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.… Read More START THE CONVERSATION
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.
This post is seemingly directed at those living with some kind of mental illness, however can be used to maintain good mental health no matter who you are and what your circumstances. Tackling complex thoughts and emotions is difficult and often takes lots of different methods of support or self-help to actually make a difference.… Read More MY MENTAL HEALTH TOOLBOX
Only a few weeks until the man in the red suit will be climbing down our chimneys and sprinkling festive cheer into our lives! Christmas is such a happy, joyous time where family and friends get together to celebrate- but what happens if you have no family? What happens if you have no friends? Without… Read More OLD AND ALONE
I’m almost sure you will have seen the semi-colon symbol somewhere on social media. Jewellery, drawings and even tattoos. So, if you don’t already know, this is what it’s all about… Project Semi-Colon was founded in 2013 by a lady named Amy Bleuel. Unfortunately she had personal experiences of bullying, suicide, self-harm, addiction, abuse… Read More PROJECT SEMI-COLON
Uh-oh! She wants to talk about mental health again. Well, why shouldn’t we? I hate that a stigma remains in society surrounding the topic of ‘mental health’. Lack of knowledge and understanding has lead to the mumbling of uneducated voices when they see or hear about something unfamiliar to them. We are all different, have… Read More LETS TALK MENTAL HEALTH
With the party season upon us, starting with Halloween (HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE), we have high expectations for the coming celebrations. Over the past weeks Instagram has been exploding with photographs of Halloween costumes and evidence of some very messy nights on the town. Soon we will hear the roar of fireworks as we celebrate Bonfire… Read More FEELING OVERWHELMED?