We all have mental health.

"If we don't act urgently, by 2030 depression will be the leading illness globally - Mental Health Foundation, 2016.  As promised, I've written a blog post in honour of #worldmentalhealthday.   Anyone who knows me knows that mental health is incredibly close to my heart having suffered with depression and generalised anxiety disorder since I … Continue reading We all have mental health.


The Brain, the Body, the Behaviour – PTSD

What is PTSD? PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and it is a type of anxiety disorder, therefore a lot of this information will be similar to that in my "The Brain, the Body, the Behaviour - anxiety" post. However I believe that PTSD is an important mental health illness to highlight on it's own. … Continue reading The Brain, the Body, the Behaviour – PTSD

Are our minds more powerful than drugs?

A meta-analysis by University of Oxford has looked into the effectiveness of mindfulness as a treatment for depression, and found that the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) prevented people relapsing back into depression withing 5 months as well as anti-depressants. However, what does this mean? And what even is mindfulness? And are you even aware that you're … Continue reading Are our minds more powerful than drugs?