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

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

Headspace #10

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

Headspace #7

Today’s blog – launched on World Mental Health Day 2017 and during International OCD awareness week – is from a friend describing how their OCD took over their life, how they coped with it, and how useful it was for them to see that they weren’t alone – Everyone procrastinates when they’re meant to be … More Headspace #7

Headspace #6

Hi everyone! So first off some exciting news. Seeing as tomorrow (Tuesday 10th October 2017) is World Mental Health Day I’m going to be publishing an anonymous mental health blog every day this week to give a range of perspectives and help combat stigma. I’m travelling around the UK this week visiting family and taking … More Headspace #6

Headspace #4

We’ve all come across “trigger warnings” – on Facebook posts, on news articles – and for many people they can be a joke, a sign that young people today are all wrapped in cotton wool. Today’s post tackles this notion head on and calls for us all not to joke about something that can cause … More Headspace #4

Headspace #3

This week’s post explores how a mental health problem can develop and the struggle many people face in trying to work out what is happening to them and get the support they need both from family, friends, and professionals. My Sudden Experience Just before I turned 18, I thought my life was really starting to … More Headspace #3

Headspace #2

***Warning – this post discusses self-harm and suicide. If you are not comfortable reading or thinking about this topic, there is no pressure to read on. If you need someone to talk to you can ring the Samaritans on 116123 free from any phone in the UK.*** Yesterday – the 10th of September – was … More Headspace #2