Mental Health Parentals – a new community

I’ve had the idea for Mental Health Parentals in the pipeline for as long as my blog has been live as it is something I’ve craved for and I truly believe could be helpful.

There are tonnes of online forums, groups on Facebook and so on across the internet and social media where you can speak to fellow sufferers and while they are amazing, I’ve found them not suitable for me. Continue reading “Mental Health Parentals – a new community”

Beating Big D: Counselling & Therapy Update

I wanted to write a little update about counselling and how I feel in general.

Every Wednesday I am having an hour-long session with a counsellor online and we discuss anything and everything, as per my previous post.

At the end of each session we set goals and sometimes some reading material to help me over the next week. Continue reading “Beating Big D: Counselling & Therapy Update”

Is it only in my head? When mental health gets physical

It’s generally believed that mental illness is just that – in your head.

But sometimes the stresses in your head get so great that mental illness starts affecting you slightly more and showing physically. Continue reading “Is it only in my head? When mental health gets physical”

Beating Big D: Online Therapy

In my local area there is an organisation called Ieso Digital Health which is a self referral service for online and telephone counselling and therapy.

I have tried it in the past and found because I was feeling better or off my nut on anti-depressants it didn’t really work for me, and I’ve kind of just gone it alone.

I met with my GP last week and she suggested I try again, as it may really help if I approach with the thought of it just being a chat with someone and not expecting a cure. Continue reading “Beating Big D: Online Therapy”