HOW TO OVERCOME ANXIETY

OK so I’ve kinda click-baited you here. If I knew the formula of overcoming anxiety I’d be a millionaire. But wait. There are some things I can help with. Let’s start at the very beginning…

SURVIVING NIGHT SHIFTS AS A NURSE

Can you believe it’s already March?! This year has gone by so quickly already including, believe it or not, the month of night shifts I was dreading. As a student, night shifts lead me to being a walking, barely talking, zombie with no social life. Over a year later and this is what I imagined…

WHY I LOVE BEING A MENTAL HEALTH NURSE

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”- Steve Jobs. I feel lucky to be able to say that I genuinely love what I do. ‘Great work’ means something different to everyone. To me, I see great  work in a lot of things- but feel the most pride when I am nursing. Mental Health Nursing in particular. In honour of the very  first Mental Health Nurses Day which took place on the 21st February-…

IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THESE TED TALKS- YOU’RE MISSING OUT

For anyone who doesn’t already know and appreciate the fascinating videos from TED- you’re in for a treat! In just 15 minutes (on average) these videos can give you the confidence to achieve your goals, the motivation to do what you’ve always wanted to do and the ability to understand other people’s perspectives- challenging our…

A ‘TIME TO TALK DAY’ CHALLENGE

It’s that time of year again! Time to Talk Day  in collaboration with ‘Time to Change’ the biggest UK campaign to challenge Mental Health Stigma. This day encourages everyone to talk about Mental Health- whether you’re at work, at home with the family or relaxing on your own (get online!). ‘Time to Change’ have provided…

HOW TO TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

Tomorrow marks the start of Children’s Mental Health Week 2019. This week was established by Place2be (a charity raising awareness of children’s mental health) in 2015. The work they do is so important as many people don’t realise that as many as 1 in 10 young people have a mental health problem and half of…

10 BINGE-WORTHY NETFLIX SHOWS YOU CAN’T MISS

I think by now I can officially call myself a ‘Netflix Addict’. If you, like me, find yourself answering “Are you still watching?” with ‘YES’ several times per week- you too are probably a certified Netflix Binger. The more popular the streaming service gets the more amazing series are available- meaning “My List” is endless….

REVISITING DIAGNOSIS’

Let’s talk about diagnosis’. On 20th January I was sat in my car, shivering after scraping my window with an old CD case (sorry Ministry of Sound 2014) and listening to Radio 1. Sound clips of grateful members of the public thanking Love Island star, Chris Hughes, for his appearance on hit TV show ‘This…

10 UNHEALTHY “HEALTHY” FOODS

Imagine going to a supermarket, overflowing your basket with foods you’d otherwise avoid (all in the name of health), to get charged £20 more than if you stuck to the usual white bread, Coco Pops & Birdseye special offers. Then imagine endlessly scrolling through social media only to stumble across this blog post to tell…

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

It’s the 8th January- just over 1 week since the bang of fireworks, clink of prosecco and moans of hangovers after bringing in the New Year. By this point, I wonder how many gym memberships have been cancelled? Or how many glasses of wine have lead to an accidental not-so-dry January? I used to be…