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Calling Out Men’s Toxic Behaviour.

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.

Why I’m Not Good At Receiving Praise.

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.

Book review #4 Chase the Rainbow (Poorna Bell)

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)

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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ManCandy Monday: Peter Shaw

I got the honour recently of sharing my writing with another blog: my lifelines.co and in my post I've written about my experiences of mental illness at school, throughout my life and how I've started to take control of my illnesses. I think it's absolutely essential we teach mental illness in schools and let kids … Continue reading ManCandy Monday: Peter Shaw

Death and Grief — I am 1 in 4

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

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!

[Guest Blog] Fighting ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Earlier this month I was given the platform by the amazing Charlotte Underwood (mental health blogger and advocate) to share my experiences on a topic around mental health and I chose to share my experiences of 'toxic masculinity', how this has affected my mental health and how I am coming to terms with fighting and … Continue reading [Guest Blog] Fighting ‘Toxic Masculinity’