Tag: community

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2020 – THE IMPORTANCE OF KINDNESS

Hi and welcome back to Mental Health Monday with me, The Spoonie Mummy. Today I thought it was only right to acknowledge the start of Mental Health Awareness Week which starts today in collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation. The theme of the week…

Top Ten Favourite IBD & Ostomy Support Groups

As this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this Saturday marks World IBD Day I thought I would do a post combining the two.  When diagnosed with a chronic illness like IBD, mental health problems often come hand in hand.  Being told you…

Why Online Support Groups Can Be So Helpful

I joined my first IBD online support group in September 2015. I had been struggling for a while with my mental health and had just made the big step of opening up to my rheumatology nurse about how I was feeling. I had been…

Stoma Mail

When I had first had my operation one of the most amazing things was the support I received from people in the IBD and Ostomy communities. From the visit from wonderful Lauren from Purple Wings, to mailed gifts from far and wide to so…