It’s estimated that 1 in 6 people worldwide have, in the past week, experienced a common mental health problem – be that a panic attack, a bout of depression or behaviour that is symptomatic of OCD. In the UK, between 4 and 10 percent of people have depression and mixed anxiety & depression are said to be the cause of 1/5 of Brits missing work.
With these stats in mind, it’s safe to assume that the majority of people have at least one close friend who suffers from mental health problems. I am one of these people, and although I’m aware that other people’s mental health is not about me at all, I know what it’s like to be the only (for lack of a better word) “stable” one out of my friends.
My pals’ mental health has really come to the forefront of our conversations over the last year or so (thanks again, 2016). Because of this, my understanding of how to be there for someone who suffers with their mentality has improved a great deal.
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feDespite the fact that I hate how listicles are everywhere nowadays, I didn’t really know how else to write this post. I didn’t want to do a long rambly one where people would lose interest halfway through – plus I have a tendency to get preachy – so I shut myself up by condensing it into 16 bullet points.
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On the 21st of December I went to Bruges for two days. I live in Hull, and the port here does trips to and from Amsterdam and Bruges for around £80 – so my boyfriend and I decided to treat ourselves to a mini trip away after we finished all our university assignments just before Christmas.
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I have always been one to avoid cardigans – for some reason they just don’t look right on me. However when I saw this one in Primark for only £12 I decided that maybe with some practice I’d be able to make it work.
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Bullet journals (or diary, which I am going to refer to it as from now on because I’m too British to use the word “journal”) have been increasing in popularity over the past few months. So before returning to university to do my third, final and most stressful year I decided it would be best to invest in one in order to help organise my life more (or at least make it look like my life is organised).
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I’ve started my third year of university again recently and with that came my student loan. And then went my student loan (well, £8 of it anyway) on this lovely corduroy A-Line skirt from Primark.
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When it comes to trying to clear up my skin, I can confidently say I’ve tried the majority of home remedies for getting rid of spots. Now, at the royal age of 20 (nearly 21), I’m using my experience with all these “remedies” to give a succinct list of the one’s that actually did help my skin, rather than leave me stood in the mirror the morning before school wondering how on earth that massive spot managed to appear in the middle of my forehead overnight.
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