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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Assault of the senses

It was a difficult weekend. I was left alone at home after 6 weeks under constant supervision in hospital. My mood was already low and thoughts dark. I kept going back to my distraction plan to try to keep things at bay. I'd taken some medication and had reached the limit of what I could …

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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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But you seem so self aware? – World Autism Awareness Week

The last few weeks have been difficult. Difficult isn't really a big enough word to do it justice, but there isn't really a more fitting word. I have Asperger's Syndrome. I like certainty, I don't like change. I love to plan. A few weeks ago I was given a date for an admission to an …

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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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