This social media ranking was last updated on 09/10/2018.
Staying in first place is The Mental Elf, a blog that aims to keep readers up-to-date with the latest developments and news in mental health. Created by André Tomlin back in 2011, The Mental Elf started as a place to share his years of experience in the field of mental health. André invited his colleagues to join him as guest contributors, bringing a fresh perspective and a wider variety of knowledge and experience. The Mental Elf now has its own podcast, covering a range of topics from how mental health affects mental health professionals to the future of digital mental health.
Sarah Bailey started her blog Life In A Break Down to push back against the negative side of her illness and mental health and focus more on the positives. Sarah shares her personal journey and the tools she’s discovered to help improve her mental health. Life In A Break Down has helpful advice for anyone struggling, from tips on how to break bad habits and embrace positivity to the best ways to deal with chronic pain. Sarah also shares her own experience and relationship with debt and has plenty of handy money-saving tips that can help with any money worries that may be adding to mental health issues.
Grace F Victory is the self-titled blog of author, TedX speaker and presenter, Grace Francesca. Known as the ‘Internet’s Big Sister’, Grace has become an online sensation with her honest posts that aren’t afraid to tackle taboo subjects such as the diet culture, therapy and trauma. Grace has worked with a number of high-profile brands including MAC, ASOS and Tampax, and she’s also an ambassador for FeelUnique and Always. Grace has also set out to conquer the world of podcasts with The Sister Space Podcast, which provides a safe space for Grace and co-host Simone Powderly to discuss everything from periods to pop culture.
The Mental Health Foundation Blog is the official blog of the Mental Health Foundation, a UK charity that aims to help improve mental health for all. The Mental Health Foundation Blog has a selection of guest bloggers who regularly post their advice and experience of dealing with a range of mental health issues, from feeling the impact of Brexit anxiety to the pressures faced by young people. Accessible to readers of all ages and walks of life, the Mental Health Foundation Blog is providing a vital service, offering advice and tips for coping with mental health problems.
Psychreg enters our mental health blog ranking for the first time with their blog focusing on psychology and providing readers with access to an open access journal. Founded by Dennis Relojo-Howell in 2014, Psychreg is one of the leading online resources for psychology, mental health and well-being, listing useful articles and research papers to help improve your mental wellbeing. Psychreg even has its own podcast, ‘The Mental Breakdown’ which covers a range of topics from adult ADHD to how to raise mentally strong kids.
Thoughts On Life And Love was created by Mandy Kloppers, a licensed therapist who started her blog to share the lessons she’s learned both personally and professionally. Thoughts On Life And Love offers useful advice when it comes to managing mental health in various situations, from dating to finding the ideal work-life balance. A trained cognitive behavioural therapist, Mandy shares techniques for readers to help with their mental health, whether it’s discovering the power of a smile or understanding the benefits of yoga.
Eleanor Seagall started Be Ur Own Light in March 2016 to raise awareness about living with bipolar disorder. Diagnosed at 16, Eleanor has lived with bipolar and uses Be Ur Own Light to show that you can live a happy and fulfilling life, combating the stigma often associated with this illness and increasing the understanding of mental health overall. Be Ur Own Light documents Eleanor’s journey and struggles with mental health, posting about the accessibility to treatments on the NHS and inviting guest bloggers to share their stories of overcoming anxiety and stress.
Another new entry to our mental health blog ranking is Cara’s Corner. Cara, a mental health nurse, wanted to create a place where she could share her own personal experience with mental illness and encourage people to share their stories. Since 2017, Cara’s Corner has posted a variety of articles, from Cara as well as guest bloggers. Keen to show that there’s more to her than her diagnosis, topics covered range from discussing what depression can feel like to recognising Cara’s travel recommendations.
Entering our mental health blog ranking for the first time is Mike’s Open Journal. Created by Mike Douglas, the blog started as place to share his experience with mental illness because he wanted an outlet and found it therapeutic. Mike is passionate about encouraging people to talk about mental health and has started his own podcast where he has guests join him to discuss everything from relationships to mental health in education. Mike’s Open Journal recognises the work of other mental health bloggers including guest posts as well as running its own awards.
Vicky Williams started The Looneychick Blog as a place to share articles and tips on mental health. Based in Cornwall, Vicky often posts about the mental health services available to her and the ongoing developments such as the opening of their first children’s mental health unit. The Looneychick Blog journals Vicky’s ups and downs as she shares her experiences in honest posts, offering readers advice on a number of issues, from how to deal with bereavement to tips on staying positive in the darker times.
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Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these mental health blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.