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…

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…

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,…

MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA

Ok, so we’ve all experienced mental health stigma to a lesser or greater extent. This post isn’t just about the opinions of those with official diagnosis’, although that’s extremely important too, but about the stigma we face regarding our mental health every single day. Sometimes responding with “I’m fine” seems like the easiest option- but…