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…

COULD YOU BE A DEMENTIA FRIEND?

It’s World Alzheimer’s Day. It takes place on the 21st September every single year. A day to unite the Nation against Dementia, raise awareness and work together to overcome barriers and struggles that people with Dementia may face daily. There are over 50 million people world wide living with Dementia. This day encourages us to…

ASHLEY PETERSON: BREAKING BARRIERS AS A MENTAL HEALTH NURSE

I’m super excited to be writing on Kayleigh Rose’s blog.  We have a couple of big things in common: a passion for mental health, and mental health nursing as a chosen career. When I first became a nurse, mental illness was something that happened to other people.  I cared about those people and was passionate…

START THE CONVERSATION

Starting the conversation about mental health, whether that be with someone with a diagnosis or someone with no experience of mental illness at all, opens up the opportunity to reduce stigma & discrimination. This is something I feel so passionately about & feel as though should have already been achieved in the year of 2018….

HAIR JAZZ

For the past 3 months I have been using Harmony Life HAIR JAZZ products to give my dull, over-dyed hair some life. From the amount of people raving about these products all over my Instagram feed I was expecting big things. This is what I have to say…

BODY IMAGE

One thing that I can almost guarantee everyone has experienced is low confidence and self-esteem in some form. Granted, some of us are blessed with the ability to see our strengths & be continuously positive about all we are- however, for the majority, we are more than likely to have days where we just can’t…

A MOTHERS DAY SURPRISE

First of all, let me start by saying Happy Mothers Day to each & every one of you magical human beings & thank you for all you do for us. I wanted something different & special this year- luckily Baker Days were there to lend me a helping hand.

WHAT IS ‘RECOVERY’?

The word ‘recovery’ seems to get thrown around everywhere. A few years ago if someone asked me what ‘recovery’ meant I would say ‘not poorly any more’- but recently I’ve changed my mind.