Category Archives: mental health

Finding Hope Challenge: Days 1 – 5 Flip-Through

Hello! In today’s video, I flip-through the first five days in my Finding Hope Journal and explain why and how I made each spread. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan – Day One

Hello! I have just returned home from the first day of a four day course on Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and I thought I’d share some of my thoughts about it – before I forget them! I’ve been attending Recovery … Continue reading

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Finding Hope Challenge: Day 1 Colours

Hello! In today’s video, I create a page in my Finding Hope journal all about my favourite colours. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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The Finding Hope Challenge 2019

Hello! Today I’m launching the @crafting.out.loud Finding Hope Challenge 2019. For detailed info, please watch my YouTube video below, but the basics are as follows: over the course of July we’re going to journal about all the things that give … Continue reading

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Art Journal Process: The Voice of the Oppressor

For today’s video, I created a spread in my art journal. It was inspired by the discussions we had at Recovery College on Monday. The course was called ‘Creating Recovery’ and we talked a lot about barriers to creativity. Two … Continue reading

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EllieBeth Designs UK: Hazard Planning

Hello, again! It’s me, Natalie, back with another post for the EBDUK blog. If you read my last post, you’ll know that my planner has become my mental illness recovery companion: a creative tool for managing my life, an authentic … Continue reading

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Crafting Out Loud: Mind Fundraiser a Success!

If you’ve been here before, you may recall that I’ve been busy making cards to sell at a fundraiser for Mind, the mental health charity. Well, today The Crafty Cuppa Club (a monthly craft group that I help run) held … Continue reading

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Mental Health Monday: What Is This Thing Called Recovery? Part Three

Hello, and welcome to another What Is This Thing Called Recovery? post. This week, I want to talk about some more of the recovery themes I’ve embraced over the last year, and how they are playing out in my life … Continue reading

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Mental Health Monday: What Is This Thing Called Recovery? Part Two

Hello! and welcome to another Mental Health Monday post! Last week, I shared some of the recovery concepts I’ve embraced over this last year. In this post, I’m going to talk about some of the details and how I’m manifesting … Continue reading

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Mental Health Monday: What Is This Thing Called Recovery? Part One

What springs to mind when you hear the word recovery? Perhaps it’s that room they wheel you into after you’ve had an operation. Perhaps it’s getting your breath back after you’ve run a race. Perhaps it’s a road rescue truck, … Continue reading

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