New Anxiety Medication Sertraline

As usual time has passed – back in July I went and visited my GP for the first time in a long time. Since then I have been back to see him a couple of times. After my first appointment, we agreed that I would try out an additional medication, so I started on Sertraline… Continue reading New Anxiety Medication Sertraline

Mental Health and Money Research

I have a lot of time for Martin Lewis of Money Savings Expert, for his advice on consumer finance and his annual debt advice booklet for people suffering with mental health illness. He is also the face of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, based in London UK. I am proud to contribute to… Continue reading Mental Health and Money Research

Reflection about losing PIP Award

I had been receiving DLA and then PIP for the past 5 years or so, because of my mental health and Ulcerative Colitis. Following a mid award review which started in August 2017 and a medical assessment by Capita in November 2017, my PIP award ended on the 11th December 2017. I have been reflecting on… Continue reading Reflection about losing PIP Award

Reflection on my mental health

I attended a DWP Medical Assessment with Capita in Northampton following a review for being submitted in August. During the Assessment the assessor said that she was not there to advise but she thought I should go back and see my GP. Having talked about my illness with the assessor I have realised that my… Continue reading Reflection on my mental health

April 7th is World Health Day

Below is a great info-graphic from MyTherapy ​They have produced it for World Health Day on the 7th April 2017, which this year is all about Depression. Lack of knowledge of where to find help and social stigma are the prevalent reasons for insufficient and late treatment, so there is a need to spread the… Continue reading April 7th is World Health Day

I had a Black Dog

Or in my case I have a Black Dog. I have found the books by Matthew Johnstone about the subject of living with black dog, ie depression and living with someone with black dog very useful, well helpful. Below are two youtube videos created from his books which are worth watching.

Therapy – Psychotherapy Hypnosis

Well, things are different, better, yes better and good, still traveling on the path to recovery, but better. I had a break with dad in France in October (2013) and again he was telling me about this hypno-therapist that had worked ‘magic’ with people suffering anxiety and depression. Dad has been encouraging me to go… Continue reading Therapy – Psychotherapy Hypnosis