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: Oh My Word

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” You might be familiar with that saying, it is one I often heard teachers say at school to reassure me/others when people were being nasty.  I think the idea is we were supposed to use that as a comeback when we were…

Wellbeing Calendar: June 2022

The Action for Happiness charity has released their wellbeing calendar for June 2022 The theme for June 2022 is “Joyful June” One action to try each day of the month to boost your happiness. What will you try this month? The calendar is below (as an image file or PDF) or you can find out…

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: My Marathon Journey

Running has been a big part of my life for many years. I’ve been fortunate enough to run marathons in amazing places such as Paris, New York, Chicago and Berlin. I am not a particularly quick runner but I do it to support my mental health. I was due to run the Barcelona Marathon in…

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: 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…

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

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…

Blog: Thanksgiving 2

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating.  Last year, I wrote a blog on Thanksgiving and the importance of gratitude in general. The message of ‘The act of saying thank you for small –and big –things that we do for each other, is a good way to demonstrate that you still appreciate somebody rather than assuming that…