On the 12th Day of Christmas…

It’s the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas today, we hope you enjoyed it! Today we’re looking at the effect childhood neglect has on the brain – physical changes have been noted including cortical atrophy due to the brain’s ‘use it or lose it’ philosophy. Additionally, it has been reported that neglected children…

On the 11th Day of Christmas…

This year we also got a poem given to us by Hazel after being inspired by ‘A Ladder Named Hope’. It was called ’Ship in a Bottle’ You can read the thoughts behind it and the actual poem here: https://goo.gl/XpFzMs Follow us on Instagram for our 12 Days of Christmas as we open more doors…

On the 10th Day of Christmas…

You all know we love to talk about all things mental health in an open and honest, creative way and that we encourage you to share your experiences with us and others to reduce the stigma Well, that’s exactly what Friendlywitch51 from Twitter done. She shared a song with us as she says she finds…

On the 9th Day of Christmas…

You may remember John Lewis made the news this year for announcing that their children’s clothing range would be genderless. We looked at why it was an important step, looking beyond the tabloid hype and at the deeper meaning and reasoning behind the move https://goo.gl/PKcPGw Follow us on Instagram for our 12 Days of Christmas…

On the 8th Day of Christmas

Earlier this year we wrote an article about why pride is good for your mental health. You can read it here: https://goo.gl/7oQfai Essentially as pride offers support and acceptance through the visible LGBT community, it can reduce stress, anxiety, isolation, loneliness and depression. Follow us on Instagram for our 12 Days of Christmas as we…

On the 7th Day of Christmas…

Let’s look back at the different approaches to gender identity by Donald Trump & Theresa May. You may remember Trump attempted to ban transgender individuals serving in the US armed forces, a little while ago. Ultimately the Supreme Court overturned this attempt. At the same time, the UK government announced plans to make it easier…

On The 6th Day Of Christmas…

Another submission today, this time from Jody. Jody told us that she gets inspiration from the Dalai Lama and his teachings when she needs it. More here Check out her amazing blog, you might even relate to it.‬ Follow us for our 12 Days of Christmas as we open more doors on our advent calendar….

On The 5th Day Of Christmas…

The UK banned gender stereotypes in commercials. We looked at why this was significant here. Follow us on Instagram for our 12 Days of Christmas as we open more doors on our advent calendar. Get involved and share your experiences of mental health with us too!

On The 4th Day Of Christmas…

Stress can be annoying but there are some biological and evolutionary reasons as to why we experience it. Everyone experiences stress for different reasons and the ‘fight or flight’ response can help flag up potential harm or threats. More here. Follow us on Instagram for our 12 Days of Christmas as we open more doors…