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Meggles is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.

I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:

Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here."
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  • Get involved - World Mental Health Day

    Hello all,

    This Tuesday is world mental health day so i thought i would start this thread by asking one question.....What would you say to someone struggling to talk about their mental health?

    Would love to hear what you all got to say, come on get involved and share your views

    'Mental health is not a not a destination but a process. It's about how you drive and not where you're going'

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    I would say to print out an ice breaker that you can show friends or your GP to start talking about your mental health problems and worries.


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      Falling at a hurdle is okay, if you always get up and face the next one.

      Some day, none of us will matter at all and no one will know who we even were; so live like no one's watching
      Last edited by Aidan; 09-10-2017, 06:53 PM.
      "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"- Hamlet


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        Great answers! Aidan turbulentsky

        ​I would say, just go for it. Yes of course you will be anxious but just know that you aren't the only one and there are people who love and care about you waiting to listen and if those people don't understand then turn to a charity like MIND or The Samaritans, they are sat waiting for your call, text or email.
        Last edited by Jess101; 09-10-2017, 07:20 PM.
        'Mental health is not a not a destination but a process. It's about how you drive and not where you're going'


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          Some of the best things come when you step outside your comfort zone.


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            When I know I'm going to struggle having a difficult/embarrassing conversation, I always almost pre-warn the person, I'll maybe message them saying 'need to talk to you about something later' - when I've done this, they are more likely to probe for what I wanted to talk about... And I'm less likely to chicken out of saying what I need to get off my chest!
            Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend


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              i would say that there are others ways of communicating whats going on instead of talking, such as writing or drawing, this is how i express a lot of my emotions.
              'My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.' - Kate Le Page


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                Mike Aife you proud of me?
                'Mental health is not a not a destination but a process. It's about how you drive and not where you're going'


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                  Enjoyed reading the responses.
                  Good job Jess 👍


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