Where Do I “Belong”?

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”?

Mental Health Support at Work.

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.

My Thoughts on ‘Body Image Problems’ By Trigger Publishing.

Apologies for the slightly wordy title but rather than call this a straight 'review' of a book, I wanted to highlight that I hadn't quite completed this book as I don't have Body Image Problems or Body Dysmorphia, however I did want to share some thoughts I had on the book. So please if you … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Body Image Problems’ By Trigger Publishing.

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

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.

Life Update: How I’m Doing.

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.

The Importance of Self-Care

Since I started to focus more on my mental health over two years ago, I've been struck by how the idea of focusing on and treating my mental health the same as my physical health seemed strange and was difficult to get used too. Gradually however, I've begun to get used to it and to … Continue reading The Importance of Self-Care

The Myth of Being Narcissistic in Anxiety.

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.

Being a Time to Change Young Champion.

"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.