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21Dec 21

Let the choir sing

Our guest blogger Catherine shares how joining a choir has positively affected her wellbeing and self-confidence.
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11Dec 21

The Gym Diaries – Part 4

In part 4 of Ruby's series, she explores a different exercise - Pilates - with some surprising results both physically and mentally.
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06Dec 21

The stress of Christmas

Our guest blogger, Gayleen, shares practical alternatives to try to help alleviate some of the stress experienced during Christmas time.
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28Nov 21

Anger and you

This week, guest blogger and Ambassador Lucy looks at how anger can build into explosive behaviour - and some strategies for managing it.
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15Nov 21

Bullying and Mental Health

Anyone can be bullied, online or offline. This week, guest blogger and Ambassador Lucy writes about anti-bullying for Anti-Bullying week.
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18Oct 21

The Gym Diaries – Part 3

TW: In part 3 of Ruby's series, she describes her difficulties with her physical and mental health after losing a friend to suicide.
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10Oct 21

Putting ALGEE into practise

Guest blogger and Ambassador Lucy writes about how sunlight can affect your mood. She looks at the key factors that can increase your wellbeing.
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09Sep 21

The Gym Diaries – Part 2

Here's part 2 of Ruby's series - The Gym Diaries - which she describes her battle with not feeling guilty when she doesn't exercise!
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08Sep 21

It’s good to talk

TW: Our CYP Services Manager shares her throughts about how good it is to talk - even when about difficult topics such as suicide.
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07Sep 21

The ripple effect of suicide

TW: Our blogger writes about the impact 2 suicides had on their family. Years of bottling up emotions led to intense relief when they talked.
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25Jul 21

The grounding power of nature

Guest blogger Gem writes about how she harnessed the power of nature to get herself out of a mental health dip, caused by lockdown and losing her career.
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18Jul 21

Sunlight and your wellbeing

Guest blogger and Ambassador Lucy writes about how sunlight can affect your mood. She looks at the key factors that can increase your wellbeing.
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13Jun 21

Nature and narrow boats

Our blog is written by our Adult Counselling Team Leader, Claire. In the third lockdown she enjoyed getting out in nature, especially on a narrow boat.
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27May 21

The rewards of volunteering

Our blogger Sam shares how volunteering was as rewarding for her as it was for her Befriending client. The experience helped increase her confidence.
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27May 21

From volunteer to employment

Our blog this week follows the journey our Bidwriter Marie made from her volunteer role to being a paid member of Dorset Mind's staff. It's inspirational.
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23May 21

Making a return to work

Our blog this week is the observations our Training Manager has made whilst on maternity leave. She's currently in the process of making a return to work.
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17May 21

Green space, nature and GU6

Guest Blogger, Liz Willingham writes about the power of green space on her mental health & how wellbeing is the focus of a new Dorset Chamber initiative.
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12May 21

Nature and mental health

Guest blogger and Ambassador Lucy writes about the benefits of getting outside in nature and provides a list of suggestions to help you do so.
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09May 21

Nature’s Magic

Guest blogger Vicky describes her solution for when she can't get to sleep at night - and it's a brilliant grounding technique to try!
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03May 21

Maternal mental health

Our blogger, Viv Allen, writes about how her experience going into parenthood caused her to realise that there was a lack of support for new families.
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18Apr 21

Stress and me by Chandy

Guest Blogger and ambassador, Chandy, writes about stress and how he manages the impact of it on his life by running, his main coping strategy.
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28Mar 21

Running together, virtually

Our guest blogger Helen shares her story about how she found an online running community where she felt she was understood and belonged.
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12Mar 21

Celebrating my Mum

Our anonymous blogger writes about the painful experience of losing their Mum in their 20s. And how they coped and eventually came to terms with their loss.
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19Feb 21

Connecting through campaigns

Our guest blog was written by Ambassador Sarah Hopkins who found during lockdown, the thing that got her through was staying connected to others.
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