Blog: Grief

This blog was written on 13 November: Be grateful for the people in life who add real value to your existence. People come and go in life. Friends and family grow closer, and also drift apart.  It is a normal process in life. Sometimes we lose people to death. This can be particularly difficult to…

Video: : ‘Do we ever see our role models cry?’

A very thought provoking video over on the BBC about men talking about their mental health. Head over to the video here “A man from Hampshire has set up a group to get men talking, after losing a close friend to suicide. The ManGang was set up by Andy Bishop, whose friend, ‘Sparky’, took his…

Movember is Here

I like to highlight campaigns and useful organisations from time to time.  November is Movember: Movember (a portmanteau of the Australian-English diminutive word for moustache, “mo”, and “November”) is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer,…

#itsokaytotalk campaign

Hello World and Happy Friday Danny and I are proud to be supporting the #itsokaytotalk campaign, raising funds for the charity Andy’s Man Club.  This a great cause to support the mental health of men. My supporters badge arrived today – I’m very happy with it. It is okay to talk – it is not…

Exercise Blog: Getting Started

Exercise is great for your mental health, as well as your physical health. Remember: You do not need to be Athletic or a super active person to benefit. I personally love exercise. I love planning my workouts, trying new things and the muscle soreness after a great workout that tells me I’ve worked hard. I…

National Fitness Day

22 September is National Fitness Day in the UK. Exercise is a major passion for me, and is also how I manage my health (both physical and mental). There is a great website with lots of resources and training tips on the official website. Check it here

Blog: Sick Leave

Its been a tricky week, I was ill over the bank holiday and has really wiped me out.  I’m finally feel more human again, just in time for me to begin my 10 day road trip in North West England.  I had plenty of time to think whilst unwell, and also unable to do much…