Wednesday, 25 September 2019

How To Travel With Mental Health

Travelling can be traumatic for the best of us but when you go travelling with mental health, it can be even more difficult. I LOVE to travel and would do it every day of the year if I could! I just can't afford it. But I do struggle with travel because I worry about absolutely everything! Last year when we went to Turkey, My friend Lin and her son went off on the special assistance buggy, whilst I was left to fend for myself. This threw me into a sheer absolute panic. I don't mind admitting that I cried! Eventually, the special assistance people came back to get me.

For someone who travels all of the time, I felt an absolute failure and I felt stupid that I had a meltdown in the airport. The thing is that I can travel with Tilly and be fine because she loves to travel and her excitement rubs off on me. But I am full of fear of travel with her because I think something is going to go wrong. I have a fear of flying and it makes me more anxious. Sometimes it isn't just the flying that freaks me out, I panic when we travel by train too, especially if I am going to a new destination. Recently we travelled to Bracknell, a place I have been to many times before but had never travelled there by train.

Get Help At The Airport

When you travel to the airport, you can book special assistance. You need to book this through your airline and you need to book it two weeks before you travel. You can get special assistance through this for mental health problems and you won't be judged for it. Airports offer sunflower lanyards so people will see you have an invisible illness. If you use the special assistance, you can ask for one of these lanyards.

Make Sure You Know Where You Are Going

Look at where you are going on your trip, find the route you are taking and make notes about it. Sometimes I leave things until the last minute and I will be travelling somewhere by train and I suddenly look at where I am going and realise I am on the wrong train, or that I won't get there in time. I end up having a panic attack and anxiety makes me feel so sick. This is probably why I am late a lot to meetings. Write down directions or screenshot them on your phone so the notes are available for you to look at.


Whether you are driving or travelling by car, using the GPS on your phone will help you to get from A to B. I use it on the train or the bus when I don't know what stop to get off at. The GPS on my phone shows train stations and street names so it makes it easy for me to see where I am going. It also tells you how long until you get to your stop.

Phone A Friend

Friends put your mind at rest when you travel, they calm you down and they settle your mind. They make you laugh, they listen to your tears and they will do the whole trip with you by phone if you have to. If you can't phone a friend, then get chatting to someone on the journey, you will soon forget your worries.

Use Essential Oils

Some essential oils will help to calm you down on a journey, they will help with your anxiety and depression. Lavender will calm you down, rub some on your temples and wrist. Pop into somewhere like Holland And Barratt for some essential oil advice.

Try not to let your anxiety build up before you travel somewhere, speak to your friends and family about what is going on and how you feel. People will always listen and help you.

5 Conditions Which Can be Treated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

 Cognitive-behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is one of the most common forms of therapy used to treat a variety of conditions. With CBT, patients are encouraged and required to complete a set of specific tasks to help face and overcome triggers from past or current traumas in order to battle disorders and mental illness. Understanding which conditions are treatable with cognitive behavioral therapy is essential when you are seeking therapy and help with any disorders or illnesses you struggle with personally. 

Monday, 23 September 2019

Should I Encourage My Child to Join After School Clubs?

Why Should My Child Do After School Clubs?

Tilly does a few after school clubs because they really help with her confidence and also with socialising with other people. I usually try and get her to do different after school clubs every term because not only does it give her an idea of different skills to learn all of the time but also gives her time to be with her friends out of the school sessions. I find that Tilly comes on in leaps and bounds when she has been attending after school clubs.

After school clubs focus on developing skills, furthering knowledge and having fun outside of school hours. After-school clubs often include activities such as sports, drama, dance, as well as extra educational support. By attending after school clubs, your child will have an opportunity to develop a number of skills, meet new children and have fun!

Helping Your Chid Develop Their Social Skills

How To Help Your Child To Develop Their Social Skills

Some children, and in fact adults, are more socially adept than others. However, it doesn’t come naturally to everyone so don’t worry if your child isn’t the most popular kid in school; it’s a skill that can be learned and worked on. Read on for some advice from a preparatory school in Middlesex.

Friday, 20 September 2019

Top Tips To Help Your Child with Their SATs

SATs stand for Standard Assessment Tasks and most children can expect them in year 6. This can be a stressful time for children and parents anyway; preparing for secondary school, saying goodbye to teachers and just genuinely growing up. However As a parent, there are some things you can do to help your child prepare for their SATs, to reduce the worry and add some fun to their revision.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Staying Safe On A Date

Some people yearn to mee the love of their life online on a dating website, whilst others are looking for someone just to have a bit of fun with. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a bit of naughty fun with someone once in a while and it is perfect for people who have just come out of a relationship and don't want to make a commitment. Most of us have done it and we have a laugh along the way, It is no longer something to be ashamed of in the dating world and men and women both have their sexual needs!

Positive Ways To Help Your Mental Health This Winter

With the winter months coming, many people find that it affects their mental health because everything seems so dark and grim. Being depressed in the winter is a real thing, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that hits people when the weather outside is dark and they struggle to get light into the home. We all know in the summer, we feel better about ourselves because we can get out and about and it is light until late at night. But in the winter, it is another story. It's dark and wet outside so you don't want to go out and then it's equally as dark inside your home too. I hate it being so dark in the winter and the feeling of depression dragging you down is hard, but there are a few ways that you can actually improve your mental health with a few little tips. 

Friday, 13 September 2019

Tips On Internet Dating

I have used the internet to date for a long time, in fact, it is how I met Tilly's dad. These days internet dating is the best way to meet people because we don't actually have time to go out and meet people. Also the only places that you can people meet are really at work when you are too busy or you can't talk to people you are attracted to. Or you can meet them in your downtime at the pub or a night club when you have all had a few too many drinks and you are falling all over each other.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Win A Bottle Of Soulcal Perfume

I know its only September but the shops are filling with Christmas already. The aisles are slowly being filled with Christmas sweets and gifts. Last Christmas things were so tight with money and I had bailiffs at my door a couple of weeks before the big day. It was my own fault and I had got behind on the bills, I hid them away hoping that they would go away. That's all part of mental health that people never talk about.

This year I am determined to have a better Christmas and to provide Tilly with the gift that she wants. Last year she asked me for a Nintendo Switch. I had a bit saved up and I ended up handing it over to the bailiffs. This year is going to be different because I have already bought Tilly her Christmas gift. She has her Nintendo Switch. It is only the basic console but I have it and its popped away in the cupboard for her. I will add the games as and when I can afford it. You can also find some fab Christmas Ideas at to help with your own Christmas plans.

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Lead to a Good Education?

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Lead to a Good Education?

We hear it again and again don’t we? How important a healthy lifestyle is for your child to succeed in school, college or university. But just how important? What is it about the way in which we live our lives that has such an impact on the way we learn?

Childhood and adolescence are critical periods with regards to our children’s developing skills, knowledge and attitudes. Learning what a healthy lifestyle is at this point, could impact your child for the rest of their life. Students who are guided well, can then assess and make choices with regards to behaviours which are good and behaviours which are bad in terms of their health.

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