15 Jul Guest Post - My Anxiety

This week we have a guest post, by someone whom I am very privileged to call a friend, Fiona Morgan. Fiona and I met via Twitter and have become firm friends, since we share the same diagnoses and pretty much parallel lives in many respects. I know that come what…

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22 May What's New?

It's been a while, but we've not been resting on our laurels, and today we've been super busy setting up a new Facebook group for you.We regularly post on our social media platforms and are always so grateful for your lovely comments, retweets and shares, but we want to do…

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5 Mar Our Lent Project

5 Mar Our Lent Project

We really want to use Lent to encourage people to hold on to hope.We understand that living with a mental illness, is scary, it's debilitating, isolating and frustrating. So often you wish that you could just give up. It feels as if there is no hope and you're caught in…

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25 Feb New In!

25 Feb New In!

We just wanted to share some news with you. Hugs are proud to have added two more designs to our range of cards. We're really excited about both of them, and feel that they fit really well with our purpose of spreading awareness of mental illness and helping people to…

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4 Feb What's Special About 7th February, 2019?

So, what is so special about 7th February this year? Well, somewhere it will be a day to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding maybe, but they're really just special for a few individuals; not that it makes those occasions any less special, they are very special, but there…

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15 Jan You Are Not a Bottle!

I recently shared a post on my social media platforms entitled, 'You Are Not a Bottle.' It may seem quite an obvious statement, really. Of course you're not a bottle! You're a human being, a person, a unique and wonderful individual; which I think, is a far better thing to…

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9 Jan Why We Do What We Do

If you know me (or you've been really good and read the 'About Us' section of the website - well done if you have), you'll know that I suffered a particularly bad 'episode' with my mental health recently. It started in October 2017 and continued well into 2018. If I'm…

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7 Jan How Do I Help?

Living with someone who suffers with any mental illness can be a challenge. Even if you don't live with them, but are a close family member or friend, it can be tough. You may feel lost, confused, frustrated, perhaps even angry, All your efforts seem to be met with a…

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6 Nov What's the Difference? Fiona's Story

This week we’re meeting another very brave lady, Fiona. Fiona is a lovely lady and someone I am proud to count as a friend. She’s an inspiration to me and I’m sure her candid responses will help others on their journey.So make yourself a cuppa, settle down and I’ll pass…

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30 Oct What's the Difference? Laura's Story

Today we’re meeting Laura, some of you may already know her form her blog Autumns Mummy, but you may not be aware that she struggles with a range of mental health diagnoses. Laura has been really brave talking to us, and we’re really grateful to her for her honesty and…

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