Author: Blogging With Gwen - Lifestyle

Let's Talk: The Process of Grief Beyond The 5 Steps

Grief is a funny old thing that no one person will experience it the same way. The length of time the process takes and the coping mechanisms you rely on will vary for each person. Still, losing somebody you love is difficult. What we fail to understand when we’re comforting friends and family is that

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My Mental Health Journey – Hannah Roper, Bath Mind.

Meet Hannah Roper, Head of Business Development for mental health charity, Bath Mind. In this post, Hannah will share her mental health journey with you – a reminder that you are not alone. And an essential comforter that the faces behind mental health charities like Bath Mind, have had their experience of mental health struggles.

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7 Coping Mechanisms for Preventing and Coping With Anxiety

Around 3 million people in the UK have an anxiety disorder, according to Anxiety UK. Like all things, we all have our good and bad days. A lesson I’ve learnt along the way is to implement certain elements into my day-to-day to manage and prevent anxiety. In this post, I will be sharing those things

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Mental Health Remains Ignored In The Workplace.

Gwen Jones explores poor and unsupported mental health in the working environment. Racking my brains for a physical health reason that could justify not going into work seemed natural two years ago whilst battling a bout of depression and anxiety. My brain struggled to swing my legs out of bed and get up, let alone

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10 Things I Learnt In 10 Years

Another decade done and dusted, another one to begin and welcome – granted I only remember about half of my first decade. I started this decade as a 10-year-old, finishing primary school and soon to be heading into the big scary world of secondary school. Since then, I have completed GCSE’s, A Levels, had my

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5 Steps To Plan For 2020: A Guide

The end of a decade, and the beginning of another – the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. It won’t be long before small talk and our social media feeds become filled with all things New Years resolutions. This year has been challenging for many of us. You’re probably already thinking of how you want

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Let's Talk: Poor Mental Health Despite a "Perfect" Life

A myth we’re all guilty of believing when it comes to mental health is that a “perfect” and happy life eliminates times of despair. Because, despite having everything you ever wanted, you can still have a hard time mentally and that is completely okay. Described perfectly by Head of Fundraising, Hannah Roper at Bath Mind,

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How To Channel Your Anxiety

***DISCLAIMER: I am in no way an expert/professional on this topic. I simply speak from personal experience and research carried out*** After reading Sarah Wilson’s “First, we make the beast beautiful”, my stance on anxiety massively changed for the better. For as long as I can remember, I’ve fought and struggled with anxiety. These consisted

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A Realistic Guide To Self-Acceptance

The journey of self-acceptance is more often than not a tricky one for many of us. Ironically, it’s one of the hardest things for us to accept we deserve purely because we hold a strong belief that we aren’t worthy of actually loving and embracing who we are – internally and externally. This is especially

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You Deserve Support: Understanding Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings – Bath Mind

This year’s mental health awareness day focus is suicide prevention. We understand that this is a sensitive topic and so, in collaboration with Bath Mind, we’ve written this blog post aimed at helping anybody experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings.