Ok, soo where do I start? 1 in 4 people suffer with a form of mental health. Yup, that sounds crazy? right? Now, some people look at mental health and say ‘Well why don’t you go and get help?’ ‘Why don’t you speak up?’ ‘Why don’t you just think normal?’ I hate to break to it to you. It’s NOT that easy. What is normal? that is for another blog or you will be reading this for days on end.Read More
I have been insisting, in numerous posts of mine, to reach out, if ever you have depressive or anxiety-driven thoughts.
It is completely okay to feel sad in life. But being depressed, overwhelmed or anxious over a long period of time is not okay. Sometimes, it so happens that a depressed mind is not able to diagnose its state and suffers in silence. That is definitely not okay.Read More
Thrive: Feel Stress Free is a self regulated well being app which detects, prevents and helps manage common mental health conditions. The app is confidential and can help you build resilience, prevent and manage stress and anxiety.Read More
Hey guys, sorry for the slight absence again, life has been seriously mental. Anyway, I’ve had the great pleasure of being able to test the Thrive app which helps with mental health. I struggle with Anxiety, PTSD and SAD so this time of year can be especially tough. I was delighted to have this chance, as I’m always looking for new ways to help with my difficulties, and I’ve tried quite a few that haven’t always worked for me.Read More
We all lead busy lives in different shapes and forms. From work, school, family, and social commitments, we all have many things that we need to be doing. When we do too much and can’t keep up with it all, it can lead to us feeling stressed, which is never a fun thing to be.Read More
STRESS CAN REALLY TAKE IT’S TOLL ON YOURSELF AND YOUR BODY. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO MANAGE STRESS PROPERLY?
Thrive is an app which can really help you to manage your stress. The app has different techniques which are pulled from CBT to really give you the most impact to combat stress.Read More
It’s no secret that I suffer with Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder. I’ve tried a cocktail of prescription medicines, CBT, self-help books, herbal remedies and more recently, meditation. I still battle with the effects of Anxiety and it affects me daily.Read More
I'm no stranger when it comes to talking about mental health on ByBusby; I've been very open with my experiences & progress so when I was saw a new app emerging to help battle these problems I thought why not give it a go. I've teamed up with the creators of Thrive to test out their new app & share my thoughts with you. I was super excited because I've never come across an app targeted at mental health (I haven't really looked to much!!) & since it was focused on helping with stressors it is well suited to me. For the past month I've been using it when I feel the need & here's my feedback.Read More
Recently I've been under a lot of stress for various reasons, and I find it difficult finding time to actually manage it. I was contacted to see if I'd like to try out the Thrive: Feel Stress Free app and it sounded like something that would really help me out. Over the last few weeks I've been trialling the app to see if it helps me to destress. There are three different pages on the app, and all of them have different features.Read More
With technology progressing at the rate it is, we’ve got much more choice in how we manage our mental health and anxiety. After all, anxiety/panic attacks/etc. can occur at any given moment and we won’t always be near a computer/another person to get help.Read More
Something to ease your worries, offer an immediate distraction from negative thoughts and offer self-soothe therapy on your device.
When Thrive asked me if I would like to try their Mental Health App I was intrigued, as a person that deals daily with depression and anxiety this is not something I had considered before but I am always open minded to anything that might help us get through the day.
Today is another review, one that I am quite excited to do. I was given a free time period to check out the app, navigate it and pretty much use it for my own mental health problems to then review back to you. As always, however, this will be completely honest and unbias. I won't go into everything because it would be great for you to explore it yourself but I will talk about my favourite things, some criticisms and the bits I felt were most helpful! As a little background, I have suffered from anxiety and depression since I was 12, so a little over 12 years. I take medication, use all kinds of techniques and have been in therapy.Read More
Losing someone we love, either in death, or because of a broken relationship, is one of the most stressful situations we face in our lives. (A huge understatement, I know!) But if we, as grievers, can learn how to effectively manage our stress, we can heal a little more everyday.Read More
A few months ago, I got an email through my blog from a company called Thrive. They wrote to me to tell me all about their app, “Feel Stress Free” and to ask if I would try it out and review it here for you guys to see!Read More
I’ve written before about my struggles with mental health and how I have little goals in my mind that I want to try and achieve over the year. I previously wrote that it’s something I haven’t talked much about because I feel very vulnerable discussing it and almost like I’ll be judged by those I know and even those I don’t know. I feel that mental health is a topic that should be discussed more openly and I admire those who are able to talk freely about it without having that constant pang of panic. Or maybe they do and they’re strong enough to over come it.Read More
This new app is ideal for people like myself, who suffer with mental health issues. It helps users learn coping methods and each of the techniques are evidence-based, so you know it really does work. Just by listening to the voice and looking at the imagery I felt more relaxed. The app uses clinically proven techniques and are used in real life therapy to help manage mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and mild depression.Read More
You could say the past few months have been a bit stressful for me. What with selling our house, losing the sale, being pregnant, having a toddler who’s dropping a nap, and attempting potty training…. life has been a bit hard some days. I know there are lots of people out there with bigger things to worry about. But when I’m stressed I sleep badly, I eat far too much chocolate and cake, and I get ratty. Whilst I’ve written before about how I’ve struggled with anxiety, I’ve never really written about how to manage stress. Whilst for me, exercise plays a part, as does talking to my mum and friends, I also try to do some relaxation. I have in the past used a CD for deep muscle relaxation. So I was delighted to be asked to review the Thrive app, which helps to manage stress and anxiety.Read More
Here at Cave HQ, like so many other offices, WE HATE STRESS! There we said it, while we’re on a roll, we also dislike people forcing mindfulness, NLP and any other form of animal management on to our small team, apart from Ugg, who in his own defence is an animal (we are not sure he knows what a knife and fork are used for) and any training will be helpful. We know that most people consider themselves their own guru’s and experts and will not like that analogy but for us in a normal, busy, hectic life we cannot always stop to rub our earlobes or massage essential fish oils into our armpits, whilst beating a wearable triangle fitted over our heads (yes we’ve seen them).Read More