Happy New Year! Right, OK, I know its February but I had some time off from blogging in January – sorrynotsorry. Today is special. Today I start a new proper full time job at the University of Leeds as a Student Support Officer. Today I am wearing new socks that my mum gave me for … More New socks
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!
2017 was not a kind year. It started with hope and opportunity, but slowly my whole world turned around. One of my coping strategies was to write – to share my story with anyone who would listen. On one of the worst days I wrote “I just – I know who I am, and right … More Merry Christmas, part one: who am I?
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
Today has been a good day rounding off a good week. Although my head now feels like a cactus it is great to have done something positive and raise lots of money (nearly £1000!) for a great charity. I’m also very relieved to finally have work lined up after nearly a month of unemployment. It … More A good week to reflect on a bad week.
I like trains. If you’re reading this, you probably aren’t surprised to know that half of the books on my wish list are transport themed. I also care passionately about mental health. Again, you probably know this – you’ve seen my sharing my own and others mental health experiences. So, let’s be honest, it was … More Brains and Trains
Normally, I write to reflect once something has happened and I’m OK. Today, I’m writing about how I feel right now, and it’s hard because it’s raw and real and so I’m going to go offline once I’ve posted this because we need to talk but sometimes it’s bloody hard. Look, I don’t want to … More Right Now
6 months ago I was offered an incredible opportunity to work for an amazing international human rights charity that was relocating to Leeds. It was in many ways a dream job – I had the chance to learn new skills, work alongside exceptional colleagues, and to help make the world a slightly better place. About … More Who’s got an impressive ginger beard and just quit his job? This guy.
Recently I wrote a blog about how we can make a difference in the strange and febrile political environment that we find ourselves in. Today, I’m writing about another way that we can make the world a better place – by supporting each other’s mental health. I guess it’s worth starting with a disclaimer – … More Let’s make things better – part 2
It’s not easy, but I believe it is important not to hide and internalise our mental health. You may remember a few years ago a long post I wrote about my mothers MS, and how I coped with this growing up. I keep meaning to write some more thoughts, but suffice to say there have … More Today, I cried.