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This week (15th-21st of May 2023) we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week. Anxiety affects everyone differently; this is my story about how it impacts my life.
Stress like Ted Lasso!
Blog: Stress like Ted Lasso Chandy, Dorset Mind Ambassador I recently started watching Ted Lasso. It’s a fictional story of an American football coach who is asked to come and coach a football team (AFC Richmond) in the Premier League.…
Stress & Anxiety
Blog: Active Monitoring Team Leader David explains how talking to people about stress and anxiety can help find ways to facilitate changes and improvements.
Workplace Mental Health
Blog: Our anonymous writer describes their experience of anxiety and depression - and of descrimintation they've faced in the workplace which has left them feeling unsupported.
Mental Health is Health
Mental Health is Health The clue is in the title really. Mental health is health. For World Health Day on April 7th, I wanted to write this blog because it has become apparent that this simple truth can often be…
Keeping Mental Health a Top Priority
Keeping Mental Health a Top Priority Each year organisations in the United Kingdom (UK) and around the world celebrate or raise awareness for various important causes; black history month, pride month, international woman’s day and mental health awareness week to…
My Experience Understanding Asperger’s
My Experience Understanding Asperger's I had always thought there was something wrong with me growing up, yet I never understood why. Throughout my adolescent years, I struggled with my behavioural attitude and learning skills. For example, I would often get…
One Step at a Time Towards a Healthier Mind
One Step at a Time Towards a Healthier Mind During the colder, darker months, the idea of getting out the front door in the morning can occasionally seem like an overwhelming task. Compounding the challenges of our mental well-being, a…
Anorexia & Me: A Young Person’s Story
Anorexia & Me: A Young Person's Story TW: This post contains mentions of eating disorders that some people might find triggering. There are links for support at the bottom of the blog, should you need them.
My ‘Mind Field’ Journey Back to Work
My 'Mind Field' Journey Back to Work A journey from the Return-to-work program (Mind Field) to Volunteering for Employment. My Dorset Mind journey started in April 2022 when I joined Mind Field Program (Return to work). After attending this 6…