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

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

Headspace #1

A few weeks ago I quit my job for mental health reasons – which I wrote about here: Who’s got an impressive ginger beard and just quit his job? This guy. I had a great reaction, and many people got in touch saying they wished they could share their stories but don’t necessarily want to … More Headspace #1