Overwhelmed

Working in student support at a University means that almost every day I meet students who need a bit of help. This can range from people feeling a bit homesick to people right at the very tip of the mental health crisis that everyone is talking about. But one of the most common things I … More Overwhelmed

The toughest run

When I decided to cycle across America I knew I’d need plenty of time to fundraise, plan logistics, and get fit. I gave myself two years, setting off in Spring 2020. Naturally, I needed something to keep momentum going and for some reason I decided that running a marathon would be that thing. I’m delighted to … More The toughest run

The Bike (part 1)

There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that my ride from New York to San Francisco will be done on my trusty Specialised Tricross. I originally bought this bike from Certini’s in Saltash back in 2006 before I first cycled LEJOG and since then it’s carried me on 2500 miles and £10,000 of … More The Bike (part 1)

Discovering America

A few weeks ago I asked Facebook friends to let me know who they knew in America. As you might know my plan is to essentially do a speaking tour on bicycle – visiting community groups to talk about my journey, both physical and mental. Whilst I’m hoping my talk will be engaging and I’ll … More Discovering America

Cake Across America

In 2020 I’ll be cycling across America to raise money for research into MS whilst also talking to as many people as possible about mental health, trying to tackle the stigma which can surround it (read more about this at The first step – announcing #AntonyinAmerica). I’m hoping to raise £20,000 – a significant amount … More Cake Across America

Headspace #18

 Happy April everyone! Here is another powerful anonymous mental health blog – a call to action for us all to keep fighting the blackness. The Blackness It started when he died. The all-consuming black feeling came over me, like I sucked in blackness with the news. Grief they called it, and for several years it … More Headspace #18