Three years ago I had just started my new dream job. Within months everything had gone to shit (it wasn’t anyone’s fault – I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time). As things got worse I found myself in San Francisco, preparing to quit my job and with no idea what would … More Reflecting on life two months before I cycle across America
This week’s anonymous mental health blog is another one that focuses on the challenges that we face after graduation. After several years of intense work and intense friendship the sudden isolation and lack of external purpose can be a bit like jumping off a treadmill at full sprint. In this case the anonymous writer spent … More Headspace #21
It’s been a long time since I last shared a Headspace blog – anonymous posts written by friends to raise awareness of mental health to get us thinking. I’ve got a few more in the pipeline but I’m starting with something a bit different. It’s great to see conversations about mental health becoming normal – … More Headspace #19
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
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?
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
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
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.
Hey everyone! So this week Headspace turns 10 blogs old – and there have been over 1000 visits to the blog. I’d like to thank everyone who has written about their mental health experiences – if you’d like to share your experience do get in touch. Today’s post is a great one – it covers … More Headspace #10
Something different today to mark the half-way mark of a week of anonymous mental health stories. I’ve found myself becoming very reflective, and have started writing poetry (I know!) to describe feelings and help me understand what’s going on. I’m not quite ready to share any of mine yet, but here’s one a friend sent … More Headspace #8