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)
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
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.
Hi everyone. I've got a very special treat for you with today's post, which is written by the fantastic Charlotte Underwood. Charlotte is an amazing writer and mental health advocate who posts a lot about anxiety, depression and suicide, with a view to raising awareness and tackling the stigma around mental illnesses. Her website is: … Continue reading Talking About Mental Health – Guest Post By Charlotte Underwood.
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.
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!
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.
As a mental health blogger and campaigner, I am thoroughly in support of campaigns to improve the language around mental health and as such I am happy to support the campaign being lead by Natasha Devon to do so with the Mental Health Media Charter. It's aims are to promote better language by giving bloggers … Continue reading Signing up for Mental Health Media Charter