How Gardening Can Boost Your Wellbeing

With many of us resigned to spending much of our leisure time behind our front doors right now, we need to be more creative with how we spend our time. We can only have so many Zoom hangouts and long walks to nowhere, before we yearn to do something different. You might associate gardening with... Continue Reading →

Film Review: ‘Wonder’ – Living with Treacher Collins

People with disabilities are one of the most underrepresented groups within media. We all know how important representation can be so that people feel visible and tangibly moulds how the public perceives people with disabilities. I decided to review 'Wonder', because I think it allows for that visibility to be shown in mainstream Hollywood and... Continue Reading →

Dyscalculia – The Lesser Known Developmental Disorder

You might be wondering what this vampire like word means, like so many other people. Dyscalculia is a learning disorder that can often be co-occurring with ADHD, dyslexia or dyspraxia. The DSM-5 defines Dyscalculia as a specific learning disorder, an impediment in mathematics, evidencing problems with: Number senseMemorisation of arithmetic factsAccurate and fluent calculationAccurate math... Continue Reading →

The Psychological Impact of Having Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that you can find out more about here. It can affect psychological functioning in many ways, both before and after diagnosis. Anxiety, depression and fatigue are commonly reported prior to diagnosis for many reasons including: Malnutrition and vitamin deficiency Damaged gut villi cannot properly process and assimilate a number... Continue Reading →

What is Trichotilomania?

The Anguish Of It It’s tense, stressful. You’re feeling panicked, all too aware that you’re sitting on your hands to prevent further pulling. You shift side to side in your seat nervously, whilst resisting moving your palms away. You try distracting yourself, and try to think about something else, anything else. Eventually, you can’t take... Continue Reading →

4 Ways to Blast Gymphobia

Stepping into a gym for the first time can take a great deal of courage for many of us. We may fear looking foolish, be self-conscious or think we may not enjoy it. We may have no idea what any of those machines do or how they work, but there was a first time for... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Benefits of a Clean Home

The phenomenon that is Marie Kondo has inspired people to find joy in decluttering their homes. She has shown how important a tidy house or flat can translate into having a more organised and happier life overall. We are spending more time at home now more than ever, so what better time to ensure we... Continue Reading →

Getting a Carer’s Assessment in the UK

Are You a Carer? You’re chronically overworked, over stressed and overstretched. You may be looking after someone with mental health, mobility or another problem and are always looking for ways to help them, but don’t give yourself a moment to think about your needs, so you’ve not even sought out support out there for yourself.... Continue Reading →

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 Explained

What Is It? The Mental Capacity Act 2005 was passed by the UK government to protect those whom are unable to make decisions for their own care or lifestyle. It applies to anyone over 16 with mental health problems, dementia, learning disabilities, stroke and/or brain injuries. The Act encourages people to make their own decisions... Continue Reading →

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