Winter Self Check in tool

I’d like to share a quick check in tool – ask yourself 10 question to see how you are getting in. This is a “holiday” edition of this tool from IDONTMIND.

Blog: Weak?

If I was to be assessed against the gender stereotype for a man or masculinity I would probably be classified as • Weak • Pathetic • A loser • Not manly • Emotional • Not a real man I am unafraid of sharing how I feel. We all have days where we feel like crap….

Action for Happiness session: How Therapy Helps

The following session may be of interest. It is run by ‘Action for Happiness’ and not affiliated with Better Days Wellbeing: Join therapist Lori Gottlieb to learn how to uncover your blind spots, change your stories and transform your life. Book Your Place How Therapy Helps – Lori GottliebWed, 27 July 2022 – Online via…

Take a minute to talk about suicide

*** THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES SUICIDE *** Hello I’d like to share with you a new campaign by charity CALM (the campaign against living miserably) 125 people die by suicide every week. It can be hard – sometimes impossible – to notice that somebody is having suicidal thoughts. Anybody can feel suicidal. But we can all…

The mental health journey for transgendered individuals

I’ve written about the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and it’s link to our wellbeing. Over at IDONTMIND there is an excellent article about the mental health journey of trans people. The article explores the changes that occur internally when someone transitions. This article is available over at the IDONTMIND website. Here is a…

Blog: I’m not crazy

Hello Everyone I hope you are well. 9 – 15 May is mental health awareness week in the UK. Throughout this week there will be lots of events going on virtually and in person across the country. I’ll be writing and also speaking about mental health a fair bit too. For this post, I just…

Blog: look to the future

Exercise is great for our wellbeing. Something I say quite a lot. Currently I am still carrying an injury which impacts running. I could go out running, but to do I’d need to take a bunch of painkillers before I went out for a run. I’d then have to hope my ankle and foot hold…

Blog: My Anxiety Attack: How it felt.

I don’t see perfect as a concept that can ever be a reality. In life we can achieve happiness in many areas, but sometimes there are other areas that we feel more negative about. Right now, that would probably accurately describe where I am at. Anxiety is an awful feeling.  When it becomes overwhelming, possibly…

Blog: Rubbish?

Hello All I hope everyone is well. Its been a big and crazy week for me between this being my final week in my current job, a trip to the hospital and also a trip to London for an awards ceremony. I’m certainly ready for the weekend when it gets here! Anyway, I have been…

Maybe you should call in sick?

Before the pandemic, many employees were pushed to keep working when they were unwell. I recall in a previous job (with a different employer) sitting through a training session which effectively told us work regardless and you do not need to feel 100% to go into the office. This is a term called sickness presenteeism…