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July 28, 2016

Recovery from a mental health condition is a complex and difficult journey that can be a full time endeavour. It’s not a a linear process; but full of blips and struggles as well as triumph and success. Recovery can be hard enough without unhelpful (even if well meanin...

June 6, 2016

It can be far too easy to assume you haven’t got any time for a little self care, but in reality you can always find a small space for it. In the long term it will definitely be better for your wellbeing that cutting it out altogether!

After handing in my dissertation l...

April 26, 2016

I'm staring at the screen, wishing the words would come easier. They're there, wrapped up in some part of my head that feels a little unaccessible at the moment. The wrapping; layers of self doubt, perfectionism and pressure... winding around them tightly. Writing shou...

February 19, 2016

The other day I wrote myself a kind of mantra about recovery:


Some days in recovery aren't easy. Sometimes you might feel like the world is surely about to end, you can't face getting out of bed and it feels impossibly hard. This is where true recovery is born, where y...

January 29, 2016

Recovery seems to frequently be thwarted by the ‘do it tomorrow’s. It’s easy to get into a rut of thinking that you can put off the challenge and making changes for another day. I guess it’s like a lot of things in life where we just allow ourselves one last day of per...

January 12, 2016

If I could share some wisdom with my younger self, I think it would be the following:

  1. Times will get hard, but you will get through them

  2. One day you will find a place where you feel truly accepted for who you are

  3. One day you will begin to learn to love you...

January 8, 2016

I was recently tagged on Instagram to post twenty facts about me that highlight me as a whole holistic being rather than just a mental illness. It really struck me as something important that perhaps we could all benefit from. Day to day, we all fit in with the lives w...

December 20, 2015

The tree is up, presents wrapped, cards sent... It's definitely looking a lot like Christmas as the festivities approach at quite some speed. It's a wonderful and joyful time of the year but maybe it doesn't have to be completely perfect. Christmas is a time to celebra...

November 20, 2015

I distinctly remember being about nine or ten and mentioning to a teacher, who asked me why I was crying, that I was being bullied. They told me that I wasn't being hit so it couldn't be bullying. It was, unfortunately, something that really stuck with me but at the ti...