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World Mental Health Day

10th October is World Mental Health Day. There is an estimated 2 billion people in the world whom battle one form of mental health or another. To battle such an illness is extremely isolating. There is so much stigma, for many, it is hard to speak out. If you are battling in silence then please speak to someone. It really does help! I am from the UK and below are some UK charities you could speak too. I have also set up a directory where mental health charities/ organizations from across the world can list their contact details for free.

You can view the directory by clicking here and add you own link by visiting this link.

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Great North Run: #13825 a month to go

Today (09/08/18) was an exciting day. For any runner buying some new running shoes is always an exciting time. It is a new excitement to me as normally I hate buying footwear. I am a size 12-13 and hate paying over the odds just because I have flippers for feet. That said, there is a splendid choice of running shoes and the service I received from ‘Lincolnshire Runner’ was excellent.Read More

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The Great North Run- My triumph over social anxiety

2018 will be my first full year of running. It was on the 26th March 2017 that I started to run, partly to help get myself fitter and to help with my mental health. At this point I had already set a determination to beat the social anxiety, that had affected my life for so long but I knew I had more to achieve. I could only hope back in March of last year, that running would be the weapon in my battle needed.Read More

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Food good for depression

You don’t suffer with an illness without doing research into it and while I was doing exactly that I came across a list of foods which are good for depression. These foods won’t cure depression but they will help promote a healthy diet. Last year I did a brief nutrition course (I’m not a nutritionist) and one of things I learn’t is how the gut can affect the mind. In other words if you are on a unhealthy diet then your mind and brain function will be affected.

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