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How to support someone with mental health issues

Mental health talk is so trendy these days, it makes me wonder if people even take it seriously. Or just talk about it to feel like part of the cool kids club. Many people are still struggling with mental health issues and have no one they can talk to. Which is shocking considering how mental health is so hot topic at the moment. But then again, I can see how difficult it can be to help someone having mental health issues. Many of us are truly helpless and have no ideas on how to reach someone who is already in a dark mental state.

 

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How to support someone with mental health issues

Here are some ways you could help someone dealing with mental health issues –

 

Speak with them

The first thing to do is to let the person know you are available as listening ear with no judgement. We all need someone to share our thoughts, hopes and feelings with. This is even more important when you are struggling with mental health problems. So being available for a chat would be one way to help.

 

Don’t judge

Many people rather suffer in silence than be judged by others. This is one of the main reasons why mental health sufferers don’t speak to anyone about their issues. You need to remember to listen without any judgement in other to support someone with mental health issues.

 

Get them to get help

If you can convince a mental health sufferer to speak with a doctor and get some professional advice, you may have just saved a life. Encouraging whoever is suffering to get help is the best thing you can do. It pays to stay calm and be patient as this will help more than you being pushy and anxious.

 

Help in other way you can

Apart from all the ways listed above, you can also help with general day to day activities for this person. So helping with childcare, school runs, cleaning, food shopping, company and so on will help massively. Many people struggling with depression and anxiety may struggle with day to day living, so helping when you can will help take the strain off them, and allow them focus on getting better.

 

Look after yourself

While looking out for others, make sure you look after your own wellbeing as well. It is easy to neglect our mental health while dealing with others, so make sure to check in with yourself every now ands again, to ensure you are doing great.

 

 

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Shopping Black Friday Sales?

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Black Friday is around the corner and every shopaholic is talking about it. I am being bombarded with emails from all sorts of brands I can’t even remember subscribing to, and it makes me wonder why there is so much noise about Black Friday Sales in the UK all of a sudden. Looking back. we never really had Black Friday sales like we have them now. But it is a good thing. The sales allow me wrap up any on Christmas gifts and some of the items on sales are really good. I think the key to getting the Black Friday Sales done properly is to have a list of what you need and shop around for them.

Here are some ideas for Black Friday Sales if you need some shopping inspiration –

 

BOSS HUGO BOSS Hooded Long Sleeved T Shirt

 

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This stylish Hugo Boss piece would be a great investment to grab this Black Friday sales. It is a cotton jersey t shirt with a large hood, long sleeves and the signature Hugo Boss logo on the chest. I think it would make an excellent gift as it is such good quality. You can shop for this piece and more Black Friday deals on Mainline Menswear. There are so many pieces and accessories to quench your fashion thirst on the website.

 

BABY born Surprise

 

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No shopping is ever complete without buying items for the kiddies. I enjoy shopping for the twins as it allows me explore all the cute clothing and toys now available for children. My daughter is a huge fan of collectibles and is forever collecting one brand or the other. The latest brand on her radar now is BABY born Surprise by Zapf Creation. She adores unboxing the collectibles to see what the characters and their accessories. This new range of BABY Born surprise has real fabric blanket. Water is used to wake the baby and reveal its eye colour. You can unwrap the swaddle to discover a unique hairstyle, and check the baby’s bottle to see whether they are a boy or girl!

This is one toy range worth shopping this Black Friday. The collectibles will make great gift ideas for the little ones. I know my little ones would adore the range. You can shop this range on Amazon, Argos, Smyths, The Entertainer and other good toy stores nationwide.

 

 

The Flay Lay Co. Berry Open Flat Makeup Bag

 

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This Berry Open Flat Makeup Bag by The Flat Lay Co. is an excellent find to get your makeup in this Black Friday. I love the many compartments and how organised the makeup tools are looking. The makeup bags open completely flat and close in a second thanks to the smart drawstring design, and are fitted with pockets, zips and loops to keep products safely stored and visible. This is the best accessory to get organised this winter. It would be loved and desired by many beauty lovers.

You can grab this makeup from The Flat Lay Co, ASOS, Amazon and selected Oliver Bonas stores nationwide.

 

O’Keeffe’s Skincare Working Hands Healthy Feet and Lip Repair Multipack Gift Set

 

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This handy O’Keeffe’s Skincare Working Hands Healthy Feet and Lip Repair Multipack Gift Set is one other thing I will be picking up this Black Friday. My lips, hands and feet get really dry this season, and this set is great for moisturising the hands, feet and lips. So it is already in my shopping basket waiting to be bought. It also works great as a gift idea for skincare lovers.

Are you shopping Black Friday sales? Did any items catch your eye here?

 

 

Blocking Buyers on eBay

I have recently resumed selling on eBay and I am finding the new system very seller friendly and easy to use. It takes me few minutes to have an item listed on my eBay account and it has encouraged to keep selling on the platform. A few years ago, the listing process was so long-winded, it could take an 1 hour to list a bundle of clothes, but thanks to the new eBay app, this is no longer the case.

If you sell on eBay regularly, you would have come across all types of buyers. I have seen it all. The ones in far away countries that insist on buying your item even though it is clearly listed for UK residents only. I have seen the buyers who never pay and the ones would buy items and then send you messages on how they are suddenly unable to pay. Or the buyers who ask you question after question. It ca get frustrating as a seller and a buyer, as I buy and sell on there, so I have seen both sides.

 

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Blocking Buyers on eBay

If you like to protect yourself while selling on eBay, the smartest thing to do is to block the time wasters and scammers once you have had an encounter with them. This stops them bidding or attempting to buy your items again. It also prevents them from contacting you. On my eBay account, I have blocked only 4 buyers, so it is not a common occurrence for me. But I know many other sellers who have blocked hundreds of dodgy buyers over the years.

 

Here is how to go about blocking buyers on eBay –

Sign in and head to the seller’s centre. Once you are on the page, you can type in help in resolving buyer issues, and then scroll down to the bottom for instructions  on how to block buyers. eBay allows you block up to 5000 buyers, so plenty room for the buyers you don’t want.

I am grateful this feature is available. Dealing with fraudsters and time wasters can be draining. So at least with this feature, we won’t have to cross paths again.

 

Do you buy or sell on eBay? How are you finding it? Have you had your own fair share of annoying people on there? How do you deal with it? Please share your tried and tested tips in the comments section below. Let’s chat.

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