Occupational Therapy in mental health treatment

Recently someone suggested I write a blog about Occupational Therapy and how it has helped me. Life is difficult at the moment so I am using this blog as a way of distraction from what is going on in my mind. I've spent time on acute psychiatric wards and an eating disorder unit as an …

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Kindness

It's been quite a while since I've written a blog post. When I am depressed I find writing completely overwhelming and impossible. I recently spent two weeks in an acute mental health ward due to low mood. At times I felt really isolated and afraid. I wasn't able to talk to anyone about what had …

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Relapse – the insidious creeping vine of an eating disorder.

It's been a while since I've written a blog, I think I stopped writing around the time I relapsed. It's quite hard to write when you are feeling unwell and things feel terrible. I have kept up with my social media feed as it's easy to post quick snap shots of nature and the outdoors, …

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The peace of the wild things- Save Stoke Park Woods

I started visiting Stoke Park Estate in Bristol when my daughter was 4 years old. I was a lonely, isolated, single parent experiencing depression. I lived locally to the park, but didn't know my community at all. For those unaware of what Stoke Park is, it's an area of parkland set alongside urban areas of …

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Home from hospital – mental health awareness week 2018

Just when you think you've covered all the awareness weeks another one comes along from the shadows, brandishing itself on social media. For this awareness day I'd like to write about my hospital admission to an Eating Disorder unit, of which I have just been discharged from. I don't think a huge amount is known …

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Eating disorders Awareness Week 2018 – a day in the life of anorexic me.

Disclaimer - this blog may contain material which might be upsetting or unhelpful for people who are recovering or struggling with this an eating disorder. It will contain descriptions of unhelpful behaviors. Please consider this before continuing to read. The aim of the blog is to raise awareness of what someone with an eating disorder …

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