Headspace #12

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

Headspace #11

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

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 #9

To mark international Mental Health day I’ve been uploading anonymous mental health experiences all week long. Todays one is from a friend who went to the same University as me, and is a call to talk to others about how you are feeling. Talk Tonight I have always felt fairly ‘odd’; as if I don’t … More Headspace #9

Headspace #8

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

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 #5

Seeing as this is the fifth week of sharing anonymous mental health experiences, that must mean that headspace is over a month old. Yay! Go us! This weeks post focuses on something I’ve been struggling with recently – feeling happy when you’ve got depression. It is possible – just over a week ago I was … More Headspace #5

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