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Why you need to open up about your mental health 23

Share your mental health story For a very long time I kept my mental health a secret. For over ten years I hid my worries, my low mood, my urges to self harm and my suicidal thoughts to myself. There was a part of me, a big part, that I was keeping secret. Keeping my anxiety and depression a secret was actually adding to my stress. It wasn’t making my mental health problems go away and it wasn’t making them any easier to live with. Every year on Time to Talk day Time to Change encourage all of us to […]

Why you need to open up about your mental health. Feel inspired to open about your mental health, anxiety, depression story.

How does pilates help you to manage your mental health? Six reasons why pilates is good for stress, anxiety and depression.

6 reasons why pilates is good for your mental health 23

Have you ever tried pilates? We all know that exercise is good for you for many, many reasons. As well as walking I find that doing some pilates is really good for my mental health. Developer Joseph Pilates believed that physical and mental health were extrinsically linked. He developed this exercise believing that it was good for your physical as well as mental health. But I think somewhere along the line we’ve lost that. I started going to pilates classes on the advice of my doctor for sciatica. And while it was good for my back I found it was […]


Dear Daily Mail I’m not hooked on Happy Pills 23

Did you see the front cover of the Daily Mail on Friday 29th December? Or seen ‘A nation hooked on happy pills‘ article by Ben Spencer, Medical Correspondent online? According to the Daily Mail I am hooked on my happy pills. That I went to my GP demanding a quick fix. And they were tired of dealing with lots of unhappy, complaining patients and knowing that I wouldn’t be able to talk to anyone just gave me some pills. Actually Mr Spencer it didn’t happen like that. When I first started taking antidepressants I was 22 and seeing a counsellor. […]

According to the Daily Mail I am hooked on my happy pills