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lexylou aged 25
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Honest , Realistic , Caring

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Female , 25

I am a caring, cheery person with a lot to give. I am chatty and enjoy meeting new people and sharing conversation and advice. I have experience working with the elderly aswell as adults with challenging behaviours and complex mental health conditions, I have also worked with young people at a large college providing help and guidence.
I have a wonderful partner who had been my best friends 4 years previous to getting together. I have a beautiful daughter who makes me smile everyday. She is my little rainbow.
In the next couple of years id like to return to education and complete a Social Work degree. Im passionate about helping and caring for others. Change does sometimes scare me though but as soon as I settle my mind to something I am fine.
I see myself as quite an earth mum if thats the right phase. Im old fashioned like a hippy some days and I absolutely love Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks.

Life experiences

Mental Health and Wellbeing

I have battled with Anxiety demons for a long while- years infact. I have learned ways to deal with it, calming methods. I have tried medications, CBT aswell as talking therapies. I have a daughter and have experienced PND after a traumatic birth and aftermarth, this I now have under control. I also suffered with this during pregnancy which is a taboo unknown subject to many. Mental health and wellbeing is my passion. The people that I have met who have helped change my life for the positive, I am forever grateful for and mentoring these subjects - if I can do the same or be there for just 1 person in their time of need that would make me happy.

Relationships

I became pregnant and my other half decided this wasnt for him and he left and to this day- I have never heard off him this was over a year and a half ago. The pain I felt and the lonliness I experienced was utterly horrendous- I never imagined going through such a huge life changing experience alone. But I did. Not only relationships with partners, I have experience in losing friends, growing apart and meeting new people which when teamed with anxiety is difficult. I have a friendly face and a ear to listen and help rationionalise when things seem impossible and upsetting. Everything when talked about and vented can seem a little better.

Being a parent

As mentioned previously I did my pregnancy alone from antenatal to buying all the bits and bobs I did it as a 22 year old single girl who lived at home with my dad not knowing how and where to go from there. I never could piece together how things would work out. I wasnt that close with the rest of my family and friends seemed to drift in and out. I had my daughter and my life changed forever for the better. Overnight I went from being a girl to a woman. Every night feed, up and down that comes with it I have done myself. I now have met someone who is really amazing and who treats me so well. I am blessed. I am currently going through the phase of my little one refusing meals so am patiently plodding through!, I believe this topic is another strong subject for me to mentor on due to my life experience and continual learning each day.

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

I would like to become a mentor to share reassurance, compassion and help others when possible. Knowledge is power and there is power in numbers. I am a great listener and a loyal trusting non judgemental person. I have life experience and have gone through tough times that have made me stronger. I want to be a go to person- if someone is struggling or just needs some advice, Nobody is ever alone. ??XX

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