Episode 55 – Until That Moment

That One Moment In Time

No, this isn’t about Whitney Houston’s One Moment In Time, but there is definitely something to be learnt from that phrase.  We are a people that are quick to criticise, quick to judge and seldom provide the support that we should to those in need.  Let’s find out what we need to know!

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Aspects of Choice

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Episode 54 – Worthy or Unworthy?

Are We Worthy?

It’s easy to belittle our worth and debate whether or not we are worthy of the good things that come our way.  We question our worth, we questions whether or not we deserve these things and I provide you with an answer to that today.  Why not join me?

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Episode 53 – Continue to Step

Step By Step

How often do we take our journey one step at a time?  Perhaps minute by minute?  When we end up going back a few steps, it can feel like the end of the world, and we can blame ourselves.  Relapse.  How do we cope with it?  I share my thoughts on how we can deal with relapse and being knocked back.

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Episode 52 – Why World Mental Health Day Is A Problem

World Mental Health Day 2018

Following World Mental Health Day 2018, I find that there is a problem with this concept of taking a part of life, be it mental health or alcoholism, etc, and putting it up on a big national or global stage for a day, a week or a month.  In this episode, I tap into the problem with these events.  Why not join me?

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Episode 48 – Advocacy Immunity

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Episode 51 – Relationships and Mental Health

Mental Relationships


Maintaining relationships while struggling with our mental health can be incredibly difficult, both on us as the sufferer but also on the other person.  Together, Cheryl and I look at how we manage to maintain a successful relationship while we both struggle with our mental health.  We cover practical suggestions and other tips and tricks.  Why not join us?

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Talking Things Through
Practically Perfect

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Episode 50 – Sometimes We Have To Take It

Sometimes We Need To Take It

It can be difficult when we find ourselves on the rough end of someone’s mental illness.  Sometimes, though, despite our best intentions and wanting to walk away from it, we have to take it.  But there is a cautionary note to this too.  What?  Listen to find out!

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Successful Self-Care
Top Tips for Self-Care
Practising Self-Care and Pacing Ourselves

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Episode 49 – How Can We Get Help?

Asking For Help

Asking for help can be one of the toughest things to do.  When we finally work up that courage, there are a few things that can knock us back down.  Being ignored or not properly listened to, having our struggle belittled and having advice shoved at us.  In this episode, I ask how we’re meant to get help when that’s all people do.  Warning: it’s not for the easily offended.  It carries an important message that we must share.  These are things we must change.  So why not listen?  See what you can do.  Look after others.  But most importantly: listen and take the time to understand.  You won’t be able to assist them otherwise.

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Talking Things Through
Practically Perfect

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Episode 48 – Advocacy Immunity

Advocates and Their Immunity – Myth?

It seems to be a common misconception that people think advocates have some sort of mental health immunity.  Like diplomatic immunity, it’s almost believed that advocates are exempt from some of the daily mental health struggles.  Is it true?  Is it something that you, perhaps, believe?  We have many myths, such as high-functioning depression, that are actually true, but is this one?  Truthfully, it always surprises me to hear it, but here I shall debunk the myth behind this.  Why not join me?

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Episode 47 – We All Need A Little Help

A Little Help

Every now and again, we all need a little help.  Sometimes there are things that we can’t do, and we need someone else to give us a hand.  Even in our mental health struggles, sometimes we need that support.

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It’s OK Not to be OK

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Episode 46 – My Battle With Borderline

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week

Over the course of this week, we’ve been looking at Borderline Personality Disorder.  So, in this episode I talk more about my recent BPD diagnosis, how it affects me and how I believe I’ve had it for a lot longer than I initially would have suspected.  Why not join me?

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Mind.org.uk – Self-care for BPD
The Harrowing Void
Understanding Self-Harm

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