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 … More Overcoming travel anxiety
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 … More Early signs of depression I missed
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 … More Time to Talk Day!
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 … More Taking a break from university to recover from depression: one year on
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, … More My goals for 2017!