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What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)?

Body dysmorphic disorder can also be known as body dysmorphia, and is a mental health condition that causes someone to spend copious amounts of time worrying about their appearance, and more specifically, their flaws. While it’s often said that no one is perfect, some people suffering from BDD can become incredibly unwell, and often these […]

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Eating Disorders and How to Recognise Them

You may have noticed your relationship with food has changed and be wondering if it’s for the better, or you may be watching someone you care about struggle with the way or how much they eat (which can be incredibly painful for both of you). We’re here to outline how to recognise an eating disorder, […]

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How to Look After Your Mental Health at University

Preparing for exam results can be a stressful time for everybody; parents, teachers, and worst of all students. You might not achieve marks as good as you’d hoped, your grades might come in where you expected, or you might find your results sheet gives scores you never even anticipated. But once the initial impact of […]

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How to Manage Anxiety in Your Teens

The teenage years aren’t easy to navigate, so much changes, it can feel like there’s pressure coming from every direction, and you’re still trying to figure out who you are, what you want, and what you’ll need to do next. We get it, it’s not easy, and to add to it, mental health problems like […]

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Should You Ask for Mental Health Help? Who do You Turn To?

If you’re starting to wonder if you need to ask for help with your mental health, then the answer is most probably, you do. Whether you go to a friend, a mental health professional, or even call the Samaritans for someone to talk to, there are plenty of ways you can reach out to get […]

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Let’s talk about something uncomfortable – male suicide

Warning: this may be a trigger for some people. In recent years, we’ve seen some shocking suicides take place in the public eye; from Robin Williams to Chester Bennington, and Chris Cornell. What’s worse, is that often a suicide of one, can spur more, and a massive four out of 10 men are said to […]

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How to look after your mental health at Christmas

It’s a festive time where people are jolly, friends and family gather, cheerful music plays everywhere, and there’s also the potential for a lot of stress… No matter whether you have big plans or small plans for Christmas this year, you need to make sure you look after your mental health this festive period. Here’s […]

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Christmasini at Espressini

We are super excited that Espressini in Falmouth have very kindly offered to raise funds and create a bursary for Sea Sanctuary at their Christmasini on 6th & 7th December 2018. Please join us.

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The Jem Fund

When we were approached by Jem a 10 year old boy, who decided to donate his summer savings to Sea Sanctuary, we could barely believe it; such a wonderful act of kindness. His big heart, contagious smile and inquisitive nature won us all over and he gets the badge of being the youngest person to make a donation to our mental health charity. Read about why he wished to set up a bursary.

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Letter to My Past Self – Schizophrenia Me

A version of myself 10 years ago, freshly diagnosed with schizophrenia, was terrified. The thoughts went around like a carousel in my head. ‘I can’t ever shake this. I don’t even know what’s real anymore and even if I did know what’s real, would I realise it?’ I couldn’t look at anyone… Eye contact was […]

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People with eating disorders can sometimes become obsessive with exercise and do too much, as well as being incredibly strict with their food habits. Their mood could also be up and down, irritable, and change from their usual attitude.

An excellent little visual reminder. #mindfulness #busy #stress #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #charity #cornwall