As I sit down this weekend to relax watching TV, a curious thought comes over me. "It feels like I'm still at work". Even though it's a Saturday and I slept in until 9.30, it feels almost like I'm working today but without actually being at work if that makes any sense? I think what … Continue reading Working from Home: Missing the Office.
Over the last few months I've been debating over having a break from Social media. Something though would usually draw me back and this time I've decided to take a bit more of a slight break and not go too heavy handed. Whereas previously I deactivated my Twitter and Instagram accounts together, this time I … Continue reading Taking a break from Social Media.
Well, where were we then! It amazes me that I haven't written a blog post since August 2019 (!!) when so much has happened in my life and in life general that would deserve writing about. However, I've just not been feeling it. It hasn't helped that I've been busy with increasing workloads in my … Continue reading Life Update – 2021.
A few months ago I was nominated for an award at the Mental Health Blog awards as the list of nominations for each award were skimmed down to around half a dozen people. My nomination was in the category of "Micro Influencer of the Year" and I was absolutely over the moon to have been … Continue reading Winning “Micro Influencer of the Year”
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 … Continue reading #TimeToTalk Day 2019
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.