Showing posts with the label #mental

Mental Health Awareness Week

 This week is Mental Health Awareness Week , and today I am talking about ' Anxiety ' Like many others, I've had an issue with anxiety for many years, but during the pandemic and the various lock downs its been ramped up, and currently am not ready to face the issue head on. There is help out there, so please do a search online to find out what help is available in your area. Video version is on YouTube I'm looking for people to talk to about this issue, if you want to take part, message me on here or email If you are part of a mental health charity and would be willing to have a zoom chat with me so I can make a vlog / podcast, please get in touch

Mental and Physical

This week has been mental health awareness week.  I suffer with physical issues; Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia acts as a kind of amplifier, boosting the pain, and other issues.  These physical issues really affect my mental health  I get frustrated and stressed when I fail to do every day tasks. Currently, I have a problem with my left eye. Started off with floaters, and at the end of last year went blurry. I am awaiting an operation, that was due to take place, as I was led to believe, earlier in the year. I was then  told that my good right eye needs to deteriorate before they will do any operation.  Having a blurry eye is really reducing my enjoyment of life. Even though I have been given the green light for driving by the DVLA, I am unable to enjoy it and therefore find myself staying as local as possible. Going for long drives has gone out the window, so I can go to see friends and family. I contacted my local councillor, Paul Ll