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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?

 

 

Best Destinations to Get Married Abroad

Are you thinking about getting married abroad? The very idea is a dream for some couples who are looking to tie the knot in the near future, yet knowing how to plan a wedding in a different country can be difficult. You may not even know where to start. One of the more difficult decisions to make when it comes to getting married abroad is choosing a destination both you and your partner are happy with. If you haven’t really thought about which destination would be most suitable for you both, this guide will provide you with some ideas on the best abroad wedding destinations across the world:

 

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 The Canary Islands

 

The Canary Islands are made up of seven main islands – Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro. In recent years, each of these islands has become popular destinations for couples to get married.

The golden shores and dark volcanic sands of each of the islands will make an excellent backdrop for your wedding photos. There’s plenty of family-fun attractions and historical and cultural delights to explore to enjoy either before or after the wedding.

What’s great about visiting the Canary Islands is that it’s ideal for those who aren’t good with heat. So, if you have very young or old guests who may struggle to cope in intense heat, this destination should suit them well. The average daytime temperature is roughly 22 degreesin the region, even in the height of summer. Find out more about Canary Island Holidays and what the local area has to offer before selecting which island to choose as your wedding destination.

 

St Lucia

If you’ve always dreamed of getting married in a tropical paradise, then St Lucia is a destination you should consider. With the striking combination of white sands, crystal seas, and turquoise skies, St Lucia is practically the definition of the ‘picture-perfect’ tropical resort many people dream about. There are many places you may decide to hold your ceremony here; whether it be a rooftop terrace overlooking the beach, or even on the beach itself. You could even book a steel drum band to play during the ceremony or as part of the evening celebrations.

Iceland

 

If the sunnier climates aren’t quite to your taste, then the wintry conditions of Iceland may be more up your street. One of the most popular spots to say ‘I do’ is at one of the island’s famous tourist attractions – the blue lagoon. Here you’ll be surrounded by the toasty 37-degree waters with reflections of the towering dark rocks.

If you’re a little more adventurous, you could decide to tie the knot at the top of 200-foot-high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, or even near the crater of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Do take into consideration that some of your guests may not be the best with heights, so ponder whether you’d be happy to marry with just a few witnesses in attendance, or all of your family and friends.

 

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Las Vegas

What better way to bring the element of fun to your wedding a Las Vegas ceremony? If you’re not too fussed about having all of your family and friends in attendance, then this type of wedding may be ideal for you. Why not get hitched in the classic Graceland Wedding chapel? Simply drive up to the venue and allow Elvis to witness you exchanging your vows. If you prefer to keep your wedding tasteful and refined, you could instead get married in one of the cities many glamorous hotels, such as the world-famous Bellagio. Do be aware that you will need basic documentation for getting married in Las Vegas.

 

Italy

In recent years, the number of couples who choose to marry in Italy has soared, which is most likely due to the fact that some of Hollywood’s rich and famous have already been there and done it. Italy is, of course, the most romantic country in the world, which is a given as to why it’s such a popular resort.

Some of the most popular wedding destinations in Italy include Sorrento, Positano, Capri, and Portofino to name just a few; however, you could also opt for the cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice if you’re keen to be amongst iconic architecture. Give your guests the full Italian experience by serving prosecco after the ceremony or even some pizza or pasta during the meal.

If you’re looking to get married abroad in the very near future, we hope this guide has given you some inspiration on some of the most popular destinations where you could tie the knot!

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