Why I Write About Mental Health

Why I Write About Mental Health

I have been asked many times why I do this. Why do I write about mental health? I sat down and thought about it this week, and here is my answer. Because its what I know. Everyone is familiar to a certain extent with feeling down or anxious. I have experienced these feelings to the [...]

Weaving Well-Being: An Interview

Weaving Well-Being: An Interview

This week my blog post is a little different. I talked to Fiona Forman, a teacher and the initiator of 'Weaving Well-Being', a new mental health support programme for children between 8 and 12. She agreed to do a short interview with me about the benefits of this initiative for children and her experiences of [...]

The Battle

The Battle

Today I lay on a beach in a bikini, I ate ice-cream and walked around through crowds of people at a food festival by the sea. It was a beautiful summer’s day. Sunny and warm and lit up by the throngs of holiday-makers and weekend day-trippers milling around enjoying the sunshine and the atmosphere of [...]

Self-care box: The new anti-anxiety tool?

Self-care box: The new anti-anxiety tool?

This week I am conducting an experiment. I am eventually getting around to creating my own self-care box to help myself fight my anxiety. What is a self-care box? A self-care box is essentially a box of your favourite things – items that make you smile, that make you forget about your troubles for a [...]

Taking the Mask Off – What Recovery Really Looks Like

Taking the Mask Off – What Recovery Really Looks Like

I’m in recovery from an anxiety disorder, depression and an eating disorder. And it’s been going well. Very well actually. Up until last week I would have said that I am ‘recovered’. But life isn’t that simple.