Help my Mind!

Another surprise blog post, but another really important announcement!

I will by cycling 20 -35 miles every day, for five days in Germany for Mind Charity. This will be for the second year running, and last year I managed to raise almost £200 to help people like you and I going through similar mental illness experiences. I will be doing the cycle at the end of June, starting in Munich.

Mental illness affects 1/4 people in any given year, including those closest to you. Mind charity are here to support and raise awareness around mental health. 

I would be so grateful if you could sponsor me - any amount is appreciated. If you wish to sponsor me, you can do so by visiting my Just Giving page:

My Just giving page (via clicking 'sponsor me' below)
                          Sponsor me!

If you cannot sponsor me, then I'd be so grateful if you could share this blog post and my Just Giving page in whichever way, so we can raise as much money for Mind Charity as possible. 

You can read all about last years Germany cycle, here.

Amy Xx

Relief From Anxiety meet up!

Apologies for the lack of blog posts recently and for the disorganisation, but I promise they will be back to normal soon - published every Sunday! However, as I have an important announcement I am publishing one today.

In July, I will be holding a Relief From Anxiety meetup in London - a chance to meet me and other readers to share mental health stories and give advice.

If you would like to attend the event and find out more details, then please contact me via twitter or email so I can send you the link and the password to the event page.

I hope to see you there!

Amy Xx

Barclays Vs. Anxiety

Last Thursday I attended a legal afternoon tea in Canary Wharf, London. 

A few months back, I attended a legal networking dinner as part of my University. One of the attendees was from Aspiring Solicitors, whom ultimately provided this opportunity to go to Canary Wharf and I luckily got chosen! One of my goals to rid myself of my anxiety is to keep pushing myself outside of comfort zone, and as a result I went to Barclays in Canary Wharf. 

As many of you know, I love London - It's my favourite place, and so to get a chance to go and take part in something to do with hopefully my future Law career, was amazing. I really enjoyed the experience and can't quite believe that I was there, when I think about the mental health journey I have been on. 

We were all treated with such respect, everyone was so professional, the buildings were massive and the view from the 30th floor was amazing. I had never been to a building like that before, with scanners, huge lifts, and so much glass. It's a world away from anything I have experienced before.

I am so glad I went, as it's one more step in my recovery journey. Overall my anxiety wasn't too bad - I was more excited than nervous. 

I have included some pictures below.

Amy Xx

Want to know me?

Hey all,

Apologies for the lack of blog post last week - I was moving back home from University for Easter. For today's blog post, I thought it would be a good idea to let you know of some upcoming opportunities for both you and I here at Relief From Anxiety.

Barclays legal tea
As some of you may know, I am studying Law at university and I am in my first year. As part of this there was an opportunity given by a firm called Aspiring Solicitors, to attend a legal networking tea in London next week, and with me trying to get out of my comfort zone and improve myself, I applied. I am very blessed to say that I got chosen, and will be travelling 4 hours to London next week, to Canary Wharf to meet a range of Lawyers and solicitors. To think that only two years ago, I couldn't leave the house and now I am going to London to further my career!

Relief From Anxiety Meet and Greet
In celebration of 50,000 views of my blog, I am setting up a Relief From Anxiety Meet up, where you can come and meet me, the writer and owner of this blog and hopefully share your support and mental health stories with other readers. This will be taking place in London in July, so please make every effort to attend. If you will be coming, please let me know. You can sign up to the event very soon. 

Mind Charity cycle through Germany
As many of you will know, I did a cycle through Germany last year in aid of Mind Charity, and this year I will be doing the same. Starting from Munich and cycling for four days in June. I would be ever so grateful if you could sponsor me. Last year we raised almost £180 - I really hope we can beat it this time! You can sponsor me, here.

Relate charity
I was recently contacted and called by Relate, the charity to write a piece for them for their new campaign. I am glad to say that this has been published on their website. You can read it, here.

My journey to a job and driving
Some of you may be aware, that the final two things on my recovery list and that I am petrified of, is a job and driving - both which I plan to accomplish this Summer. I am currently searching for a driving instructor and have applied for work experience. I will keep you updated!

I have my Summer exams coming up soon, so apologies if I am slightly absent from my blog. But as ever, I am happy to answer your emails at:

Best Wishes,
Amy Xx