Discussion/Blogging Workshops

We are running a series of workshops at the Croissant of Inequality to discuss issues around wellbeing and generate new posts for the blog. They are going to be much more focussed on discussion than the technology of blogging, so they are more informal than the courses and sessions we…

Mad Pride 2017

Mad Pride is back again this year! If you missed it last year it was a great event with ‘Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5’ providing the headline musical act. There was poetry, performance from some class cabaret and drama acts and the event ended with a parade – all…

It’s Self-Injury Awareness Day

Actually it was Self-Injury Awareness Day yesterday, but I think such things should be de-stigmatized all the time, so I’m sharing this post from Marzi Wilson (Introvert Doodles), which says so much with simplicity and her usual warmth and compassion.

‘ThinkUp’ – The Power of Positive Affirmation

I have a love/hate relationship with modern technology. On the one hand, I don’t like that we have become so dependent on it, but on the other, the ability to share ideas, and to carry a library of books, videos and music around in our pockets has massive appeal. In…

‘Find A Therapist’ Directory

I made a connection with someone on Twitter who has set up an international directory of therapists. This is such a useful resource, especially if you are facing mental illness alone, or a loved one is facing mental illness and you don’t know where to turn. When we spoke via Twitter,…

Creative Writing as Therapy

Creative writing may often be helpful for people with mental health difficulties and for those who try to help us. Here is an audio discussion about how creative writing can be used in therapy by Lunar Poetry Podcasts. How has creative writing helped you? There is a transcript of this discussion here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxLpTEqA4Nm2VTBfRDBibHhBRDg/view….

Deskercise

Many of us – bloggers as well as readers – lead sedentary lives. If you have a mental illness such as depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, etc. the illness can practically put you under house arrest. From my experience, and I don’t think I’m alone in this, you spend your time sitting and…

Find The Words

It can be difficult to find the words to talk to your doctor about your mental health. Mind‘s Find The Words campaign aims to help you find the words to talk to your GP about their mental health and get the support you need. Use the “CC” button in the video…

Half Empty or Half Full

It’s a question we often get asked in modern psycho-babble: “Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty type of person?” In the past few months, I’ve been under a lot of stress. I have had major family upheaval, as well as physical health issues, related stress…

My Experience : Well-Pool is a great online focus for the wellbeing community in Liverpool.

I got involved with initial site development because I’d recently gained so much in my life via the PSS wellbeing centres and I wanted to contribute and share my experience. It has been a great focus for the team, as this project developed and we’ve had many laughs along the…

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