Using Your Voice for Mental Health

by mental health nurse Ashley Peterson.

Sometimes the things that are most important in life are the most difficult to talk about, especially when it comes to mental health. Yet all silence does is make the hard stuff even harder. The more we talk about mental health the easier it gets, and that’s how change can start to happen.

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Do you want to be a bully or a hero?

by mental health campaigner and Respect Yourself ambassador Kiana James.

It’s amazing how many people have the same name as us, but would you like the name “bully”? A bully is not a nice name, but so many people are called bullies because they are bullies. Never do anything to get the name bully because it’s wrong and it is not something to be proud of. So many people are sad, afraid and feeling alone because of being bullied, and lots of people all over the world are being bullied – not just children but adults too, and they need to be saved.

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There's No Need To Be So SAD!

by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.

Do you feel quite ‘blue’ during the autumn and winter? Or experience other things like:

  • wanting to curl up and hibernate
  • craving comfort foods
  • craving sweets
  • feeling less energetic
  • finding it hard to sleep
  • or want to nap all day?
  • you might crave cuddles or feel withdrawn from others
  • feeling a bit anxious even though you’re not under any more pressure than usual

…plus a number of other possible symptoms.

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Respect Yourself needs your help!

Last year, eBay held a competition with a top prize of £7,000 for the winning charity. This year eBay are holding the competition again throughout October.

Respect Yourself has basic national running costs of around £2,000 a year, but no regular income other than member donations, so a prize would be a huge boost to the funds. Achieving one of the Top 3 spots will award us a prize. (more…)

Christmas Charity Fair @ Colney woodland, 5th Nov 2017

We’re running a Christmas Charity Fair at Colney woodland burial park. Entry is free and you can stock up on presents for your loved ones whilst supporting those in need at this time of year. Local charities will be selling crafts, gifts and Christmas cards.

The Fair is 10am – 2:30pm on Sunday 5th November 2017, and the address for your satnav is: Greenacres Colney, Watton Road, Norwich, NR4 7TY.
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App feedback request

We’d like to know what you think about our smartphone app available for iOS and Android – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Please get in touch either through our socials or from the Contact page. We’d like to know what works for you, what doesn’t, and what you want to see improved.

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Conforming to labels

by Elizabeth @ TeenagersWithExperience

Many labels exist in our world. They can range from the clubs we are a part of to the gender and sexuality we identify with. Some people may choose to conform to labels, others do not. Whilst there are some negative affiliations to do with labels and the stereotype they might bring, giving yourself labels could be a positive thing.

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The Key to Success in School? Don't Give Up!!

by Principal Brad Weinstein.

Picture this… The teacher is doing a lesson on something new and you are sitting there wondering if your classmates are also a little confused. Of course, you assume that you are one of the only ones who doesn’t get it, so you don’t raise your hand to avoid embarrassing yourself. What you don’t realize, however, is that many of your classmates are feeling exactly like you…confused, overwhelmed, and a little frustrated.

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