Here’s some useful and practical tips for remedying low mood as suggested by one of our regular contributors. What might work for you?
Recovery Archives | Sheffield Flourish
Learning to describe and share your feelings can be a great tool in managing mental distress. Peter explains how reflection and honesty have been key when speaking about his experiences and have helped him to take ownership of his mental illness. Sharing with others can be daunting, but here the author inspires us to write our own stories.
Charlie Roebuck writes of the dark times and the pain of mental illness. He describes how talking about his problems – and using social media to open up to people – alongside clinical support and counselling has been crucial to his recovery. Trigger warning: References to self-harm and suicide. Also contains strong language.
In this poem Tony Bennett powerfully conveys the way in which mental distress permeates life and awareness so completely; but it also looks to adjustment and adaptation to the external realities of life as the way to survive and recover.
As we celebrate Black History Month this October, Sheffield Flourish feature the work of ADIRA in supporting BME people in Sheffield. Rob Barnett found out more about the organisation and what they are up to by speaking with ADIRA’s founder.
Here we have a positive story of someone confronting a negative issue in their life and managing to find a successful conclusion.
Here Anne Sophie discusses the challenges of talking about trauma, particularly with those close (or who you’d like to be close) to you. Who can be trusted, who needs to know, and how they will react to her story? Trigger warning: abuse
Peter encourages us to aspire to be better listeners. Helpful tips are gleaned from the Samaritans' 'Talk to us' campaign and shared with us in this article.
Jessica Gibson writes an enlightening account of just how much mental health services can vary in different parts of the country, and describes some of the approaches to mental health support in Sheffield. Her story highlights the profound impact that the right kind of help can have.
Some really thoughtful but practical advice on how to help people on benefits. Lots of signposting to websites which have a wealth of information.