This weeks blog post comes from Luke, who wanted to write about the relationship between his mental health and Muay Thai (a form of boxing). He talks openly about his own journey… TW: Cancer, suicidal thoughts, depression. There you stand, hazy and confused after taking a relentless barrage of blows. There’s an eerie silence andRead more

For this guest blog post, Colin Moody writes about how he see’s mental health and austerity overlap in his life and what needs to change for things to improve. Austerity is bad for your mental health. Do you feel alone? Depressed? Stressed? You may be suffering from austerity or the more recent strain of austerityRead more

We are so excited that Bristol is going to be hosting Peerfest this year. We wanted to talk a bit about what that means… Conversation. It’s the first of Freedom of Mind’s three main aims,  (conversation, education and change) for a good reason. Talking about issues and problems that we are experiencing is an importantRead more

In his personal story, Ant talks openly about his relationship with his own OCD and the struggles he has gone through whilst coming to accept it. I see and hear it all the time: “My bedroom has to be so tidy otherwise it sets off my OCD”, or: “I just washed my hands twice in a row;Read more

For this blog post, guest contributor Shaun Clarke has written a poem he calls “Thrive” Thrive reflects a positive mind-set that seeks to focus on human potential given our natural or assumed order and imposed intellect on this planet. It proposes that we create our own reality or submit to that of others which impactsRead more

  Join Jade, Katie and Anna as they go through their list of songs that make them feel good and talk about what they mean to them. Listen along with the whole podcast above or by reading the transcript below and playing the songs as you get to them.

Jade talks about how their experiences with art have changed through time, and how it’s effected their mental wellbeing. I have a complex personal relationship with art. It’s not so much a secret talent, but an unmentioned one, and with reason.

One of our writers, Anna, has created a list with her top strategies for getting through a panic attack. So you’re having a panic attack. They’re not fun, I know. But you will get through this, I promise.

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