mental health

Guest Blog from Charlotte Underwood

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

mental health

Crippling anxiety

Some days, like yesterday & today, the only safe place for me to be as at home. It can be in bed or on the sofa, but leaving the front door is just too much. I can sort the kids, pack up their lunch, arrange their money for trips, work from home, but stepping out… Continue reading Crippling anxiety

mental health

Kirsty’s birthday tomorrow

It's Mental Health Awareness Week & tomorrow it's Kirsty's birthday. My best friend who so many of us lost that day when the world became too much, Losing Kirsty. Pick up the phone this week, ask someone if they are ok & mean it, tell someone you love them. Tomorrow it’s your birthday I so… Continue reading Kirsty’s birthday tomorrow

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Anxiety and the impact a song can make

This afternoon I felt anxious. It wasn’t an overwhelming feeling, but I could feel that change in my head. I couldn’t work out why. I’ve had a lovely weekend away with my family & some amazing friends. So I headed for a little lay down. When I woke up we got in the car &… Continue reading Anxiety and the impact a song can make

Borderline Personality Disorder

Talking to work about your condition

Having suffered with mental health illness since I was 16, I've spent the last 19 years trying to hide or cure myself. Last year I really began to struggle, deteriorating after my mum passed away & my best friend took her own life, Kirsty. I had only been in my role at Good Things Foundation… Continue reading Talking to work about your condition

Borderline Personality Disorder

Learning to live and parent with anxiety and a personality disorder

Self care is a huge part of suffering with mental health. Learning to become aware of your moods, your triggers & letting those around you know too.  For the longest time I felt my husband left me at my most vulnerable times, when I needed him the most, but actually, just as my anxiety… Continue reading Learning to live and parent with anxiety and a personality disorder