the number of reported cases of adults affected by stress with 74% of the nation saying they have felt overwhelmed at some point in the past year, and 54% of people worrying about the impact it’s having on their health. Stress […]

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How to find the right residential rehab treatment

*This is a collaborative post we hope you find helpful* Finding the right residential rehab treatment isn’t a simple or easy matter. What is right for one person may not be the best choice for someone else. There are many factors to consider before you make the choice that works for you. Cost, location, types […]

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The Kaleidoscope Plus Group helpline – Talk2Us

Talk2Us is available now National mental health and wellbeing charity, The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, has today launched its nationwide mental health helpline and messenger service to keep up with an increase in demand following the Coronavirus outbreak. The charity’s helpline and messenger service, Talk2Us, is free to use for anyone in the UK and will be accessible from Monday to Friday between 9am & […]

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What self-care for me will look like.

I don’t actually like the term “self-care”. I think it is overused and can be said in a way that implies things have to be done a certain way. However, the care of self in the next few months, for everyone will be important. Coronavirus has hit the world hard, badly and won’t be going […]

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Things that have made me happy this week.

Life can be tough, but as my therapist says, there is always something to try and see in a good light. So welcome to Things That Have Made Me Happy this week. Sharing the good things amongst the tough and sometimes hamster wheel slog that life feels like. This week has been hard. I am […]

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Make Instagram what you want it to be.

Ah, Instagram. We love to hate it. My teenager tells me that it’s only for old people and that TikTok is where it’s at now, but I can’t get to grips with sharing videos and coming up with funny content so I can’t be bothered with that. I joined years ago and got sucked into […]

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I am your friend – a book of hope.

*This is a review post* Mental health awareness is a passion of mine. The book “I am your friend, a book of hope” is a little book that fits into a bag or a pocket and is filled with simple but meaningful quotes and words to encourage and lift someone up. The author, artist, and […]

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