During my CBT treatment, I was asked what I wanted from it – I said I want to feel like an okay person. A few years on from that and I want to feel okay with just being okay. Not being amazing, or fleetingly happy, or the best at everything ever, just okay. Recovery goes… Continue reading It’s Okay To Be Okay
It’s #UniMentalHealthDay and you know what that means? My mental health update. It also means it’s a day created by the amazing Student Minds to get everyone talking about mental health. The theme this year is Community but more on that later. This time last year things were not good. I do not think I… Continue reading Anxiety and Me: University #3
Big news! I passed my driving test two Saturdays ago and oh-my-god it was the hardest thing I have EVER done. I have found learning to drive such an ordeal, an experience and a complete rollercoaster of emotions. So, for the sake of transparency – I passed third time, yes third time, with ten minors.… Continue reading Learning To Drive With Anxiety
This week in the UK it is Children’s Mental Health Week. This is a topic so close to my heart as my mental illness first made an appearance when I was around seven years old and ultimately has defined my childhood and beyond. The difference in how we talk to children now to when I… Continue reading Talking To Our Children About Mental Health
Hello! Today in the UK it is the charity Time To Change national campaign day #timetotalk . A day dedicated to getting people talking about mental health, with the theme this year you can talk about mental health anywhere. Today, I talked about mental health at university. I’ve always talked about mental health at university,… Continue reading Time To Talk Day 2018 – Talking About Mental Health at University.
The January blues. The fuck-this blues. The anticipation of the future blues. The is this worth it blues. The workload blues. The why is rent so god-damn expensive blues. The I don’t feel like me any more blues. The needing to look after yourself blues. The I’m writing this at 12.30am as it’s the first… Continue reading The University Blues
Whilst browsing the stationary at Wilko last week (I was supposed to be buying new windscreen wipers for my car but that’s boring) I stumbled across this ‘happiness and health planner’ and instantly knew I had to bring it home with me. I haven’t set any New Year resolutions this year as often my mental… Continue reading Wilko Health & Happiness Planner