Tag Archives: mental health

Dual Diagnosis – Perinatal Mental Health & Addiction (Trigger – Alcoholism)

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An anonymous story of addiction and perinatal mental health. For Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week. This story not only highlights the need for a mother & baby unit in Wales it also shows that there is even less support for mums suffering from a dual diagnosis. I am afraid it is not just Wales …

Wales Needs a Mother and Baby Unit – I was sent to a MBU in Derby (Trigger Warning)

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Another story highlighting our need for a Mother and Baby Unit in Wales. For Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week. 32-year-old mum of two Toni Wells, was no stranger to depression but had always managed to function and bring up her son along with her supportive partner Ieauan. It wasn’t until she was pregnant with …

Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise & Swimming – Self Care #Ad-gifted

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Swimming and the mental health benefits, its time to find some swimwear inspiration from Simply Swim Exercise is good for everyone. According to the NHS, adults aged 19 to 64 should try to be active daily and should aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week. Where and how you …

Interview with Harry Potter star Chris Rankin – Life after Potter, mental health & more

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I am a huge fan of Harry Potter! I loved reading the books and I still remember how captivated I was watching the first movie. I like many others my age could relate to the characters and as the years went on, so did the World of Harry Potter. I felt as though I grew …

Managing Mental Illness as a Parent – Brain Fog, Confusion & Memory Problems.

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I have never hidden the truth from my readers that I suffer with mental illness, in fact it was my story about Postpartum Psychosis that started Welsh Mummy Blogs. That one post catapulted me into a world of mental health awareness and it gave me opportunities to train, understand and eventually have the tools available to help …

Meet the Welsh Bloggers – My Crazy Brood

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Welsh Mummy Blogs interviews Welsh blogger, My Crazy Brood With so many high profile bloggers out there, we may forget some of the amazing Welsh bloggers who are closer to home. Rachel started writing to capture her children’s childhood and raise awareness of childhood mental illness. Hello Rachel! Please tell us a little bit about yourself? My …

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018 – Anorexia & Bulimia (trigger warning)

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018, I talk openly about anorexia and bulimia. As most of my readers are aware, I live with mental illness. Being diagnosed with Bipolar at 20 years old I have raised awareness and spoke about my life living with mental illness. What I don’t talk about much is an eating disorder. Although …

New mum friendship group – 5 week support group for new mums!

Registered Cardiff based charity Perinatal Mental Health Cymru aims to help those suffering with postnatal related mental health difficulties. The ‘New Mum’ 5 week friendship group starts on Monday 23rd October and will run from 10 – 11  at The Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub.  Creche available More details below – New Mum Friendship Group – …

Its International fathers mental health day tomorrow – Dads need support too!

Tomorrow is International fathers mental health day. The day was foundered by my friend Mark Williams after he spoke out about his struggles with mental health after witnessing the traumatic birth of his son. Mark’s life was turned upside down after the birth of his son. Both Mark and his wife were suffering from anxiety . …

My story – Postpartum Psychosis and Postnatal anxiety – Welsh Mummy Blogs

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 20 years old. When I was 25 I became pregnant with my first child. As soon as the booking midwife noticed that I had bipolar she referred me to Cardiff perinatal mental health team. The midwife said that I had an increased risk of suffering a bipolar episode …