Metal Health Resources

Resources I have found useful for recovery.

The Blurt Foundation

A bunch of downloadable packs including a mood chart and self care planner. There are excellent resources for friends and family too. I have a subscription to their monthly Buddy Box which contain all sorts of useful and beautiful items.

Breathe Magazine

Each issue includes gorgeous illustrations, craft projects, and interesting articles such as how to communicate openly and ways to make time for yourself. They also have a 52 week planner which breaks the year down into achievable goals.

Betterhelp

Professional counseling online. Not cheap but far more affordable than regular therapy. There are some options for financial support if you are unemployed. Its a different way to work with a counselor, instead of a weekly session you can message the therapist at any point, leaving a lot of space to work on different issues as and when they occur.

Mind, for better mental health

Really helpful and practical advice, such as how to cope in the workplace and your legal rights.

Rethink Mental Illness

Similar to Mind, Rethink has a vast wealth of practical advice on living with mental illness. both websites offer great community support and can help put you in touch with the right people.

Eating Disorders

B-eat: Beating Eating Disorders

These guys are fantastic, there’s such a big community of people ready to help. It’s charity run and now sponsored by the Amy  Wine house foundation. Their  helpline saved me from going off the edge. There is also some really good information for coping with Christmas. There are helpful printable bits with coping strategies for you and anyone who wants to help.

NHS overcoming eating disorders 

The NHS have a wealth of information though sifting through the sheer volume  can sometimes be  a little daunting. It was my doctor who put me onto the my local eating disorder clinic, but if yours is being less than helpful I recommend you check here.

Eating disorder support

Basically a goldmine of helpful resources, nicely set out and easy to navigate.

Eating Disorders Christmas Survival Guide

Christmas can be an incredibly difficult time if you have issues around eating. Family pressures added to the intense focus on food can lead to overload. This leaflet can help prepare for any triggers or difficult days.

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