12 amazing women making a difference to the way we talk about mental health

Today is International Women’s Day, and I thought I’d to use the occasion to highlight women who are bringing about real change in the sphere of mental health. There are so many amazing mental health campaigners out there, and this is in no way an exhaustive list. Rather, these are 12 women who have stood… Read More 12 amazing women making a difference to the way we talk about mental health

Taking a break from university to recover from depression: one year on

Almost exactly a year ago, I decided to take two terms out of university to recover from a severe episode of depression. Suspending my studies was the one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but for me it was definitely worth it. Here are some thoughts on my experience of intermitting and what’s changed in the 12… Read More Taking a break from university to recover from depression: one year on

9 simple self care ideas to get you through the holiday season

The holidays can be great – parties, families and friends, food, and festive cheer. However (as I touched on in my last post), they can also be difficult and stressful, particularly if you have a mental health problem. Looking after yourself is so important. Established self care routines go out of the window at this… Read More 9 simple self care ideas to get you through the holiday season

When it’s not the most wonderful time of the year

Even though it’s only early December, the holiday season is now definitely in full swing! Term is now over for many students, office parties are happening across the country,  people are starting to panic about their Christmas shopping, and Twitter is buzzing with the likes of blogmas and vlogmas. This time of year tastes of… Read More When it’s not the most wonderful time of the year