Tag Archives: mental health

How do we heal ‘mental illness’ – Psychotherapy in action

Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of monthly mental health guest posts. This month we have an expert opinion from the wonderful Anna Colgan, a Core Process Psychotherapist & Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner.  Anna was trained at … Continue reading

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Dandelions and bad hair days

Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of monthly mental health guest posts. This time we hear from writer Vivienne Tuffnell. Vivienne is the author of  the book Strangers & Pilgrims, blogs regularly at Zen and the art … Continue reading

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On finding real truth, peace and reconciling ourselves to the future

It is Good Friday. I once again maintained a Furneaux family tradition quite alone by eating far too many Hot Cross Buns. I am anticipating chocolate eggs on Sunday and looked forward to having the family around me for a … Continue reading

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How does depression look to you? – Emma’s story

Editors note: This is the seventh in a monthly series of guest posts on the subject of mental health.  For April we hear from Emma, a full-time mum, part-time volunteer, part-time career advisor and a Licensed Lay Minister. She talks … Continue reading

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A footballer’s despair: why we must stop singing ‘Boys Don’t Cry’

Editors note: This is the sixth in a monthly series of guest posts on the subject of mental health.  Award-winning writer and blogger Tim Atkinson is a stay-at-home dad. It is a role he loves and which he combines with … Continue reading

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On my return from the Lake District – putting my poem out there

I love the Lake District, and seem to feel my mood lift as soon as I cross the border into Cumbria. Where others want to emigrate to sunnier climes I long for the  random weather of the fells and valleys; … Continue reading

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Chris’s story – Depression sours like vinegar, but ‘I’m Fine’…..

Editors note: This is the fourth in a monthly series of guest posts on the subject of mental health. For January 2011 Chris Rugg has felt able to share his experiences. These brave words were first published on Chris’s own … Continue reading

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2011 – I may not be SMART but I might have FUN….

I read on Yahoo News this morning that the way to ensure you stick to New Year’s Resolutions is to ensure that they are, in management-speak, SMART. Having spent years in strategy development and research this is a term that … Continue reading

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‘In a drear-nighted December’: Keats on post-Christmas blues

I wrote this post at the end of 2011, but as we head towards Twelfth Night once again; as we prepare to take down the tree and get back into the old routines it rang a soft sleigh bell in … Continue reading

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Depression isn’t the end of the world, it just feels like it… Stef’s story

Editors note: This is the third in a monthly series of guest posts on the subject of mental health. For December Stef has felt able to share her experience as a woman, wife and mother living with depression. It is … Continue reading

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