—Start with a 5 to 10-minute mindfulness session to leave the world outside the door and focus on the topic at hand, loving ourselves and our choices— “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” Audre Lorde Tips to practice Self-Love There’s nothing wrong with putting yourself first. TheContinue Reading

Our last support group of 2019 was a smash-hit. Thank you to everyone that managed to attend despite the cold and ever-faster-approaching New Year’s Eve. Yesterday’s support group session focused on the holiday blues and you can read our infopack here. We brought in board games–Jenga, monopoly, Cluedo, tiddlywinks andContinue Reading

According to research by Benenden Health, the pressures of juggling family, health and care demands are a major cause of stress and unplanned absences from work in the run-up to the festive period, with one in eight UK workers taking sick leave at Christmas. One in seven businesses reported experiencingContinue Reading

Originally from The Guardian ‘Our oncology team were amazing: they left no stone unturned. But her mental health problems remained untreated.’ Photograph: View Pictures/UIG via Getty Images The NHS is simply not equipped to meet the psychological needs of the dying – and that has to change My wife diedContinue Reading

This blog post was initially written on ApplebyInk.com As advocates of mental health and a supporter of community projects, Appleby Ink provides writing services for a Milton Keynes mental health peer support group: MIND SPACE MK. That’s why in today’s blog post, we’re going to be discussing the importance of mentalContinue Reading

**Warning – This blog post contains graphic, perhaps disturbing content and may be sensitive to some readers** The beginning of BPD & Me A diagnosis feels different for different people. Some see it as a label slapped across their forehead, a reason for people to be suspicious or seek toContinue Reading

The Holiday Blues: Christmas & New Year Whether it’s Post-Christmas/Holiday sadness when family departs back home, or whether it’s prolonged festive fear throughout the holidays worrying who you’re going spend those special moments with, Mind Space want to remind you all it’s normal to feel isolated at this time ofContinue Reading