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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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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Walk a Mile, Tales of a Wandering Loon review

It's funny how trails can lead to things on the internet. As a service user of Mental Health services I have found the Masked AMHP blog to be helpful in answering some of the questions or concerns I've had about my care, it's also a useful insight into Mental Health provision in the UK and provides …

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Taking things literally or obsessive thinking?

Not my most catchy title I'm afraid. I try to avoid writing about really specific personal situations on my blog. I have done this before and have probably exposed myself too much. But the above is something I've been pondering this weekend as it seems to often be the cause of my downfall and I …

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