#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.

#AskTwice – My Thoughts and How We Can Better Support People Struggling.

The new campaign by Time to Change has recently been launched (last month) which will be around for a few months now. It follows on from the 'In Your Corner' campaign which will carry on and aims to highlight an area where we can all try and improve our ability to be in people's corner … Continue reading #AskTwice – My Thoughts and How We Can Better Support People Struggling.

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

How I Have Learned to Love Volunteering.

Something I've noticed a lot since I began sharing my story of mental illness and speaking more about how I was feeling, is that I think a lot about when my life changed. This is sometimes because charities and bloggers will ask me about writing a story or a paragraph on my story and as … Continue reading How I Have Learned to Love Volunteering.

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

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.

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!