Note: This post mentions toxic behaviour by men in it and discusses it in what I hope is an understanding and open way. Over the last year I've seen lots of examples of men's toxic behaviour online and decided I'd needed to get this off my chest. Don't you hate it when as a guy … Continue reading Calling Out Men’s Toxic Behaviour.
Please note: the author of this book kindly sent me a copy of this book free of charge and while I agreed to review her book, I was not paid to do so and have no affiliation with her work, beyond a love and support for people raising awareness of mental illness. Something a little … Continue reading Book Review #5 Anxious Arthur (Louise Tribble with illustration by Rhiannon Thomas).
For a while now, I have been contemplating why I get so depressed seeing other people in groups, in communities and feel like I'm on the outskirts always looking in. Throughout my life, it seems like I haven't ever belonged anywhere, and like I haven't ever had a community that I am part of. This … Continue reading Where Do I “Belong”?
For this year's Time to Talk Day, I am very pleased to announce that I have a guest post written by the amazing writer and mental health advocate Eleanor Segall. Eleanor has written a wonderful, honest and very relatable post about living with panic attacks, having anxiety and how she has sought out therapy and … Continue reading Living with Panic Attacks – Guest Post by Eleanor Segall
Very proud and honoured to have been featured for this Time to Talk Day, in a blogpost written by the amazing Cara. This is a really good read with loads of different mental health advocates talking about: why they became an advocate, sharing their story, what advice they would give to others and what ingredients they feel are important for a conversation about mental health. Let’s keep talking and discussing our mental health and never be ashamed to do so!
Last year on Time To Talk day I created a post full of wonderful stories from different people about why it was good for them to talk about their mental health.
Many of you will be aware of how much I adore Time To Change and what an impact working for them has had on my life. I think this day is a fantastic idea and I like to try and be a part of it if I can. This year, the theme is about ‘ingredients’ that contribute to a mental health conversation. With that in mind, I decided I wanted to ask questions to some of the wonderful mental health advocates out there and create a post made up of the responses. It seems fitting to me that my posts on these topics are made of collective voices and experiences rather than just mine, so I put out…
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Starting my first job recently, I've naturally had ups and downs with my mental wellbeing. Particularly in the first month, my anxiety was absolutely awful and I really struggled with getting used to my new role and finally having a job. Now that I'm over four months into my role though and coming up to … Continue reading Mental Health Support at Work.
This probably won't come as a surprise to anyone from what I've posted already, but I'm not good at receiving praise. At all. I've seen quite a lot recently about people with mental illness (very often depression and anxiety like me) who feel unworthy of praise and this is what I have felt like for … Continue reading Why I’m Not Good At Receiving Praise.
I haven't done a book review for a while and was recently writing up a post on my favourite books of 2018. While doing this, it occurred to me that I'd written so much about one book that I could pretty much just review it, which I've now decided to do! TW: before reading this … Continue reading Book review #4 Chase the Rainbow (Poorna Bell)
This is just going to be a small post but I wanted to mention about a small blip I have been going through with anxiety recently. Going back to work after 2 weeks off for Christmas and New year's, I expected to be slightly nervous going back but didn't expect anxiety to come back quite … Continue reading Having an anxiety blip.
While I'm not someone who goes in for making new year's resolutions, I am someone who likes to look back on the year just gone and see what I've done. Focusing too much on resolutions leads me to beat myself up over where I should be rather than looking at where I actually am and … Continue reading My 2018 Review.