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Winning “Micro Influencer of the Year”

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”

#TimeToTalk Day 2019

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!

Cara’s Corner

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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My 2018 Review.

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.

Blogmas: Coping with Anxiety and Depression at Christmas

I was very honoured to share my thoughts this Christmas with the amazing blogger Cara (over at her blog Cara’s Corner). In this post, I discuss my feelings of depression and anxiety and how the holiday season affects them. I’m going to try and be kinder to myself this Christmas and not put too much pressure on myself to have a ‘perfect’ Christmas full of happiness as that isn’t possible.

Cara’s Corner

I’ve got a post from lovely Peter about his experiences of depression and anxiety at Christmas. He also has his own blog which is well worth a visit!

The holiday period is one we are expected to be happy at. We are constantly being
told to be merry, have lots of amazing parties with our friends and love our families
during this time and we are also sold the idea of Christmas as a time of happiness
and positivity.

Of course, this isn’t the case in reality and quite often Christmas (and the idea of
Christmas) can fuel existing depression and anxiety that many of us struggle with. By
forcing us to spend more time with family, socialise with friends or work colleagues,
while also getting us to think about what we’ve done this past year, the holiday
period can send us spiralling into even worse feelings of depression and…

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Sheffield Flourish & Me.

So as you might have noted with my long gap between posts, I've been somewhat caught up in adjusting to my new role having a job and working full-time right now. Luckily I'm still able to keep on volunteering as much as possible and as much as I like and so far I've really been … Continue reading Sheffield Flourish & Me.

Regional Peer Leader – My New Role at TTC.

In my recent post about what I was up too, I discussed starting a new role at Time to Change, the charity campaign I've been a young champion for since 2016 and who have played a huge role in my life recently. This new role involves me being a regional peer leader, which is a … Continue reading Regional Peer Leader – My New Role at TTC.

Time to Talk UK – Updates and Funding Pledge.

Hi everyone. As you may or may not already know, I currently volunteer for a mental health group based on Facebook called "Time to Talk UK". This group is dedicated to combating the stigmatisation around mental illness by connecting people with lived experiences together in a safe and supportive environment. The group is run by … Continue reading Time to Talk UK – Updates and Funding Pledge.

Reflecting on my TTC Instagram Page Takeover.

As you may know from my previous post and have possibly seen from my Twitter or Instagram page this past weekend, I took over the Time to Change Instagram page (specifically the stories section) last Saturday. This involved me posting text posts on the stories section discussing my history of mental illness, my work with … Continue reading Reflecting on my TTC Instagram Page Takeover.

Taking Over the Time to Change Instagram Page!

Hi everyone. I hope you are all well and good and just wanted to say before I get going with this post, apologies for my lack of activity on here. Due to physical illness and distractions like having a job interview and various other projects, I've let my blogging slip a little but am planning … Continue reading Taking Over the Time to Change Instagram Page!