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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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.

OLD AND ALONE

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…

PROJECT SEMI-COLON

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, suicidal ideation, self-harm, addiction,…

FEELING OVERWHELMED?

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…