“MAN UP”

In collaboration with Men's Health Week 2019 and of course, I'll be talking about men's mental health. How many of us are guilty of telling someone to 'MAN UP'? I am. Since researching stigma of mental health, particularly male mental health, I make a conscious effort not to use such phrases. Let's have a look. …

KATIE THE TOURIST: MY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNEY (& WHAT I WISH SOMEONE TOLD ME WHEN I WAS AT ROCK BOTTOM)

This post is one that I’ve wanted to write for a while now, but everyone who has had an experience with mental health will know that it isn’t easy to talk about until you feel healed enough to be able to move forward. The reason I’ve wanted to share my story is to help people …

BURNOUT

Even the most resilient of people experience stress at different points of their lives. At times things may become so stressful that you become completely drained as well as physically and mentally exhausted. This is otherwise known as 'burnout'- a term I've discovered during study is often associated with nursing (but can happen as a …

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 …