Mental Health Awareness Week takes place between 14th to 20th May 2018.
For Mental Health Awareness Week, we have a series of articles which follows the life trials and tribulations of a young person who has been impacted by mental health issues which were triggered by change. In a series of four articles, Harriet shares her experiences of change, anxiety, OCD and finding ways to get help and learning to live with these conditions.
Throughout the series, Harriet will also be looking at ways to help cope with living in an uncertain world and how we can protect our mental health when change knocks on our door.
The very nature of change can take us all out of our comfort zone. The way in which individuals perceive and approach change differs and whilst we all like some sense of routine and stability, change is inevitable. From a young age, we are faced with many changes, a new school, university, new job, children or relationship status, we would struggle to avoid them all. While the change will in time often prove to be for the good, it can and does have an impact on our mental health.