Combatting Mental Health one smile at a time!
If you’re having mental health problems, you’re not alone. One in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some time in our lives.
Being a mummy and dealing with a small person aswell as all our other daily struggles can sometimes get ontop of us causing our mental health to be affected. Whether its through depression, anxiety or any other mental Health Issues.
Saffron Walden Mums That Brunch has stepped up our level of support by taking the opportunity during Mental Health Awareness month to introduce new ways to combat Mental Health as a group rather than on our own.
We are removing the stigma based around Mental Health and showing mummies they are not alone. Their are many of us if not all of us at one stage in their lives gone through similiar struggles and working towards it together with open ears is our first step forward.
At Saffron Walden Mums That Brunch we are supporting each other by becoming more aware of how we can helpeach other and what having a mental health issue entails.
Virginia Ironside wrote a book called “The Huge Book Of Worries” which is reguarly introduces to people suffering from anxiety and depression. It is based on the story of a little boy who carries a bag and each time he is worried about something he puts it in his bag. After time the bag gets bigger and heavier and soon the boy cant leave the house as the bag is too big. The theory beind this is if you worry about too many things soon they will affect your days and how you live your life. Gradually the boy starts to share his worries with the people around him and soon the worries get smaller and smaller for him to manage.
Having someone to talk to is the best way to manage your concerns and having someone to share them with makes them smaller and easier to manage.
Saffron Walden Mums That Brunch meet every week to chat and support each other. We find talking is the best form of medication and support when we are having hard times.
Further Help and Advice
NHS Mental Health Advice- http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth/Pages/Mentalhealthhome.aspx