Mental Health

Mental Illness vs Mental Wellbeing: What's the Difference?

15 May 2019

Contrary to popular belief, Caitlin is not a medical professional, and the first aid training she received does not equate to medical advice. If you are struggling with mental illness or your mental wellbeing, please seek help from your GP or a certified counsellor.

Last week I...

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Time to Talk Day 2018: A Christian Perspective

31 Jan 2018

We now live in a society where talking about mental health is a lot easier than it was. Increasingly we are seeing celebrities and even members of the Royal Family talking about times when they’ve experienced suffering, pain, or distress. People no longer need to fear being immediately locked...

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The Strength to Remain (A Blog for Black History Month)

25 Oct 2017

Another black history month almost ends and it is still a good thing to honour and discover black historical figures that have been whitewashed from history pages. Though erased, they contributed to earth’s development. Although an excellent endeavour, black people have bigger fish to fry....

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The Gift of the Present: Dealing with Mental Health During Lent

5 Apr 2017

I’ve written for SCM before about my schizoaffective disorder and how religious buildings are a major trigger for it. What I did not mention was that my symptoms tend to flare up hugely during Lent. From 2011 to 2016, every Lent without...

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Dealing with Depression at Christmas

20 Dec 2016

It is slightly farcical that I should be writing for SCM at all. I dropped out of university. At the time of dropping out I did not want anything to do with academia ever again. For a brief period, I flirted with the idea of going back- but then I remembered and was reminded of...

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My Mental Health and University

3 Oct 2016

University is hard.  Whichever way you look at it, it throws a whole load of firsts at you in a very short space of time.  You start living away from home, with new people, a brand new place, a new environment and you have to cook for yourself, in a new kitchen with a band new set of cooking...

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Time to Talk

4 Feb 2016

I am writing this blog as part of Time to Talk Day 2016, a day to get the nation talking about mental health issues and end the misconceptions surrounding people with mental health issues. I have schizoaffective disorder, which is a...

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Take Five

5 Feb 2015

Time to Change have launched a nationwide initiative today called 'Time to Talk'. On this Thursday 5th February, they're asking everyone to take five minutes to have a conversation with someone about mental health. You can find out more about the project and get a resource pack on the...

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The way we use language

11 Nov 2014

Whilst on placement at Mind my primary project is the 'Wellbeing Workshops', and I also spend time building relationships with service users, seeing other groups and now I'm settled I'll be spending time visiting other mental health services in the area. As part of the process of reflecting on...

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