A few months ago I was nominated for an award at the Mental Health Blog awards as the list of nominations for each award were skimmed down to around half a dozen people. My nomination was in the category of "Micro Influencer of the Year" and I was absolutely over the moon to have been … Continue reading Winning “Micro Influencer of the Year”
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!
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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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.
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
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.
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
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.