Blogging about mental health issues
Each week we publish blog posts on a whole range of topics, relating in some way to mental health.
We welcome comments and questions on our posts, but have a few ground rules to keep the site welcoming and interesting to every body. The first rule is the most important: be respectful of other commenters and bloggers.
Walking the three peaks challenge for Mind
Matt blogs for us today about why he's decided to take on the epic Three Peaks Challenge for Mind.
How to cope at uni
Going to university can be a stressful time for anybody, but especially when you have to cope with a mental health problem as well. Bellsie learnt the hard way about some of the things that can help.
Overcoming the power of an eating disorder
Rachel from our communications team blogs for Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
OCD - washing away the myths
Bellsie clears up some of the common myths about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and encourages us all to take some time to learn more about OCD.
Finding the strength to survive
Sara blogs for us about a memory space she has created for her husband, who sadly took his own life in 2011. Having battled OCD and depression for many years, Stephen was a committed champion of support and understanding in mental health.
Living with TTM
This week is National No Pulling Week to raise awareness of trichotillomania, or TTM, a disorder that I suffer with which means I pull out my hair.
How I used OCD to my advantage, despite its debilitating effects
Amanda talks about her experiences of living with OCD and how she was able to use this part of her life to achieve a personal ambition.
Review of A little bit OCD - more than being tidy
The Girl with Hat reviews last night's show by Jon Ricardson on Channel 4 "Jon talked honestly and openly about his own compulsive behaviours [and] the 3 other stories told did not shy away from the severity of OCD"
Living with me and my OCD
Freelance filmmaker, Claire, blogs for us on what it is like to live with OCD and shares her film 'Living with me and my OCD.'
The loneliness of OCD
"I felt embarrassed putting the horrible thoughts that exist inside my head on a daily basis, into words for other people to hear." The Girl With A Hat blogs about how she deals with it and how she helps herself.
Managing OCD, living in the right now
After struggling with his mental health, Darren sought the help of his local Mind. Here, he blogs about how getting outdoors at an Ecominds project helped him to calm his mind.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, not so funny anymore
For OCD awareness week and in advance of World Mental Health Day, Charlotte blogs about the stigma around OCD: "Please stop belittling the suffering that hides behind this witty acronym."
Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder
Lauren shares her experiences of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder.