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
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
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
Regular readers will know that 2017 wasn’t a great year for me. I quit my job and ended up depressed and having worrying thoughts. Towards the end of the year I was trying to find ways to find a way to become the Antony that I knew I really was. Naturally, I started by cutting … More Happy Parkiversary
Life. It’s a pretty weird thing, right? I’m 30 now and can no longer pretend that I am not an adult. In some ways I feel like I’m in a better place now than I have been for a long time. Firstly, I continue to be married to someone who loves me and accepts me … More Just because I’m happy doesn’t mean I’m not hurting.
I want to share a little present with you all. I’m afraid I haven’t wrapped it, but I don’t think it matters. I want to thank you. And those aren’t just two words on a page to be forgotton. This year didn’t quite go according to plan. You all know the story. I had some truly … More Merry Christmas, part two: you all rock!
Hey folks! There’s no headspace this week – that’ll be back in the New Year now. Instead, I’d like to share a blog that I wrote two years ago. It follows on from last weeks blog (Headspace #15) about the importance of talking, and the importance of being honest about how you feel. If you’d … More Talk
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
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
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