Tag: mental health

Avoiding the News

I used to roll my eyes at people who avoided the news. I saw it as a kind of “head in the sand” mentality. Refusing to accept facts. Living in a dream world. Frankly, I was a bit of a tool about it. Over… Continue Reading “Avoiding the News”

Saturday Night Takeaway

Do you know what sucks most about other people’s attitudes towards mental health? The assumption that because you can cope some of the time, you should be able to cope all of the time. Today was a day off. I worked bloody hard all… Continue Reading “Saturday Night Takeaway”

Super Saturday

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past 48 hours being super anxious about lockdown easing. Relaxing the lockdown restrictions is great for those businesses that need to get going again and people’s livelihoods, and more importantly people’s mental health which will be… Continue Reading “Super Saturday”

Weathering the Storm- Out Now!

This anthology of supportive articles is designed to help anyone who is struggling right now. Get help reconnecting to spiritually, learn practical ways to cope and start to understand the psychological impact of the crisis and how to overcome it. With a focus on… Continue Reading “Weathering the Storm- Out Now!”

The PF Online Garden!

Come and join us today for videos, games, music and more! All from the comfort and safety of your own home. Plus there will be something new in this event every day until the summer solstice!

NaPoWriMo Day 21: Lockdown Blues

It almost seems Pathetic To complain When we have a roof A house Money coming in- less, mind So much less And no help from on high Thanks to creeping criteria And tape not so much red As blue-blood coloured Fuck the Tories Fuck… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 21: Lockdown Blues”

NaPoWriMo Day Ten: Numb

I describe myself as numb To others Because it’s easier Than describing The inexplicable drama Banality Humdrum hurricane Of feelings fraught with April frost Invisible beasts Cold sunshine Bubble-less yeasts Tasteless sweets Coffee that just makes you Sleepy A hiccup of anxiety Expelled like… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day Ten: Numb”

NaPoWriMo Day 4: Tough Like Old Leather

I told a friend “Today was tough Tough as old boots Tough like old leather Tough like the steak I sent back And worried about the chef spitting on Tough like the conversation I had to have With a toxic person Another toxic person… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 4: Tough Like Old Leather”

NaPoWriMo Day 1: The Fallen

I cried last night I guess I already told you But it’s rare for me Despite chronic depression A range of anxieties Suspected other conditions Where diagnosis only failed through Lack of time and effort So I feel sad, a lot But I rarely… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 1: The Fallen”

Willingly Isolated

Day 12 of being in the house and practicing proper social distancing. Day 8 of full isolation due to symptoms. Day 5 of UK lockdown. I got really emotional this morning. No idea why. I have so much to do, so many tasks to… Continue Reading “Willingly Isolated”