Donna's Story: Depression is a Liar Part 3

May 07, 2021
Content Warning: This blog discusses topics which some readers may find triggering. 
In this blog series, we will share the personal stories of those who have struggled with their mental health. We hope to show the universality of mental health problems and empower others to ask for help.
In the final part of Donna's Story, Donna reflects on her experiences and looks to the future.

 

My Ongoing Wellbeing Journey
When I first recovered from depression, I made some changes in my life...

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Donna's Story: Depression is a Liar Part 2

Apr 23, 2021
Content Warning: This blog discusses topics which some readers may find triggering. 
In this blog series, we will share the personal stories of those who have struggled with their mental health. We hope to show the universality of mental health problems and empower others to ask for help.
In the second part of this blog, Donna shares the steps and tools that helped her with her depression. 

Recognise it as an illness.
You did not choose to be ill with depression. The same way you...

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Mental Health Crises among Children are on the Rise - We Need Greater Levels of Support

Mar 12, 2021
Content Warning: This blog discusses topic which viewers may find upsetting, including discussing issues around self-harm and suicide among minors. If you are a young person struggling with your mental health, support is available on the YoungMinds website.
In this blog, we look at the rising issue of mental health crises among children both in recent years and particularly since the onset of the pandemic.

The effects of lockdown on mental health have frequently been in the headlines...

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Wellbeing Day: Our Activities This November

Nov 27, 2020
 

This Thursday we hosted the first of our monthly Wellbeing Days in partnership with a number of other organisations.

On November 26th from 10:00am to 1:10pm we hosted our first monthly Wellbeing Day with our partners Citizens Advice Barnet, Age UK Barnet, MIND in Barnet and funded by London Community Response Fund.

The free half-day event included a range of activities and classes to support wellbeing.

By offering a real range of things to do,...

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We Need to Talk about Isolation

Oct 16, 2020
 

The lockdown has led to many feeling more isolated. We discuss what we can do and the ups and downs of substituting technology for face to face contact.

The lockdown which began in March of this year as a response to the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic has led to major changes in our lives. It has led to changes in how we live, what we do each day and who we see.

For many across the country, both young and old, feelings of loneliness have been a common problem.

Not being able to see...

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Introduction to Meridian Wellbeing

Sep 25, 2020

 

In the first of our series of blogs we introduce Meridian Wellbeing and our mission. Join us on our journey to promote wellbeing and empower people to improve their lives for the better. 

Hello and welcome to Meridian Wellbeing.

Hopefully by now you’ve managed to have a look around the platform, if not then please do when you get the opportunity.

For us, Meridian Wellbeing is about providing an accessible, one stop shop, to support the wellbeing needs of those living in...

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How Are You Today?

Apr 23, 2020

Try asking this question to yourself every day and answer it honestly

Feelings are normal, it is what makes us human. 

There is nothing wrong in having them.

When you answer  “Yes I am good, thank you.”

Try describing what makes you feel good, everything and anything that makes you feel good. It doesn’t matter whether they are simple or complex, things such as:

  • The sun is shining
  • I had a good night sleep
  • It is raining outside but I am warm and having a...
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Call your friend

Apr 22, 2020

I am feeling lonely, bored of reading and looking at social media. I want to talk to a real person. 

Try calling (video or just voice call) a friend or someone you know that you have not spoken to for a very long time.

Maybe for one reason or another you’ve lost contact or haven’t spoken to for a while. You might’ve felt that you need to come up with a reason to talk to them, and there has never been a good enough reason.

You have a reason now. 

You want to...

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5 Ways to Wellbeing

Apr 21, 2020
 

01.Connect

Connect, build, broaden and strengthen relationships and social networks. Spend time with others, friends and family and make time for conversation or having that chat.

02. Be Active

Being active is for people of all ages and does not need to be intense physical activity. Being active, such as walking, can also encourage social interactions.

03. Take Notice

Being active is for people of all ages and does not need to be intense physical activity. Being active, such as...

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