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Mental Health in an Unequal World: Access to Mental Health Support

When I think of the theme for World Mental Health Day for 2021: ‘mental health in an unequal world’, I immediately think of the inequalities associated with accessing appropriate mental health support. Sadly, not everyone can always access the help they need quickly and easily. My experience accessing mental health support I went through a […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 7th October 2021

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The World I Want to See

One year on from the murder of George Floyd, 8 Black Boys write an open letter to their older selves detailing the world they want to see. Cephas Williams and Mind in Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow have teamed up with Out of Home media owner Clear Channel one year on from the murder of George […]

Author: Dani Smallbone
Posted on: 24th May 2021

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Olfactory Reference Syndrome and Me

Where do I start…I have Olfactory Reference Syndrome (ORS).  Basically, I think I smell bad and that others can detect it.  However in reality, I don’t smell and it’s all in my head.  When I say bad, I mean really bad. From rotten eggs, sewage, cheese to onions and human waste. I don’t just think […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 22nd January 2021

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I Hate Christmas

For as long as I can remember I’ve hated Christmas. Now this hate for Christmas probably started when I realised I wasn’t going to get everything on my Christmas list and my mum would make my sisters and I wrap our own presents (can you imagine). I would always try to muster up some excitement […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 18th December 2020

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My Journey to Mindfulness

I’m sure you’ve all heard it before… “mindfulness is a great technique to improve your mental well-being”. For me, I most recently heard it from my GP, so I was on a mission to give it a go. I’ve been one of those people that downloads all the apps, but I never opened them after […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 4th December 2020

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Me And My Best Self In Lockdown

“If time was your issue before then you have no excuses now, otherwise you are just failing.” I’m sure many of you have read statements like the one above during this time. It’s almost like someone is personally attacking you and your way of life. When I first read this statement I remember feeling guilty. […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 5th June 2020

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Last Week I Had A Fight With My Brother: A Lockdown Story

Last week I had a fight with my brother. We haven’t fought in years and generally get along well enough considering we live in close quarters at home anyway, so it came as kind of a surprise. I say ‘kind of’ as two and a half months of being in lockdown in a very small […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 22nd May 2020

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Upon reflection: OCD during a global pandemic

At the age of 13, I was diagnosed with OCD which means I experience frequent, intrusive thoughts – obsessions. For me, this involves excessive anxiety around doing extreme harm – or not being able to prevent harm happening to loved ones. These distressing thoughts result in compulsive behaviours in an attempt to relieve the unease […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 24th April 2020

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