The Series

Welcome to The Series, the hub for all the series that Pushing Back the Shadows has run.  If you missed a post, don’t worry: the link is below!  Check out some of the series and see what grabs your attention.

Inside My HeadInside My Head: 10/05/2017 – 7/06/2017

The Inside My Head looked at how depression, anxiety and insomnia affect me on a daily basis.  In it, I delve into some of the thoughts that whirl through my head, some of the coping mechanisms that I’ve put into place and some of the darker moments of my journey.  Alex Davies

  1. Worry and Doubt
  2. Trapped
  3. Self-Worth part 1
  4. Self-Worth part 2
  5. The Mustard Seed
Talking Things ThroughTalking Things Through: 26/05/2017 – 14/07/2017

In this series, I unpack some of my top tips and advice for how to support people going through depression and anxiety.  Each week we look at a different aspect of it and introduce more suggestions, things to avoid and things that might be beneficial.  Topics include:

  1. Listen
  2. Talking Positively
  3. Sensitivity
  4. Moderation
  5. Mindfulness
  6. Apologies
  7. Disappearance
  8. Wrapping Things Up
About Self-Harm: 5/07/2017 – 9/08/2017

Self-Harm is a heavily-avoided topic.  If people don’t have to talk about it, they don’t.  It’s complicated, confusing and it’s personal.  So people avoid it.  Well in this series, I aim to shed some light on the mysteries of self-harm.  Reasons why I do it, reasons why others might do it.  Ways in which it helps me.  Why not join us and see what you think.  Together we look at:

  1. The Basics
  2. A Way of Coping
  3. Attention-Seeking
  4. How To Help
  5. Control
  6. Alternatives
Practically Perfect: 4/10/2017 – 01/11/2017

Knowing what to do or how to help someone with mental health struggles can be extremely challenging, can’t it?  Sometimes we just don’t know what we can do.  At other times, we fear getting it wrong.  Not to fear!  In Practically Perfect, I go through plenty of practical things that you can do or use to better support your friends or family members.  Work tips, physical cues to look out for to know if they’re struggling and much much more!  Take a look!

  1. Let’s Get Physical
  2. Working It Out
  3. Representative
  4. Wrong
  5. Time Out

A Very Mental Christmas: 27/11/2017 – 03/12/2017 

Do you struggle with managing your mental health at Christmas time?  In A Very Mental Christmas, Alex and Cheryl will be giving you their top tips to help you cope with this mental festive period in one bumper week!  With daily videos, podcasts and more, this series is not one you’ll want to miss!

  1. The Christmas Crush
  2. Working Wonderland
  3. Festive Finances
  4. The Most Stressful Time of the Year
  5. Family Fandangos
  6. Christmas Day!