How to build a Mental Health gym

We talk a lot about exercise but the following article focuses on giving our brain a workout and doing the things that allow us to feel good every day:

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: The voyage home

  Hello everyone This blog is written on 1 May 2022, during a two hour delay to my flight back to Manchester. Happy May day. As I return home today, the first elements of my every day life and routine return to me. Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday in England so I do at least…

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…

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…

Events from the Charity for Civil Servants

Here is the UK, there is an excellent organisation that supports Civil Servants in life and through their careers. Here is a link to the Charity for Civil Servants. The Charity has a number of free wellbeing and mental health events coming up over the next few months, and I wanted to share these with…

Pandemic work stress

The pandemic has impacted us all in one way or another. For some people the impact has been huge, for others its been more of a tweak to their life style. We are all unique, therefore how it has affected us is also unique. For me I’ve been working at home since late February 2020,…

Blog: Control

I am writing this from a bench on the banks of the river Humber. I have just walked from Hessle foreshore over the Humber Bridge. I am taking a break from walking and taking in the view from the other side in Barton on Humber. This weekend away has been very timely. Its been a…