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Should men talk openly on social media about mental health?

I'll admit something now - 7 years ago, my answer to the title would have been a resounding no. I'd have
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Should men talk openly on social media about mental health?

Berlin and back in an afternoon –  just to hear 6 simple magical words.

Coincidentally, I found myself in Berlin on Friday…it was a last minute decision which involved Mrs C, Seb (grandson) and
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Berlin and back in an afternoon –  just to hear 6 simple magical words.

14 months sober today – not that I’m counting

I got so depressed and ill a few years ago that I began medicating with alcohol, proper binge drinking, heavy
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14 months sober today – not that I’m counting

Back from Berlin, where stress seemed non-existent

I don't like London at all as a place. I think it's dirty, too expansive and expensive, but above all,
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Back from Berlin, where stress seemed non-existent

STRESS was destroying my GUT and yet I ignored the signs

As abdominal pains continued to take over my life and with some really strange things happening down below (white and
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STRESS was destroying my GUT and yet I ignored the signs

I have a cold…I feel old…so I wept for my past

I have had an absolute shit week…let me explain. On Monday I came down with MANFLU…yep the real deal…OK…OK…a heavy cold
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I have a cold…I feel old…so I wept for my past

What is man’s biggest fear?

You will have to scroll down if you're impatient to know the answer to the title, but if you can
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What is man’s biggest fear?

Why are workplace leaders like pack animals?

Let's be honest with a sweeping generalisation - in the UK today, many adult mental health problems stem from the
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Why are workplace leaders like pack animals?

Forward thinking from Scotland on youth mental health

Scottish youth will be leading an in-depth study into child and adolescent mental health services. Between 15 and 20 people aged
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Forward thinking from Scotland on youth mental health

People with depression use language differently

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything.
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People with depression use language differently

Stress Busting…Church Cottage Morston…with Mr Bean.

Last weekend Mrs C, Ralph (dog) and myself spent the most relaxing and wonderful time with our extended family, Ben
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Stress Busting…Church Cottage Morston…with Mr Bean.

Stress Busting Kings Lynn FC style

Shout like there is no one listening, question the referee’s parenthood when appropriate and go absolutely ballistic (like a lunatic)
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Stress Busting Kings Lynn FC style

John Lewis floor 9, the suicide level

I remember when I was at my lowest, which was ironically when I was at a high point in Norwich
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John Lewis floor 9, the suicide level

Battling demon depression – Damien offers sage advice

It has been a couple of weeks since my first post, so just very quickly, I will let you know
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Battling demon depression – Damien offers sage advice

Live for the present and not the past

Mindfulness…this ACTUAL moment is all you can control…so stop dwelling in the past or worrying about your future…it's futile and
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Live for the present and not the past

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Back from Berlin, where stress seemed non-existent

February 17th, 2018|0 Comments

I don't like London at all as a place. I think it's dirty, too expansive and expensive, but above all, like many cities, I find it stressful. Stressful to move around, stressful in terms of [...]

Should men talk openly on social media about mental health?

February 20th, 2018|2 Comments

I'll admit something now - 7 years ago, my answer to the title would have been a resounding no. I'd have said it would [...]

Berlin and back in an afternoon –  just to hear 6 simple magical words.

February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Coincidentally, I found myself in Berlin on Friday…it was a last minute decision which involved Mrs C, Seb (grandson) and myself, flying out to [...]

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14 months sober today – not that I’m counting

February 19th, 2018|0 Comments

I got so depressed and ill a few years ago that I began medicating with alcohol, proper binge drinking, heavy consumption to a point [...]

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Hypnotherapy – a real stress buster … the truth by Jan Haley Brightwood

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

We're familiar with many causes of stress 'out there' but sometimes the most disturbing ones are 'in here', where we can't understand why we get triggered in certain types of situations, no matter how strongly [...]

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Depression. Did It Break or Make Me?

January 15th, 2018|3 Comments

I can’t really give an exact date as to when I started noticing that I was suffering from depression, anxiety and ADHD but I can tell you that the years leading up to when I [...]

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How I ended up in The Priory and found hope.

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

There was a man called Mr B, who  came from a big family of 12; a hard working strict family where both parents were very hard working and tough people. Mr B was second but [...]

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STRESS KILLS – RIP whoever you were

December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Our train was delayed this morning because a man had decided to kill himself further down the line. If I needed to be reminded why this platform is so important to our growing 'tribe' then [...]

Depression? – Yes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

December 14th, 2017|1 Comment

Depression? – Yes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. One of my earliest childhood memories comes from a time when my father was suffering from a deep depression. I was four years old [...]

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The war inside my head – as a soldier.

December 14th, 2017|3 Comments

So I've been debating doing this for quite some time, I feel my views on mental health as a man were very obscured by the job I am currently in. I'm currently serving in the [...]

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Forward thinking from Scotland on youth mental health

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Scottish youth will be leading an in-depth study into child and adolescent mental health services. Between 15 and 20 people aged 14–22, from a variety of backgrounds, will be selected to join a new Scottish [...]

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People with depression use language differently

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes [...]

One suicide is one too many – but 80 a year?

January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Jeremy Hunt is urging mental health units to prevent the scores of suicides by patients that occur on wards every year, which he says are due to failings of care by NHS providers. The health [...]

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Depression. Did It Break or Make Me?

January 15th, 2018|3 Comments

I can’t really give an exact date as to when I started noticing that I was suffering from depression, anxiety and ADHD but I can tell you that the years leading up to when I did notice, I was working for Aviva as a telesales agent. Selling car and home insurance on a regular basis. When I started at Aviva, it was 2011 and I had just once child, a son, and a partner I had been with for around 5/6 years. I loved my time at Aviva however I had noticed by the end [...]

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Forward thinking from Scotland on youth mental health

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Scottish youth will be leading an in-depth study into child and adolescent mental health services. Between 15 and 20 people aged 14–22, from a variety of backgrounds, will be selected to join a new Scottish [...]

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People with depression use language differently

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes [...]

One suicide is one too many – but 80 a year?

January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Jeremy Hunt is urging mental health units to prevent the scores of suicides by patients that occur on wards every year, which he says are due to failings of care by NHS providers. The health [...]

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POST OF THE MONTH

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Depression. Did It Break or Make Me?

January 15th, 2018|3 Comments

I can’t really give an exact date as to when I started noticing that I was suffering from depression, anxiety and ADHD but I can tell you that the years leading up to when I did notice, I was working for Aviva as a telesales agent. Selling car and home insurance on a regular basis. When I started at Aviva, it was 2011 and I had just once child, a son, and a partner I had been with for around 5/6 years. I loved my time at Aviva however I had noticed by the end [...]

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