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: Labels

One thing I have always disliked in the world is labelling. I dislike that everything needs to have definition and name tags. I find this does lead to negative impacts on our wellbeing if we are suddenly grouped together by a general tag. I am gay, I don’t even talk with that personal label very…

Blog: We ALL have mental health

I am taking a long weekend, and will also be on holiday from tomorrow morning too. Its been a very busy week, after a full day delivering training yesterday my voice is struggling this morning.  Definitely ready for some me time! Over the weekend I will be doing my IDONTMIND Mental Health run.  I’ve been…

For the guys

Wellbeing, mental health and talking about feelings – for men there is a significant stigma around these topics. By some a man is not viewed as “manly” or masculine enough if they talk or display anything on these topics. I do not believe in manly man stereotype. And believe it or not, not all men…

Blog: Reality Bites

It’s a very tough time of year for me. 13 January represents three years since my Dad died. There’s nothing I can say or do to change that. It’s not a day to celebrate or mark, but it does represent a day where my life changed forever. Friday 8 January was supposed to be my…