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Anxiety and Me - Lillie Farrow

I don’t think I was aware of mental health until about 3 or 4 years ago. That statement in itself is just absolutely mental in itself. I think now when we are surrounded by people who talk/campaign/blog/share their mental health stories I can’t help but question why it wasn’t on my list of things that I should be thinking about and taking care of daily. Social Media has a lot to answer for. It has created a career for me that I didn’t even know existed, it has created friendships and connections that I value, allowed me to feel less...

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Self Care and Me - by Gemma Capocci

I didn’t become pregnant and think I was going to be a terrible parent.  I worried I wouldn’t have a clue what I was doing, sure.  But I felt fairly confident I was going to be a good mum – a fun mum, a happy mum.   Yet as I sat on my sofa, listening to my baby cry in her cot for what seemed like the millionth time, I felt like none of those things.  Instead I felt stuck, trapped; with a feeling of despair I had never experienced before.  I was a long way from the happy mum I...

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Be Kind - Danny Chambers and Rosie Allister

At any veterinary conference you will see dozens of vets wearing sweaters emblazoned with Be Kind. Here’s why.   Most people probably assume being a vet is a dream job. This is in many ways true because most vets started dreaming about helping animals since they were in primary school.    There are many exhilarating moments in the life of a vet, for example attending calvings at night and successfully bringing a new life into the world against all the odds. Or treating beloved pets who are considered to be members of their family - sometimes a dog or cat...

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Glow Gold for September- Hugo’s Story

When my lovely friend Jo and her work wife Chloe said they were doing a gold themed jumper for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month I was delighted.   Not just because it would raise awareness and funds for the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group, but because our experience of childhood cancer fits so well with their ethos.   An experience with cancer is about more than chemotherapy and the physical effects, it's a mental battle too. Not just for the patient, but the whole family.   It's about love and support from others, learning you are not alone and how much difference a simple act of kindness can...

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