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…

Blog: Signing Off

Hello Everyone It’s been a while since I posted a blog. Life got very busy outside of work of late, and I’ve also been unwell for the last few days.  Before I knew it, time has really gotten away from me. Time flies as they say. I am taking an extended break from work –…

Blog: Do you practice escapism?

Hello everyone I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday morning. I am writing this from the beach in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire. The sun is shining. Which is great as I need the break. I’ve written a few times about the power of escapism. Freeing your mind from stress and worry is critical for…

Blog: Down time

Hello I’m currently on holiday in Lisbon. I’m writing this at Castelo de Sao Jorge. There are stunning views to be seen up here This is my first trip overseas to visit somewhere new in over two years. Now I am here, I am so grateful to be able to explore somewhere new. And what…

Blog: Hello, how are you?

Hello I hope everyone is well. Or should I say Hello – how are you? That is a greeting and an attached question that we often use in everyday life. I think many of us feel the only appropriate answer to this question is yes, I am fine thank you, or similar words to that….

Always Too Hard on Yourself?

Self deprecation achieves nothing but making yourself feel rubbish, yet it is something many people do on a regularly in life. Some people are hard on themselves even when receiving praise and feedback. If this sounds familiar you might find the following article to be useful. Here is an extract from the course “If your…

Blog: recovery part two

Hello everyone I hope everyone is well. In my last lock I wrote about my recent injury and how I am recovering from this. This blog is pretty much an update on how this is going. Mental health is really important, and just as important as our physical health. Our mental health is less visible…

Time to talk day 2022

3 February 2022 is Time to Talk day.  So this blog is simply to highlight that day and talk about talking. I want to include a quote from the home page “A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths…

Blog: the clock will stop ticking

The clock keeps ticking and time goes on. But at some point life will end. You never quite know how or when that will be. Life is short. Our journey on this planet is not limitless. What would you do if you knew this was your last day to be alive? That’s quite scary to…