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Mental Health Archives • Geek Magnifique
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    Mental Health

    Cycle Around the Globe for World Suicide Prevention Day

    Spot the Signs along with partnership organisations are commemorating the 16th World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September by requesting people in Hertfordshire to dedicate their cycle ride miles between 1st -17th September to suicide prevention. How does the campaign work? People are encouraged to Sign up, Cycle and Send the miles that they have ridden into Spot the Signs to see how far Hertfordshire can cycle using the hashtag #HertsWSPD. These will all be added up and sent to the international Cycle Around the Globe page. This awareness raising campaign is free to enter and aims to prevent suicides by inviting people to talk about the importance of mental…

  • Food & Drink,  Life,  Mental Health

    It’s been quite a year.

    I’m probably going to get very emotional writing this. If you follow me on Twitter, or have read some of my older posts, you may know that I was in a bit of a crap place last year. I was having counselling, a relationship breakdown pushed me to see my GP and start taking antidepressants, and my life just wasn’t looking how I wanted it to. But by the end of last year I’d started to turn things around for myself. I finally found a job I loved, as a social media executive, and I’m so grateful for my time at that company. It helped me realise my potential, challenged…

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    Mental Health

    Ways To Cope With Social Anxiety

    If you’ve met me, you’ve probably realised that I’m a very awkward person. I stumble over words, never know how to greet people (is it a handshake? A hug? A kiss? Two kisses?!), and have been the perpetrator of many a social faux-pas. Trust me, I’ve got enough to fill a whole other blog post. Actually, I just might; it would certainly make for some entertaining reading! I feel constantly paranoid about my appearance and spend hours after a perfectly normal conversation, cringing about something I said. However, in recent months, I’ve developed a few methods of easing my worries and alleviating some of my social anxiety. Here are some…

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    Mental Health

    Mental Health in the Workplace

    I’ve been mulling this idea over for some time now and I thought today – with #thrivingatwork trending on Twitter, and the topic of mental health in the workplace being widely discussed – would be a good time to share it. I want to create an ‘openness in the workplace’ scheme Now bear with me here, I haven’t worked out any of the finer details, but the basic idea would be that managers can sign up to have a little sticker or badge on their desk which shows their team they’re open and sympathetic to mental health struggles. Other members of staff could also display their support, with the goal…

  • Mental Health

    The Big News

    If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that I tweeted about getting some MEGA EXCITING news yesterday. I sort of planned to wait until everything was finalised, contracts signed etc., but I just can’t wait any longer. I am thrilled to announce that… I’M WRITING A BOOK! I will reveal more details later, but for now let me just say that I am ridiculously, deliriously happy. It’s a memoir, so I’m going to have to dig deep and get nice and personal – I hope you’re ready! It’s all thanks to this little blog that I’ve been offered this incredible opportunity, so I’d like to thank you…