Can a Therapist Really Help? | Asking for Help

We all have a mental health and suffering from a mental health problem such as depression can happen to anyone. Most often we suffer alone for years or without even realising what’s going on. I was diagnosed with depression (later PTSD too) and memory loss just a few years ago but I firmly now believe…

Am I Good Enough? (Imposter Syndrome)

I think that most of us have moments of feeling like we don’t belong somewhere. Whether it’s professionally or otherwise, it’s something that we often feel. I know I do! I’m a Dad, I’ve been a stay-at-home Dad for almost 4 years now, I run two businesses and also have other side-line jobs too. I…

How the Gym Helped My Mental Health | Waterlane Leisure Centre, Lowestoft*

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with depression and very recently with PTSD. With my mental health issues, I also suffer with memory loss which makes day-to-day living extremely difficult. I then had to decide which path I wanted to take in terms of treatment. I considered medication, therapy and even neither. I immediately…

Men’s Mental Wellbeing | Norwich Theatre Royal’s Creative Matters Season

Norwich's Theatre Royal has partnered with Norfolk County Council's public health team to create this new Creative Matters season which is starting in January 2018. Norwich Theatre Royal's regular series will aim to stimulate discussion and creativity on different issues within a safe space. During the season there will be an intimate evening exploring the…

Why It’s Time We Opened Up About Mental Health

How comfortable would you feel about opening up about your mental health to a doctor or even a close friend or relative? Many of us don’t think twice about going to the surgery with backache or flu, but when it comes to psychological symptoms, we’re much more guarded. The truth is that one in four…

Little-Known Symptoms of Depression

Those who have never experienced depression may think that the diagnosis of the condition is simple. A sufferer feels depressed, and… well, surely that’s pretty much it, isn’t it? Of course, a low mood is a vital requirement for a depression diagnosis, but the condition also has a number of other symptoms. It’s more than…