• January ’21 Update

    January ’21 Update

    “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” Amy March Little Women Return of Regular Peer Support Meets Monday 12th, Lighter-Minds hosted it’s first mental health peer support group of 2021 for the Buckinghamshire based members. Leading this was Charlotte Appleby and she will be encouraging discussion around […]Read More »
  • Working through grief

    Working through grief

    Time heals all wounds, but does it?​ By C.J. Appleby Originally published on Appleby Ink. Trauma can become manageable over time, but not all trauma disappears.  Grief – whether it is criminal victimisation, bereavement, relationship breakdown, health quarantine, a significant injury or condition – is sometimes longer lasting than others would believe.  A feeling of […]Read More »
  • Lighter-Minds Competition

    Lighter-Minds Competition

    Spread the kindness this winter and enter the competition today. Do you spread kindness? Are smiles easy for you to put on people’s faces? Then this competition is for you.  You could be in for a chance of winning this luxury spa set donated kindly by Mind Allies.  Filled with products to pamper you throughout the […]Read More »
  • Monday Mental Health Peer Support Group for Buckinghamshire

    Monday Mental Health Peer Support Group for Buckinghamshire

    Lighter Minds Peer Support Meeing on Zoom at Monday 2nd November at 7pm Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 928 6345 1885 Passcode: Freetea4u? Email us on talk@lighter-minds.co.uk or call 07723155989 Online mental health peer support groups Every other week, Lighter Minds hosts an online peer support group for those suffering with mental health difficulties.  This is […]Read More »
  • BPD and Relationships

    BPD and Relationships

    A helpful handy guide filled with advice for dating someone with, or being someone who has, BPD. Borderline personal disorder (BPD) relationships are often chaotic, intense, and conflict-laden, and this can be especially true for romantic BPD relationships. If you are considering starting a relationship with someone with BPD, or are in one now, you need […]Read More »
  • Lighter Minds MK Meeting

    Lighter Minds MK Meeting

    In times of need, reach out and communicate. I must stress the importance of early intervention, as evidence indicates that early treatment has a much better long-term set of outcomes. Public health England, in 2016, inform us that half of all mental health problems appear before the age of fourteen, with one in four enduring […]Read More »
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

    Borderline Personality Disorder

    Also known as BPD or EUPD (emotionally unstable personality disorder) Self-Help Other Services This particular mental health condition is difficult to diagnose and treat. It has been negatively stereotyped in the media and there is still a lot of stigma surrounding the condition. There are thought to be 5 general types of borderline personality disorder, […]Read More »
  • More online sessions and advice for 2020

    More online sessions and advice for 2020

    Online peer support & advice for 2020 Lighter Minds MK Support Group 27.07.20 7pm Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/96427453947?pwd=RFJ5MytQQUJPYzJnWDliT1B3Y29Mdz09 || Meeting ID: 964 2745 3947 || E-mail: talk@lighter-minds.co.uk for the password. Lighter Minds Stockport Support Group 31.07.20 7pm Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/91125982048?pwd=V1l0WnFDOVZoRnVRS01WZVhFWk0wZz09 || Meeting ID: 911 2598 2048 || Email talk@lighter-minds.co.uk for the password. Contact Us […]Read More »
  • Self Care: The Basics

    Self Care: The Basics

    What is Self Care? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0iVTQS8ftghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5If1LFZ1CQAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eupk56SG76Mhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kShBhnnvJRU How do I care for myself? Vitamin D Natural sunlight and vitamin d supplements are important for maintaining a stable mood. Stay Social Create connections with friends and family. Keep in touch regularly with your support network. Good Sleep Maintain a sleep routine and good sleep hygiene. Sleep impacts physical […]Read More »
  • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness

    Where does mindfulness originate from? Buddhism Mindfulness (Sati) is the first step towards enlightenment or ‘bare awareness’. Hinduism Bhagavad Gita’s discussions of yoga, Vedic meditation and Ahisma. Taoism Concentration, mindfulness, contemplation, and visualization Stoicism Stoic mindfulness; Greek word for “attention” prosochê (προσοχή) What is mindfulness? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny0d20TBc7shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaRDbLWeSXE “Reconnecting with our bodies. Waking up to the sights, […]Read More »