Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Setting Intentions for 2018

Ah, New Year – that time when we look ahead to the new calendar and wonder what the next 12 months will bring. We make commitments to ourselves in the form of resolutions with the best of intentions – some realistic, some less so. I don’t believe in resolutions, preferring instead to set intentions. What’s […] Read more…

Looking Back at 2017: How Was it for Me?

With just a few days left of 2017 it’s a good time to reflect on the year…how has it gone, and what I have achieved? My word for 2017 was ‘Illuminate’ – I chose it because it is full of life, light, hope. It is also about enlightenment: knowledge, learning, connections, and empowerment. You can […] Read more…

Christmas Day ParkRun

This year’s Christmas demons were banished by running my very first ParkRun! So, what on earth possessed me to get out of my nice warm bed early on Christmas morning? The prospect of being proud of myself, having achieved something…and taking positive action to be in control of my day, my feelings, not feel sorry […] Read more…

Reflections on Baby Loss Awareness Week

Today marks the final day of the 2016 Baby Loss Awareness Week. It has been an emotionally gruelling, yet very positive week. The pinnacle of the week for me was the invitation to reception of the the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss, as the guest of Bliss Chief Executive Caroline Davey. The Group’s […] Read more…

Why We Need To Improve Perinatal Mental Health Support

We need to improve perinatal mental health support. With mental ill health remaining a taboo subject, experiencing mental ill health carrying a stigma, and mental ill health constantly misunderstood this all mental health services suffer from chronic underfunding and insufficient investment in terms of dedicated resources. Perinatal mental health is too often at the bottom […] Read more…

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