Alicia Brunskill

Alicia Brunskill writes articles about a variety of topics and also loves writing poetry and fiction. She lives in Rutland, England with her partner, cat and dog.

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When Muted Emotions Give Relief
3 days ago
It might sound a little bizarre at first, how can dampened emotions provide any kind of relief? Why would you welcome that "nothing zone" from depression where all you do is function? There’s no spark...
The Best Teachers Have Real World Experience (Opinion)
7 days ago
I have the utmost respect for all those people who teach, have taught and will teach; whatever route they take to do so. It’s not an easy profession and definitely not a leave it at the door kind of j...
Phone Assessments Are the Worst for Anxiety Disorders
11 days ago
For some reason earlier today my mind was thrown back to excruciating telephone assessments with the NHS for help with my mental health. I can only assume that my depression had decided that I needed ...
My Experience of Mental Health Support in Schools
13 days ago
I recently read an article about what needs to be done in schools to make sure children are better equipped to manage their mental health. The article prompted me to write about my own experiences of ...
How Does Yoga Help My Anxiety and Depression?
16 days ago
Yoga is not a cure-all for depression or anxiety. Don’t worry, I’m not about to say that twenty minutes of yoga a day will fix you. It certainly doesn’t fix me, but it makes a terrible day easier to b...
Learn a Foreign Language at Home - Part Three
18 days ago
When you read this, you probably think I’m going to tell you that you need to spend a significant amount of time in a country that speaks the language that you’re learning. Whilst that would be the pe...