mental health awareness

  • “Is mental health overlooked in IBD?”

    How often when you get asked “how are you?” do you answer with regards to your mental or emotional health? I get it, it is tough to really answer with a honest one. Especially when you’ve come to see a doctor about a physical problem. But what happens when you’re physical problem is overshadowed by your emotions? Such as a chronic illness? How do you ‘separate’ the emotional from the…

    Read more
  • Health Anxiety

    What is meant by ‘health anxiety’? A sudden or unexpected health event can change your life in many ways. Feelings of shock, anger, grief, loss and sadness can be commonplace. And while these feelings usually pass with time, if they cause ongoing stress, you may be at greater risk of developing depression and anxiety. Health anxiety is an anxiety condition that is often housed within the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) spectrum…

    Read more
  • Self Love & Self Care

    “Self-love, self-respect, self-worth: There’s a reason they all start with ‘self.’ You can’t find them in anyone else.” ~Unknown SELF-CARE means mindfully and consistently nurturing all aspects of your own wellbeing. Spiritual, physical – this is the aspect where we tend to mainly focus our self-care – , intellectual and emotional. You can know about self-care and have a hard time practising it, or you can be great at self-care…

    Read more