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A Letter To Anyone Caring For People With Mental Health Problems

I just want to start by giving everyone reading this a high 5 and a hug. I don't often write about mental health issues, although it's a cause very close to me. It's important to me that anything I do write, also feels right. I want to hopefully help and inspire in a positive way.

So this is my letter that I am prompted to write, from the point of view of someone who has suffered with panic attacks, and now still deals with anxiety and mild agoraphobia. It's to everyone out there be it a friend or family member that is in effect 'caring' for someone with a mental health problem such as those I have been through.

It can be a tiring, frustrating, upsetting, confusing, and long journey to go on. I can see that in my parents eyes at times. I know they worry and want the best for me, just as I am sure you all want the best for those you know. It's a hard to get my head around sometimes, so I know and understand you will feel the same way too.

That said, I have…

Crafting With Air Dry Clay

I've been to our local festival The Fling a few year's running now, and always slightly envied the work going on in the creative tent, and all the impressive clay sculptures drying in the festival sunshine. Although I had polymer clay when I was younger, it's been a long time since I've held proper clay in my hands, and never at home. After seeing other people's work though I thought it would be fun to have a go, and was lucky enough to get that opportunity recently.


Baker Ross sent me a box full of goodies as part of their adult blogger network project, and I received their clay modelling pack, which contained 3 different types of air dry clay, modelling tools, and a good size, good quality splash mat. First impressions were good. Although I don't think I'd think of buying all of those things if I was out shopping for materials myself  - I tend to buy one or two things just to experiment with when I am bored - I like the idea of having all you need in one …