Mental health & jewellery
All of my jewellery is mindfully designed to help sooth anxiety and stress through the use of grounding textures and tactile movement. Living by the sea for 4 years helped me appreciate the effect that nature has on our well being and how we can translate those wonderful textures into treasures that we can carry with us every day.
Living with anxiety
Did you know that 6 in 100 people will be diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder in the UK (MIND)? I personally have struggled with anxiety and depression for over 5 years. During especially difficult moments I have found a few ways to help keep the panic attacks and anxiety at bay.
Things that have helped me
Personally I have really benifited from CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), breathing exercises and taking a long walks in nature. I've found that doing something creative helps take my mind off the thing that is causing anxiety. I always find comfort in talking with a friend or loved one and wearing tactile jewellery that keeps my hands busy is a must!
One of the bravest things you can do is to take action and ask for help. Please be aware that I have no medical qualifications and I am only sharing with you my personal story. If you are struggling with mental health or are having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to a trusted loved one, or text 'SHOUT' to 85258 for guidance.
The Mental Health Foundation
As a small business I feel it is my responsibility to use my platform to make a larger, more positive effect on the planet and people. I am excited to donate 10% of my profits from this weeks sales to such a wonderful organisation.
"Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive. We will drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities, families and individuals to live mentally healthier lives, with a particular focus on those at greatest risk."
- Mental Health Foundation website