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
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
I want to share a little present with you all. I’m afraid I haven’t wrapped it, but I don’t think it matters. I want to thank you. And those aren’t just two words on a page to be forgotton. This year didn’t quite go according to plan. You all know the story. I had some truly … More Merry Christmas, part two: you all rock!
2017 was not a kind year. It started with hope and opportunity, but slowly my whole world turned around. One of my coping strategies was to write – to share my story with anyone who would listen. On one of the worst days I wrote “I just – I know who I am, and right … More Merry Christmas, part one: who am I?
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
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
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
Hey all. So, I’ve been a bit distracted by life over the last few weeks hence why this post is three weeks later than I wanted it to be. So I’m sorry but… the life distractions have all been really positive – a trip to London for the Mind Media Awards (celebrating portrayals of mental … More Headspace #14
I’ve always considered 13 a lucky number. I guess it is the one small rebellion I allow myself in a life where I otherwise seek to comply with every norm and rule. Anyway – it is delightful to be publishing the thirteenth anonymous mental health post, and we’re sticking with last week’s theme of teaching. … More Headspace #13
Today has been a good day rounding off a good week. Although my head now feels like a cactus it is great to have done something positive and raise lots of money (nearly £1000!) for a great charity. I’m also very relieved to finally have work lined up after nearly a month of unemployment. It … More A good week to reflect on a bad week.