It’s #TimeToTalk – Being Your Own Best Friend

It's an age old problem that we tend to be terrible at taking our own advice. We are our own worse critics and things that seem logical and sensible when we say it to our friends somehow become ridiculous and impossible when we think about it in relation to ourselves. We would never look at [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Depression: The Mask

Our next guest post is from Millie who blogs over at A Queen With Wings. In this post, she reflects on how depression can cause us to hang onto our masks, not allowing anyone - including ourselves - to see what is truly going on inside our heads. She also offers some encouragement and advice [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Bullying

This next post is written by Grace who blogs over at Life In Bloom. Here she shares her experiences of bullying and the impact it had on her mental health, as well as some words of encouragement for overcoming these kinds of negative experiences. Bullying & Mental Health Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Managing Panic Attacks

In the last post, Rachel talked about her experience of panic disorder and accepting the reality of living with it. In this post, I explore some strategies that can support you to manage panic attacks. Panic attacks are terrifying things. When you first experience them it is impossible to know what is happening and it [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Acceptance

Our next guest post comes from Rachel over at Tales of a 4 Child Mom. I love her honesty in this post and know many people will be able to relate to what she has to say. But I Do Not Want To Have Panic Disorder: Accepting My Mental Illness I do not want to [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Meditation

Meditation is increasingly popular in this day and age. The market is saturated with apps and books and blogs with guided meditations for focus, for calm, for good sleep, for clarity. It is something I have 'dabbled' with but sometimes struggle to connect with. Guided meditations can be hugely helpful but if it's something you're [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Self-Care

I've written blog posts before about how creativity and little acts of self-care help pick us up on the bad days, but it's so important to make time to take care of yourself on the good days as well. I know I have struggled with a reluctance to prioritise self-care; it feels selfish and self-indulgent, [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Honesty

This post is an updated version of a post I wrote a while ago about Emotional Honesty. It's something I think is incredibly important for any positive conversation, action or reflection on mental health. In the past, when the symptoms of anxiety, depression or panic disorder would start to rear their ugly heads, I would [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk

Hello there, friend. It’s time to talk. Every year, on the first Thursday in February, Time To Changeheads up #timetotalk day. Time To Change is an organisation dedicated to ending the stigma and discrimination around mental health, and the #timetotalk campaign is all about opening up conversations, giving people the opportunity to speak openly about their [...]