Overcoming travel anxiety

A few weeks ago, I was featured in a video for the Department of Transport about panic attacks on public transport. What are panic-attacks and what is it like to have one on a bus or train? How can members of the public help? It was really great to be given the chance to talk... Continue Reading →

I’m on YouTube!

I'm so excited to say that I've finally set up a YouTube channel! I've been wanting to do this for a while, but I just never got round to it. It feels really good to have started, and I hope to upload new videos every week. I'll be making videos about lots of stuff to... Continue Reading →

Panic attacks: a survival guide

Panic attacks are horrible. They make you feel like the world is caving in all around you, and can leave you mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. I've been coping with frequent panic attacks for about two years, and while I haven't found a cure, I've definitely got better at dealing with them. Here's some of... Continue Reading →

Early signs of depression I missed

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year's theme is "thriving not surviving". I take this to mean that you deserve to be happy and healthy, in short to thrive. It's ok to take your mental wellbeing seriously regardless of whether or not you have been officially diagnosed with a mental health problem. This is... Continue Reading →

Time to Talk Day!

Today is Time to Talk day! Time to Change want to use this day to get the nation talking about mental health. Conversations really do change lives, because although a simple chat won't necessarily cure them someone's mental health problems, talking about them will take a massive weight off anyone's shoulders. Talking about my own... Continue Reading →

My goals for 2017!

Note: I hoping to post this on New Year's Day, but unfortunately 1st January was a reminder that mental illness doesn't stop for bank holidays and special occasions. 2017 didn't get off to a great start for me,  but I'm trying to use this as a reminder that New Year's Day is just a day,... Continue Reading →

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