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How to Worry Well - Mary Meadows

How to Worry Well - Mary Meadows

What are you worried about today?   Worrying is a place most of us are familiar with, we worry mostly about stuff we’ve assumed from conversations, what other people think of us, and of course from our own thoughts, that’s where worry is in our minds. Worrying is helpful it helps us solve problems and take action. Worrying is normal, its how we are made up as humans its how our minds keep us safe.   However worrying can get out of hand, it can become a pattern of how we think, it can lead to feeling anxious,  brings us...

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It's OK - Charlie's Story

I was recently talking to my good friends Jo, and Chloe, from Smith Webb, about their work with mental health charity; Mind’s ‘It’s OK’ campaign, and offered to write something about my experience with maternal bereavement and its effect on my mental health.    I wanted to share my story to highlight the hidden, yet tragically common, experience of baby loss and stillbirth.  As well as to hopefully provide some hope, support and empathy to others going through such an experience.   Where to start?    Over 10 years ago the unthinkable happened.  At 8 months pregnant I was looking forward to having a sibling...

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A BUSY WEEK

A BUSY WEEK

  Since the lovely Holly Whilloughby posted that insta pic of herself wearing one of our sweaters last week, that jumper has quickly become our best seller.  And what's not to like?  It's pink.  It's organic and ethically made.  It says Be Kind - which was Chloe's and my main aim in all this, to promote kindness and positivity and also to raise awareness of bullying and mental health issues. £5 from each of our adult sweatshirts goes to mental health charities and £2 from the kids sweatshirts to anti-bullying charities, so you know that not only are you helping...

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MENS MENTAL HEALTH & FATHERS DAY

MENS MENTAL HEALTH & FATHERS DAY

  Towards the latter part of June, we are focussing on men's mental health.  Just over three out of four suicides (76%) are by men and suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35. (Reference: ONS, source: Mens Health Forum).  Ian, from Harlow in Essex, tells us his story and why support for this cause is so important.     Before I tell you about me I want to break something to you, and I hope it won’t disappoint you. I’m not Stephen Fry or Alistair Campbell, I’m not the Rapper Scarface and I’m pretty sure that I’m...

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