by Stephie Simpson

Feeling Lonely During Coronavirus Lockdown

by Stephie Simpson

Stephie is used to spending time with others even if she often thinks of herself as a bit of a loner, but during the coronavirus lockdown she’s struggled with feelings of loneliness and has realised she needs her social circles more than she thought.

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Categories: Mental Health, Coronavirus

by Nick Axtell

Finding Motivation When Chronically Ill And Living With A Stoma

by Nick Axtell

Nick has spent a lot of time at home with various health conditions and recovering from surgeries. In this blog he discusses how he found a way to use this time productively, and shares his secret for finding creativity.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness, Mental Health

by Sam Melling

Seeking Help For My Mental Health

by Sam Melling

Sam has dealt with a lot of personal challenges over the years, and stress worsened by living with a stoma. Here she discusses her mental health and why seeking help was the best thing she could have done for herself.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health

by Stephie Simpson

Managing My Mental Health During Lockdown

by Stephie Simpson

As a keyworker, Stephie is continuing to work throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, whilst also needing to home school her kids. In this blog she explains the struggle and shares how she is trying to prevent her mental health from deteriorating.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Parenting, Mental Health, Coronavirus

by Nathan Wheeler

A Bad Day Doesn’t Mean A Bad Life

by Nathan Wheeler

Nathan’s sudden onset of severe ulcerative colitis symptoms as a teenager brought a great deal of change to his life. In this blog post he shares his battle with mental health and how he’s glad he hung on, things do get better!

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Mental Health