You started off trying to break me down. You pulled me under and I could not grab the surface to bring me back to the light. You brought me into the new year with battered self-esteem and no self-worth. You made me question everything, everything felt like it was my fault in January. You made… Continue reading Dear 2017…
The CBT I received was outstanding, life-changing. I was in the CAMHS system for over a year and in that time, I felt supported, cared for, respected. My mental health nurse supported me through my university application, gave me the courage to attend open days and even had a session with my mum on how she could support me in recovering from my separation anxiety.
Oh, look another gift guide! However, as a mental-health blogger, I thought I’d put a little twist on it and come up with a gift guide for the individual in your life who may find Christmas hard or just needs a little pick me up. I find the act of present giving really good for… Continue reading Mental Wellbeing Gift Guide
Well here’s a post I never thought I’d be writing. In September I attended Time To Changes’ ‘Story Camp’, a day for learning to share your story to reduce stigmas and encourage others to talk. As a media student I’ve done blogging within modules but it’s usually very broad and a bit bland (sorry uni) but… Continue reading The Mind Media Awards 2017
No lecturers, not a single one tells you during those open day talks that some days you’ll be so lonely your body will feel heavy. They’re some of the most intelligent people you’ll ever meet, doctors of their subject and none will tell you that making friends as an adult is hard or that you… Continue reading Why I Go Home From University Every Weekend
During my struggle with anxiety, I’ve had a lot of people questioning the severity of it. I think the consensus on anxiety is never being able to leave the house or work and all social situations are a no-go. For me, however, my anxiety has never looked like this. I’ve worked part-time since fourteen, although… Continue reading I Am High Functioning Anxiety
I was thinking of what I could write for World Mental Health Day. I brainstormed all sorts of posts but nothing felt ‘right’. Then I was scrolling my own Instagram and saw what I posted last year and I remembered exactly where I posted it, and I remember exactly how I felt. Last year around… Continue reading Things Get Better #WHMday