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
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
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
Since coming back from holiday I've been pretty stable, but within 8 days I've had an internet tv interview, a nomination for an award, taken part in a clinical trial, seen my psychiatrist and had an appointment with my Clinical Psychiatric Nurse. Last week was full on & boy have I felt it this week.… Continue reading Decision making and raising awareness – what’s the right thing?
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Azz from SheffieldLive I was so nervous I took a friend & colleague, Radhika, along in the rain to the workstation. It was amazing just to have the support of a friend and not be alone. I was clearly beginning to feel anxious. Once inside I met Azz… Continue reading My first interview on Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder Awareness for SheffieldLive
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