Reflecting on life two months before I cycle across America

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

Headspace #22

I’m delighted to be sharing another piece of creative writing with you this week. After a couple of recent posts about mental health in teaching. This week an anonymous writer, who is an English teacher, shares three poems they have written in response to how being a teacher has affected their mental health. After a … More Headspace #22

Headspace #21

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

What could go wrong

Sometimes I have to pinch myself to remember that I have absolute privilege of kicking off the 2020’s by cycling across America. Not just because of all the amazing people I’ll meet and all the amazing places I’ll see, but because of the fact I’m still here and getting a chance to prove that I … More What could go wrong

Headspace #20

Happy Birthday to Headspace! This is the 20th anonymous mental health blog that I’m sharing – the 20th person who has decided that they want to do something to tackle the stigma that can surround Mental Health. This week’s blog is another one from a teacher talking about the stress that exists in Schools, and … More Headspace #20

Headspace #19

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

Discovering America

A few weeks ago I asked Facebook friends to let me know who they knew in America. As you might know my plan is to essentially do a speaking tour on bicycle – visiting community groups to talk about my journey, both physical and mental. Whilst I’m hoping my talk will be engaging and I’ll … More Discovering America