Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week: Why parents will be shouting on 5th of May

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems during and after pregnancy. It’s all about raising public and professional awareness of perinatal mental health problems, advocating for women affected by it, changing attitudes and helping families access the information, care... Continue Reading →

How to teach self-kindness to children

It’s that dreaded time of year when the media is full of ‘new year, new you’ messaging, your social media is awash with Dry January and Veganuary and you can’t escape the ‘what are your resolutions?’ questioning. I can feel myself, totally subconsciously, dialing up the self-hatred to a hundred. It’s what these messages are... Continue Reading →

Sertraline and me

Despite struggling with mental ill health, to greater and lesser degrees for the majority of my life, I've chosen for the most part to stay unmedicated (apart from a relatively short and very badly managed period of Citalopram a good few years ago now). I'd made that decision for so many different reasons - that... Continue Reading →

My 7 Days of Self-Kindness Challenge

18-24th May marks Mental Health Awareness Week; 7 days of open conversations around how to support and promote the nations mental health. This year’s theme is kindness and, whilst it’s obviously vital to show kindness to others, as my fave Ru Paul says, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 and children’s mental health

A new YouGov survey for international children’s charity World Vision shines a light on how the nations children are already struggling I’ve been trying to avoid too much discussion around the dreaded C word here on My Anxious Life, but unfortunately it’s time to face facts – Covid19 isn’t going anywhere soon and, even when... Continue Reading →

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