7 Daily Habits to Sustain Motivation During the Winter

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As the end of a long, challenging year edges closer, many of us find that our get up and go motive has decided to go for a wander. Nights have developed into long periods of frosty darkness, and our beds have become both a source of comfort and warmth for icy toes doubling the challenge […]

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7 Ways to Practise Kindness To Yourself – Bath Mind, World Mental Health Day 2020

After a chaotic year filled with experiencing a pandemic for the first time and adapting accordingly, mental health support has grown in demand. Bath Mind have been working all year round to provide mental health support from community services to crisis telephone support. In this year’s World Mental Health Day they are celebrating better mental […]

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Tearing Down The Stigma of AntiDepressants With Bath Mind

The stigma surrounding anti-depressants has been ongoing for quite some time. Both in taking them and not taking them. We have unknowingly built up a lot of shame surrounding medication for the mind yet we wouldn’t think twice about taking morphine to ease the pain of a broken arm. Since the age of 17, I […]

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A Book Review – Great SEXPECTATIONS

“We may be “sexperts” but our expertise is in what society is telling us we should want, and most of us have very little expertise in discovering and communicating what we actually want”.  Sex is very much a taboo subject in society, though thankfully we’ve become better at addressing the fact that it’s purpose isn’t […]

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The Powers of Daydreaming

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As my primary school teacher introduced what I like to call complex maths (anything beyond division, multiplication, adding and subtracting) my mind drifted off into the world of contemplation. What I was thinking I couldn’t tell you but the fact that my mind was focused elsewhere was true. I envisioned what I’d be having for […]

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Why We Should Quit Associating Social Anxiety With Immaturity

“If I tell you my order, would you mind going to the till for me?” Those words have fallen from my mouth several times in the past and still do occasionally. Avoiding social interaction with strangers has become somewhat of a skill of mine. Self-scan is my best friend and shopping lists a necessity. My […]

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How You Can Help a Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

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The moods and behaviours of a loved one with Bipolar Disorder can be distressing to witness as well as challenging for them to experience. Although the notion sounds easier said than done, dealing with the illness requires acceptance and the willingness to keep learning. The challenge often lies in finding a balance between encouragement and […]

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5 Ways to Attain a Better Night’s Sleep – Bath Mind

Sleep is commonly overlooked for its beneficial importance for both mind and body. And acquiring a decent night’s sleep can prove challenging when stress and uncertainty are thrown into the mix – yes, you COVID-19. Although we may be slowly nearing the end, myself and Bath Mind wanted to take this time to highlight ways […]

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