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Help Counselling is here to support you during this lockdown

Sue Brayne, Trustee of Help Counselling

This third lockdown comes with its own stresses and strains. Many people are exhausted from finding ways to survive the chaos and challenges we have all been facing since the first lockdown back in April. Each of us has been doing this in our own way, but it is taking a serious mental health toll as we continue to be presented with distressing news about the overload that our wonderful NHS is coping with, and not much hope of things easing for a while. Read More...

Debbie's Story

International day of people with disabilities 2020 is on the 3rd of December. In honour of this, and considering the added complications and difficulties COVID 19 is placing on everyone, I felt the need to tell you my story as I’m sure there will be many who will be able to relate to this. Read More...

How to help ourselves through the exhaustion of living through Covid

Sue Brayne

More than a few people have been telling me that it feels as if they are dragging themselves through their day. These are not people who are particularly stressed or ill or having to cope with a Covid-induced family crisis. These are people who are just plain exhausted all the time and can’t make sense of it. Read More...

Creating a life of significance amongst turmoil and chaos

Sue Brayne

Entering another lockdown and an increasingly uncertain future, it puts me in mind of how Earnest Becker writes in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death, 'What man really fears is not so much extinction, but extinction with insignificance.' I know this to be true because I used to be a living example of this. We need to create a life of significance amongst turmoil chaos. Read More...

When Anxiety Makes Me Cancel Plans

Sarah McClure

I’m sorry I cancelled last minute. When I accepted the invite earlier this week I was feeling great. I was so excited. I was comfortable, and my anxiety was well contained. When I woke up this morning, I panicked. I have nothing to wear. Will they be able to tell I’ve gained weight? What if I slip up and say something weird and make a total fool of myself? Read More...

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