Health and Wellbeing

Post-40 Bloggers - mental health paperwork

Who protects the rights of mental health patients?

Police don’t know the ins and outs of mental health law. Doctors don’t understand the difference between clinical judgment (with all its grey areas)...
Fearful man in jail

Do you suffer from ‘Imposter Syndrome?’

“I’m a fraud. It’s only a matter of time before someone finds out.” Does this sound familiar? Do you ever feel less worthy of success...
Fear

This mum has a brand new phobia

Like many of us, Niki’s fear of failing started in childhood. Those limiting beliefs we take into ourselves which go on to shape who...
Hospital green

NHS soft furnisher please step forward

Let the person in the NHS responsible for soft furnishings please step forward. Come on, stop hiding behind those dodgy curtains. Let’s have a...

Domestic abuse and new Coercive Control laws

On December 29th 2015 laws were introduced in the UK that recognise non violent domestic abuse as a crime. Coercive control can now result...
Woman alone on beach

Where to from here?

My husband turned 54 this past Saturday, we are now the same age, and will be until April when I will turn 55. At...
Downs Syndrome models, photo credit Downs Side Up

Reality of the new antenatal screening #NIPT

I've received a roundabout press release from the UK Screening Committee with recommendations for the implementation for the staged rolling out of the Non-Invasive...
Man holding happy and sad faces

Beating Blue Monday

It may be useful to know that Blue Monday was in fact created in 2005 by a British holiday company. The idea was derived...
Doctor and patient

What not to say to a cancer patient

As a Supporter/Carer for someone living with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, and as a Survivor of Breast Cancer (2011/12), I was delighted to see a...
Depressed child

When your child doesn’t want to live

There are no easy answers or quick fixes when our children present with mental health problems. An excellent port of call for those affected...
Woman drinking alcohol

Alcohol, menopause and dry January

So some of us, (ahem), may have indulged a little too much over the past couple of weeks. If you're in need of a...
Woman looking anxiously through window

What happened at my first sex therapy session

If this post helps only one other person, it will have merited the guts it must have taken to write it. I knew my...