5 things you can do in 5 minutes that might just save a life.

This week at work I once again became a fully qualified, certificate wielding First Aider. Go me! Many of you will have done the course, allowing access to the green box of magic in case of owwies. The course I went on was very engaging – an opportunity to learn the theory and practice the … More 5 things you can do in 5 minutes that might just save a life.

Headspace #17

Hi folks This week’s blog is a must read – one I’ve kept in reserve for Eating Disorder Awareness Week which begins today. One from one of the bravest and most lovely people I’ve had the good fortune to come across. One which proves that early intervention and really listening to someone with a mental … More Headspace #17

Headspace #16

Hello friends! It’s been a huge break since I last posted an anonymous Mental Health blog but I’m going to kick off again now – possibly fortnightly. We’ve had some excellent blogs so far – why not have a look at them? I’m also looking for more blogs to share over the coming months – … More Headspace #16

New socks

Happy New Year! Right, OK, I know its February but I had some time off from blogging in January – sorrynotsorry. Today is special. Today I start a new proper full time job at the University of Leeds as a Student Support Officer. Today I am wearing new socks that my mum gave me for … More New socks

2018 Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2017 is over (finally) and it’s a brand new year. I’m not a big one for resolutions and changing everything (if you ignore 2k14 and The Pound in Your Pocket) but after the year I’ve had (Who’s got an impressive ginger beard and just quit his job? This guy.) me and my wife have been … More 2018 Resolutions

Talk

Hey folks! There’s no headspace this week – that’ll be back in the New Year now. Instead, I’d like to share a blog that I wrote two years ago. It follows on from last weeks blog (Headspace #15) about the importance of talking, and the importance of being honest about how you feel. If you’d … More Talk

Headspace #15

This weeks blog has a very simple message: Don’t be afraid to talk. Don’t be afraid to open up. It isn’t weak – it’s brave. Just so you know, this blog contains a reference to suicide. Don’t be afraid to open up A few years ago I was suffering quite badly with depression and I … More Headspace #15

The ultimate movember

I’m typing these words happy in the knowledge that I won’t be touching my razor for a long, long time. This year, after a bout of depression, I decided to do Movember to raise money for a local mental health charity. But Movember – much as it’s a fantastic initiative – is a bit tame. … More The ultimate movember