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Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic… and the rest!

Words Fail Me – Fashion & #mentalhealth

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This is not a sponsored post  Never did I think I’d see the day when fashion embraced mental health in a genuine and meaningful way… Not before a flying pig or money tree at least! I’ve recently discovered Maison de Choup. Don’t be put off by the fancy French name, they’re really nice, cool people. Not to mention talented. Vanity Fair labelled them ‘The Fashion brand with a mental health cause […]

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#MindAwards – NOMINATED!

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Well it’s been four days since I received the email informing me that my blog has been nominated for a Mind Award. Shock doesn’t even begin to cover it. I burst into tears (of joy) and then tried to ring my mum. I say tried because my hands were shaking so hard I could barely hold my phone! http://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/mind-media-awards/2016-shortlist/ I began writing We’re All Mad here in 2013 after a […]

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Mental Health Mates – Bryony Gordon

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As I approached the group, I was sweating buckets. Nerves and a speedy fifteen minute walk in the heat was bound to cause trouble. My iPhone had taken me the wrong way and I was late, I HATE being late. According to Apple’s greatest invention The Clapham Common Bandstand is a house opposite the Windmill Hotel (it isn’t). Three days earlier I spied a tweet from Bryony Gordon, author of the […]

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First review – Rituals Oriental Night

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Message for all of my crazy readers.🙂 I’m finally at the stage with my blog where I feel comfortable enough to review products that I think would be beneficial to the mental health community. For personal reasons, it’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Over the years I’ve spent God know’s how much on products, treatments and services that I thought would be helpful. Sadly 75% […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD

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“I try to laugh about it cover it all up with lies, I try to laugh about it hiding the tears in my eyes, because boys don’t cry. Boys don’t cry.” The Cure  The Calm Zone have launched a powerfully astute campaign to raise awareness about the biggest killer of men under the age of 45. Suicide.  I would encourage everyone to watch & share this Video. “The thing most […]

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Teenage Kicks

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I recently met three amazing sixteen year old girls (at a wedding, not on a night out). In between complaining about the frankly horrendous DJ – The Friends theme tune at a disco… really? We chatted about various things, including the best way to get the perfect cat flick eyeliner look (This was a sixteen year old telling ME) and eventually the subject of exam results came up, which brought back […]

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The 42% Punishment

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One of the main hastags trending on Twitter (today) is #GenderPayGap, prompted by research from The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) “On average, women earn 18% less per hour than men.” It’s a topic that always sparks a lively debate and all I can reflect on is my own experience, so I shared a story from my past. Once at a company Christmas party an ex colleague drunkenly revealed that he […]

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