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.
Happy Monday everyone! I’ve got used to Monday’s being a slow day so I’m celebrating lots of positive actions today. I’ve been working on giving myself managable, achieveable tasks and ticking them off a list so I can see how much I’ve achieved. So far today I’ve managed to tick off half of my list … More Headspace #12
Last week’s post (read it here) was about how leaving University and trying to get on with life can affect your mental health. There’s is rightly a lot of focus on mental health for students at University – it’s a life changing time full of both opportunities and challenges. But if there’s one thing I … More Headspace #11