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: 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: 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…

Video Games and Depression

I recently read a fantastic blog on they ways depression can hit and impact our lives. This particular blog explores the mental health journey of a video game player who recognised something did not feel right when depression led to their loss of enjoyment of gaming. I would encourage you to read this blog as…

Blog: Ready for a break

We are once again facing uncertain times, I for one am ready for a break in more ways than one. My mental health isn’t the best at the moment, I find the the run up to Christmas difficult, I lost my dad back in 2014 and I’ve found that I take a “dip” just before…

Blog: Not everyone celebrates Christmas…

Happy Friday – I hope everyone is well. Its almost the weekend 🙂 For some, today will be their final workday before Christmas. For those who are celebrating, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. For those who are not celebrating Christmas, I hope you enjoy the long bank holiday weekend….

Support through Christmas

MIND has a helpline: 0300 123 3011 Mon to Friday 9am to 6pm Please remember Christmas can be a sad and lonely time for many

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…

How To Cope If The Omicron News Has Resurfaced Anxiety, Anger And Despair

Up until a couple of weeks ago, the majority of us had never heard of ‘Omicron’, now it’s all over the news. Personally, I’ve found it quite difficult. Everywhere I look, it’s news about potential further restrictions, tests, booster jabs etc etc. There is a very good article from Huffington Post that covers ‘Things are…