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Managing your mental health at Christmas: 5 go-to tactics

The Christmas period can be bittersweet. On one hand, it’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’; families get together, the house is decorated with lights, glitter and winter garlands, there is always a mince pie and sherry on the go and there’s no need for excuses when it comes to watching festive films back-to-back.… Continue reading Managing your mental health at Christmas: 5 go-to tactics

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Walking the footsteps of a stranger: Dissociation and Depersonalisation disorder

** I apologise in advance if some of this is difficult to read or to understand. I've tried for six years to explain what it's like to suffer with dissociation and for the most part, I've had little success. Putting into words an out-of-body experience which is so all-encompassing, is incredibly difficult.** Imagine you’re walking… Continue reading Walking the footsteps of a stranger: Dissociation and Depersonalisation disorder

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Why do we see antidepressants as the enemy?

If we were prescribed a course of antibiotics to treat an infection, the question of whether or not to take the tablets probably wouldn’t cross our minds. After all, medication is designed to make us feel better, right? Why then, is it such a different story when tablets are being prescribed to treat our mental… Continue reading Why do we see antidepressants as the enemy?

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Surviving Freshers’ week (and beyond!) with a pre-existing mental health condition

So you’ve survived exam season, collected your results and you’ve been offered a place at your chosen University - Congratulations!. Once all of the Results Day celebrations die down and the time comes to start writing packing lists, filling in registration forms and getting your head around the idea of living in a new city… Continue reading Surviving Freshers’ week (and beyond!) with a pre-existing mental health condition