Living with mental health struggles can be a lonely place. Lonely, scary and dark. Time to Change have launched their Time to Talk Day on February 1st 2018 to encourage people to talk about mental health. Talking is the most important thing when it comes to mental health. In a way I feel like a … Continue reading Time to Talk
Christmas is without a doubt the hardest time of the year. I love Christmas and always have from a little girl because it's a time when family come together. I love the music, the dark nights. I love cuddling up on the sofa watching Christmas films with the tree shining it's twinkly lights. But despite … Continue reading The Hardest Time Of The Year
The human body is an incredible thing. Depression is a mental illness and is sometimes described as an 'invisible illness' with some people being able to live their lives and keep their depression to themselves. From the outside looking in you would never know of their daily internal struggles. But depression can also be physical. … Continue reading Can depression physically hurt?
Some days you don't get it right. Some days everything seems to be going wrong and you find yourself making the wrong decisions. Or at least the wrong decisions for you. Maybe you are having a bad day at work where everything is going wrong, you've eaten your body weight in chocolate because that's all … Continue reading Do ‘the next right thing’
Time-to-change have been running a campaign called #inyourcorner. This got me thinking about mental health and how important it is to know that you have someone 'in your corner' someone looking out for you and stood beside you no matter what. I have been really lucky throughout my mental health struggles and recovery because I … Continue reading In Your Corner #inyourcorner
Can you believe that it is October already? Aside from the nights getting darker, the 12 week Christmas countdown beginning (sorry!) and the pumpkins and trick or treat goodies filling the shelves, October also marks a truly important day. World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day falls on Tuesday 10th October 2017. Mental health … Continue reading World Mental Health Day
Having recently been appointed as a Mental Health Ambassador for England Athletics I wanted to take a moment to explain firstly why I am excited to take on this role and why I hope that sharing my experiences may help other people to see that there is no shame in Mental Health. I am no … Continue reading Mental Health Ambassador – #runandtalk