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…

SARISHBOO: HAVE COURAGE, BE KIND

Hi loves! I hope you are having a good day. It’s Sarish from http://www.sarishboo.com. Thank you, Kayleigh, for featuring me on your blog today. You already know I think you are amazing. If any of you need something refreshing and spirited, then please check out my blog. It is a modern-day rendition of the diary…

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…