A YOUNG girl who is battling cancer has shared how it has affected her mental health through an online blog.

Evie Shallom from Bracknell, was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma cancer when she was eight years old and has written a blog about how this has had an impact on her mental health.

The 13-year-old said: "If you're fighting a serious illness, it is common having emotions all over the place. I would be happy one moment, sad or angry the next.

"I have found there are small things that make an impact sometimes. With anxiety, I have found writing down thoughts helps. Also, things like scrapbooking and bullet journalling are helpful to relax and keep your mind busy."

Hodgkins lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an important part of our immune system.

It plays a role in fighting bacteria and other infections and destroying old or abnormal cells, such as cancer cells.

A family support worker from The Rainbow Children's Trust comes and takes Evie to town and costa to give her mum a break from pushing the wheelchair.

Evie added: "I am unable to walk longer than a few meters at a time and I am in a wheelchair.

"I have home schooling and I try to go into school once a week at lunch to see friends but it is very exhausting.

"It gets lonely being at home and not being included at sleepovers and meeting in town, even though I might not be able to go , it is the though of inviting which counts."

The Rainbow Trust is a national charity providing expert practical and emotional support for families.

It relies on voluntary donations and has helped over 2,500 families through its eight care teams across England,

Visit instagram.com/evieshallom.blogs/ to take a look at her blog.