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
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.
Writing this post for 1in4 was far from easy, but it's a subject and topic that I've wanted to talk about and share for a while now. My dad dying was a very traumatic event in my life but I try to see it as the point when I began to take charge of my … Continue reading Death and Grief — I am 1 in 4
As it's been a long time since I last posted, I figured now would be a good time to post about how my life is going since I last posted, what I've been up too and how things are currently going for me. In my last post, you may remember me talking about a job … Continue reading Life Update: How I’m Doing.
I have just started reading a book called "A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes" by Lucy Nichol and in it Lucy talks brilliantly about several different stereotypes she has faced in her battle with mental illnesses, and one of the first is that she is narcissistic. Focusing on the reality, Lucy brilliantly explains how focusing on … Continue reading The Myth of Being Narcissistic in Anxiety.
"Wow, I can't believe I nearly didn't apply for this!!" That's what my first thought was when I was at the last Time to Change event in January (StoryCamp 2018) and when I was reminded this weekend that it was 18 months since I had joined up. Unfortunately I couldn't be at the last campaigners … Continue reading Being a Time to Change Young Champion.
Following on from my previous post, which was written the night before a big interview for me, I want to look at the outcomes from that interview, and assess them more rationally than I might have done in previous years. First and foremost, I didn't get the funding for a PhD from the interview and … Continue reading Outcomes from the Interview.
I thought I would write this post because of two reasons: 1) I wanted to write a post about the end of my cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions but ended up not doing so (partly because I have only briefed mentioned them here) and 2) because I have a big nerve-wracking interview coming up in … Continue reading Night Before An Interview – How I’m Coping.
While I'm a little late with this, what with 2018 having begun now, I wanted to write a post looking at how 2017 went and what my own personal highlights were. Focusing on the positives, and looking at how I can improve any negatives, it became clear that 2017 had actually been quite a good … Continue reading Personal Highlights of 2017