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10. Self Care for Dummies

‘Self care’ is a term that often gets used to help sell hair products and spa days, but what does it truly mean? In today’s episode, Alice breaks down some ideas for developing your own self care routine. She uses the acronym S.P.A.C.E to explore Structure, Play, Activity, Clarity and Expression and provides lots of ideas of simple actions you can bring into your daily routine to lift your mood and help maintain your mental health.

Welcome to Dark Coffee; the podcast that shines a light on our darkest times.

Join host Alice Lyons as she and her guests explore their experiences with suicide ideation, in order to reduce the silence, stigma and shame that surrounds this issue.

Dark Coffee aims to create a safe space for people to discuss suicide with curiosity, compassion and camaraderie. Join the conversation by commenting, liking and sharing this episode, or follow us on Instagram (lightwork.darkcoffee). Your reviews will help us reach more people. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving us a short review to help us spread the conversation further.

Suicide Support Organisations

Samaritans: Confidential suicide discussion and support. Free helpline available round the clock. Text – 116123. Call – 08457 909090 Email – Website –

Mind: Support and information for anyone suffering from a mental health problem. 0300 123 3393 Website –

Saneline: Practical information, crisis care and emotional support to people affected by mental health concerns. Helpline: 0845 767 8000, open daily from 6pm – 11pm.

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