Archive October 2017

My functioning fabulous anxious self

World Mental Health day 10th October

My functioning fabulous anxious self

I have spent a large amount of my adult years trawling and searching for the reason why anxiety, stress and panic have had such an impact on my life.  I used to get so obsessed with making it all go away and was absolutely desperate to find a cure. Embarrassed about feeling affected by stuff that other people wouldn’t even think twice about. I remember a therapy session when a counsellor made the statement ‘have you ever considered that you’ve always lived with anxiety? That it could be just who you are?’  This statement had a profound effect on me.  Slowly I became to accept this anxiety as part of who I was as an individual.  So I decided to educate myself.

I knew that anxiety is based on fear and that fear could come in many forms, but finding out that it’s just our body and minds way of looking after ourselves was strangely comforting. So I thought that if all personalities are unique and there is this idea that anxiety may be part of my personality, that would mean that I may have to make myself feel pretty uncomfortable and look at how I am when I am in a panic or anxious state. Read more…

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Recovery Month – Did you miss it?

Nathan’s Recovery Month

So, this year is our first celebrating Recovery Month as a new service. What could we do to help raise awareness? I know, ask someone in the service to take us through day by day. Recovery is individual, it is personal to us but one thing we can all get from it is hope.

Nathan, a charismatic, energetic and inspiring person was up for the challenge. From the age of 13 Nathan was drinking and later engaged in substances. A plot hatched that for every day of his vlog he would claim a day back. That left us with 3 days, these included poignant moments, statistics and hope.

Didn’t get a chance to see the daily vlogs? 

Good news, we have them all stored for you to see! I won’t spoil it for you but we go on a voyage through the ages. From community service to mozzarella moments! Here’s day one for starters and for the rest click here.

If you feel inspired and would like to get involved contact us on 01371 316126 or email enquiries@futuresinmind.org.uk

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