Anxiety: from racing mind to irrational thoughts – an insider’s story.

It's the racing mind with thoughts that won't slow down. It's the compulsion to undertake lots of activities at once.   It's the claustrophobia felt when surrounded by people. It's the fear of being alone.   It's the need to escape from being indoors. It's the feeling of suffocation even when you're outside.   It's … Continue reading Anxiety: from racing mind to irrational thoughts – an insider’s story.

5 Ways to Manage the Festive Season When Living with Mental or Physical Health Problems

Managing a mental or physical health condition can be a challenge 365 days of the year. By the time you’ve settled into a routine of ‘just about managing’, it seems that winter has once again reappeared. Falling temperatures are already a shock to the system and require extra energy to get you through the day. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Manage the Festive Season When Living with Mental or Physical Health Problems

Mental Health and the Media: its role, responsibilities and the key challenges

There is no doubt that coverage of mental health stories has grown in recent years. With an economic cost set at £74 billion and £99 billion in the UK, and one in four adults estimated to have a mental health problem, it has become a greater feature on the political agenda. In news reporting, this … Continue reading Mental Health and the Media: its role, responsibilities and the key challenges