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Finding the ‘Right’ Words #WorldMentalHealthDay

“Just tell someone how you feel“…maybe easier said than done. …sometimes, finding the words to say how you feel is tricky. What if you don’t know how you feel? What if you don’t understand how you feel? What if you feel nothing? I think there’s a misconception that you need to understand and be able… Continue reading Finding the ‘Right’ Words #WorldMentalHealthDay

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DBT Tips: Radical Acceptance

Radical acceptance is a concept that I use quite regularly in order to help me cope day to day and to challenge negative thoughts and feelings. It is a concept that you will most probably hear associated with DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy), as it falls under the module of distress tolerance within its framework. I myself… Continue reading DBT Tips: Radical Acceptance

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The Little Green Man with the Red Boots

The little green man with the red boots. That voice inside your head that cunningly infects the way you think, insisting you miss that snack, skip that class and do that compulsion just one more time. Just. One. More. Time. JUST. ONE. MORE. TIME… For a long time, I struggled to separate OCD, anorexia etc. from myself. This was particularly evident… Continue reading The Little Green Man with the Red Boots

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Theresa May – Mental Health Reform For Young People | Will We Really See A Change?

Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech announcing “plans to ‘transform’ attitudes to mental health, with a focus on children and young people”. Government mental health funding, awareness and reform has, unfortunately, often been left on the sidelines and has taken the brunt of many cuts and then ultimately lacking adequate funding for the volume… Continue reading Theresa May – Mental Health Reform For Young People | Will We Really See A Change?

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Dear Stranger – You Deserve Happiness

You deserve happiness. This may seem a little outright coming from a stranger, but it’s true. However I won’t define happiness for you, that’s what is so special about it. Nobody’s happiness is identical. Maybe you’re happy because you got full marks on a test, or maybe you’re happy because you didn’t let an intrusive… Continue reading Dear Stranger – You Deserve Happiness

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The Fear of Failure | Life in a Cardboard Box

A fear of failure is something that many of us struggle with. Especially with the increasing pressure that seems to be coming from schools and universities to get straight A’s or to finish with a first. With all this pressure, it can leave us extremely torn down and feeling as though there’s an expectation for education… Continue reading The Fear of Failure | Life in a Cardboard Box