A mother from Nottinghamshire has raised over an incredible £50,000 in the name of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Lorraine Barnes, from Bothamsall, set herself the challenge of raising £50,000 through fifty separate fundraisers in the 18 months leading up to her 50th birthday, which she has said she will not be marking until her sons Daniel and Joseph, who suffer from cystic fibrosis, can do the same. Read more
Travelling to destinations far and wide, exploring new places and going on holiday is often a means for many to recharge, escape the humdrum of everyday life and experience new places and things, but just as you should look after your physical health and take into account how travelling could affect you when you have a medical condition like cancer, you also have to think about how going on your long-awaited trip could affect your mental health, especially if you have conditions like anxiety or depression.
For all of us, the day to day financial pressures can sometimes become difficult to manage, but for those with mental health conditions, these pressures can become amplified and harder to deal with. Those with mental health issues often need support to stay connected and things like social anxiety and other social symptoms that occur as a result of their condition, as well as managing mortgages, welfare benefits and having a job. Without this support, people can often find it hard to cope and their condition worsens. Read more