We All Feel Like That

What a mixed reaction it provokes when somebody says ‘we all feel like that’ to a bipolar sufferer.   One part of you thinks, yes that’s true and another part says, but you’re not bipolar.  Like me. Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day Bath & NE Somerset 2016 Info

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My Unwanted Visitor

Putting pen to paper doesn’t seem like something I do, but I have before, I read what I’ve wrote and wonder why I still don’t know what to do. I look at what I’ve written expecting to see a clue, but I’m still lost, no ideas, I’ve found a toolbox – do I have anything new for you? Should I write down my thoughts, or what it is I do. I talk about a battel and a fight, but the one I’m fighting is you. Who else would read these scribbles, who else even cares? Continue reading

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The Great Bath Bake Sale

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Saturday 1st October 11am – 3pm

Supporting local charities and Bath Abbey’s Footprint Project

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Two Tunnels

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Although 10 kilometres may not seem far to some, for us this race was a challenge and an opportunity to push ourselves. Continue reading

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elephriends

What is Elefriends?

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

  • Open to anyone (18 years+) who struggles with their mental health
  • Available on web and mobile app (iOS and android)
  • Elefriends can share posts and images on the main wall, give support using interactive buttons like ‘I hear you’/ ‘thinking of you’ and private message each other.

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Julie’s Rhubarb Orange Cake Recipe

(almost a pudding and delicious served with cream or ice-cream)

400g rhubarb trimmed and cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) pieces

120g caster sugar

100g ground almonds

Half teaspoon of baking powder

2 eggs lightly beatenMHAW16 8-40%reduction

Grated zest of 1 small orange

2tbsp orange juice

75g self-raising flour

25g flaked almonds (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 190c or gas mark 5

2. Grease a round 23cm springform cake tin and tin it with baking paper

3. Place rhubarb in a bowl with 50g of the sugar and leave for 30 mins

4. Beat remaining sugar with the butter then whisk in the eggs

5. Using a metal spoon gently fold in the flour, baking powder and ground almonds

6. Stir in the orange zest and juice

7. Stir in the rhubarb and sugary juices into the cake mixture and spoon into the prepared tin.

8. Place the tin on a baking sheet, sprinkle with the flaked almonds if using and put into the oven

9. Bake for 25 mins then reduce the oven temp to 180c (gas 4) and cook for a further 25 mins or until firm. Let the cake cool in the tin before you turn it out.

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GreenLinks BBQ

Bath Mind had a lovely afternoon down on our GreenLinks community allotment yesterday, with a Food for Thought BBQ, a gardening quiz and beautiful sunshine!

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Malcolm Runs For Bath Mind

 

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Hello, I’m Malcolm and I will be running The London Marathon on 24th April 2016.

This will be the first time I have run 3 marathons in a 12 month period and my 22 full marathon since starting running in 1987. I am running for Bath Mind and Greenlinks allotment project.

Mental health and wellbeing are just as important as physical fitness and Bath Mind is vital in supporting local people requiring advice and assistance in this respect. If anyone would like to support this very worthy local charity. Go to my site uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MalcolmSutton1 it’s quick and easy to donate.

Thanks!

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Walking – Second Stick by Jeremy Simpson

My head is down,
The pavement’s dull,
But I will stand and fight.

My head is down,
But I push on,
Won’t wallow in my plight.

My head is down,
But I’ll get there,
Coz I will see the light.

My head pulls up,
I look around,
All senses just ignite!

Feel the ground,
Smell the air,
See the whole world move.
I hear my cry,
For I am here,
To taste the joy of life!

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