Starting the week with a cold, turning into a perforated ear drum, and 3 days laid flat unable to do much except the occasional tweet or email has drained me & I've become so anxious. Not only this, but tomorrow is the day I've put my heart & soul into, our #EckingtonWellbeingEvent & here on… Continue reading Still ill but please support us tomorrow if I’m there or not! Wellbeing & mental health are so important to me!
The community of those with mental illness I spent so much of my life alone and without friends. I was a very introverted person with not a single ounce of confidence. I was bullied and abused for this, which only pushed me further into my own bubble, a bubble that got so lonely over the… Continue reading Guest Blog from Charlotte Underwood
So last week I started a blog on being poorly, just a cold, here's some of it... From drafted blog: "When you find out it is actually illness rather than all in your head, it almost feels better. The fact the cold is finally starting to leave is a good feeling. But I still think… Continue reading 2 mini milks, a perforated ear drum and boxset without moving!
When I keep saying my first blog, I do mean video blog? Does this count & also how do I just vlog?
Around a month ago I was nominated as a Positive Role Model in Mental Health at the National Diversity Awards. I am a married mum of 2 girls, raising awareness for mental health. I have Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder & Generalised Anxiety Disorder. I have recently started blogging as therapy Sarah's Blog I have suffered… Continue reading National Diversity for Positive Role Model in Mental Health Award Bio Blog
Before I start this blog, I can genuinely say it's not about anyone in particular or any incident. I read something on Twitter & it reminded me of several occasions when it crops up. If you suffer with anxiety, depression or any other form of mental health, like a personality disorder. The first thing people… Continue reading Mental health judgements – I am more than my diagnosis!
This week has been a good, enough great week. For the first time in many weeks, I have done a "normal" week at work, working 20 hours, 3 days in the office, 1 at home. I was ecstatic. My new part time hours are really having an impact and it's a positive one. Secondly my… Continue reading A week with a Personality Disorder and the toll it can take
My crazy idea of arranging a Health, Wellbeing & Mental Health Event in 2 weeks has paid off. Wow! Our Facebook event is really helping & you can find all the latest details here. Today the banner arrived & I've been able to display it on the Main Road in Eckington so people can see… Continue reading Wellbeing, mental health & social inclusion Event
So this weekend for the first time in a long time I've been poorly. Not mentally, but physically. A horrible head cold, headache, blocked ears, headache, itchy throat, running nose, the usual. Now being rational - it's a cold. That's it! Drink plenty of water, maybe a couple of paracetamol, some fresh air & have… Continue reading Illness, anxiety and loss of trust in the medical professionals
As some of you know already, but in case not, my name is Sarah Cardwell & I’m a 35 year old mum of 2 girls with anxiety & Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. I'm at EA at Good Things Foundation & I'm very passionate about helping signpost others & raising awareness, and one day I hope… Continue reading Wellbeing and mental health event planning