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stigma

education, Mental Health, stigma


By Andrea Wade

/ 1st October 2017

What is stigma?

  What does it mean to experience stigma against your illness? You might have seen that I talk a lot...

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mental health services

Mental Health, NHS


By Andrea Wade

/ 17th September 2017

The disparity between how physical and mental health is treated; a huge problem in our medical services

So it's currently half twelve and I can't sleep so I've decided to vent through my blog. I am a...

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antidepressants

education, Mental Health, NHS


By Andrea Wade

/ 27th July 2017

How dangerous can negative portrays of mental illness and antidepressants in the media be?

Negative depictions of antidepressants and mental illness in the media isn't a new problem, in fact for as long as...

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adventure

health, Mental Health, self care, social media


By Andrea Wade

/ 16th June 2017

Our Adventure – overcoming fears, exploring and an engagement!

So for those that aren't aware, earlier this year my boyfriend and I temporarily quit our jobs and went on...

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health, Mental Health, NHS, Politics


By Andrea Wade

/ 19th April 2017

Mental health – stigma, media and change.

Unless you've been hibernating I'm sure you've hard of '13 Reasons Why' by now, and many of you will have...

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gp care

Mental Health


By Andrea Wade

/ 16th April 2017

GP, my saviour and worst nightmare as there is no preventative care, only care in crisis

I've been seeing the GP about my mental health for over ten years and so you'd think it would be...

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recovery

health, Mental Health, self care


By Andrea Wade

/ 1st April 2017

Lets talk about recovery and relapse

Hello, I'm back again.I've had another break from blogging because I'm trying to achieve a balance and keep my self...

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social media

Mental Health, social media


By Andrea Wade

/ 12th March 2017

Stigma towards mental health on social media

 Social media is a funny thing isn't it, on one hand it's a god send, how else would I get...

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exercise

fitness, Mental Health


By Andrea Wade

/ 25th February 2017

Exercise and your mental health

When it comes to our health we're always hearing advice and tips, from drinking green tea to walking 10,000 steps...

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overthinking

Mental Health


By Andrea Wade

/ 5th February 2017

‘What if’ overthinking is the problem?

I've been blogging for around seven months now (hooray me) and I've loved it. I may not be the most...

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Mental Health


By Andrea Wade

/ 2nd February 2017

Time to talk day; why talking is important.

Today is national Time to Talk day. Lets spend the day asking questions with the intention to really listen to the answers, not just because its a social requirement. Lets care.

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younger

education, Mental Health, motivation


By Andrea Wade

/ 20th January 2017

‘Be who you needed when you were younger’

I read a quote recently that said 'be who you needed when you were younger'. I really resonated with that.Today...

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preconceptions

Mental Health, motivation, NHS


By Andrea Wade

/ 17th January 2017

Lets challenge some preconceptions

Okay guys I have something interesting to point out that may challenge a few preconceptions.Without a doubt there is stigma...

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year

Mental Health, motivation


By Andrea Wade

/ 4th January 2017

How the New Year can be a positive thing

I have just spent what felt like a year typing a blog post to delete it in a second. Sometimes...

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year of advocates

Mental Health


By Andrea Wade

/ 27th December 2016

2016; The year of lost advocates

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Christmas

Mental Health


By Andrea Wade

/ 23rd December 2016

Does determination prevent illness at Christmas?

 I can't believe Christmas is only a few days away. I mean, I've had to endure 8 and a half hours...

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Mental Health, motivation


By Andrea Wade

/ 12th December 2016

I know it’s time to talk openly

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  I didn't really think it through when I decided to become a new blogger and...

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#openaboutMh

Mental Health, motivation


By Andrea Wade

/ 20th November 2016

Why do we blog? #openaboutMH

Hey guys, I love a Sunday night, relaxing and reflecting on the week that has past. I always find a Sunday...

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mental health services

Mental Health, NHS, Politics


By Andrea Wade

/ 18th November 2016

Mental Health services, whats next?

I never intended to write about mental health services, my intention was to write motivational and light pieces to inspire...

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change

Mental Health


By Andrea Wade

/ 17th November 2016

My experience of blogging and change

Now I don't know about you but I cant stand change. I've always hated it, be it changing schools, changing...

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depression anxiety

Mental Health, motivation


By Andrea Wade

/ 17th November 2016

An open letter to Anxiety and Depression

Dear Anxiety and Depression, It's hard to know what to say. After all we're so different now than when we first...

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someone with mental health

Mental Health


By Andrea Wade

/ 17th November 2016

‘You don’t look like someone with mental issues?!’

I thought the most challenging part of this whole process would be changing my ways and talking openly about my mental...

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Mental Health


By Andrea Wade

/ 12th November 2016

Healing is not linear – My story

As many of you will already be aware, mental illness is not straightforward. You may be experiencing a decline in...

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By Andrea Wade

/ 12th November 2016

How I found self acceptance (and how you can too)

Well its been a while since I've really focused on my blogging, I've been so busy that I haven't had...

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mental health services


By Ovacreative

/ 10th November 2016

Things I wish people knew about my mental illness

As you’ll know by now, I suffer with mental illness and I feel we deserve a world where mental health...

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By Ovacreative

/ 10th November 2016

It’s not mind over matter – your mind DOES matter. PND.

So up to now I have discussed various topics, including Stereotypes of mental illness, how  hurtful comments can affect you and many more. All...

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By Ovacreative

/ 10th November 2016

You can hand out mental illness right?!

Apologies for the disappearing act.I know its been a few weeks since my last post and all being well that...

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