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
No matter what stage you are at in eating disorder recovery whether you are in the grips of a full blown illness, well on your way to recovery, or in a very good place, recovered or consider yourself recovered there are always situations that will cause you to trip, let's call it a stumbling block. We … Continue reading Does your mind ever take a holiday?
With Eating Disorder Awareness Week taking place next week 27th - 5th March it's a little reminder just how crucial awareness of this 'silent' illness is. Eating disorders are a very secretive illness. Using myself as an example, to begin with I looked fine, my favourite phrase was 'I'm fine' or 'I'm ok' and I … Continue reading Giving the silent illness a voice
New Year, New Me... or rather 'Better Me' Resolutions are a funny thing. For me I'd always finish December and vow to be better, to fix everything and change my life. Part of my resolutions were just words to make my family happy and looking back I'm not sure how much they believed me anyway. … Continue reading New Year…Better Me
"Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year" It's that time of year again, where most people are busy planning all of the festive parties they will be attending, drinks nights, work parties and the ultimate family get together over a big Christmas lunch. For most this is what Christmas is all about, this … Continue reading The most difficult time of the year
There are lots of misconceptions surrounding Eating Didorders, here are 8 main myths that stand out to me and need to be challenged. 1. Anorexia is a phase It can often be thought that anorexia or bulimia are 'phases' that someone can and will 'grow out of'. This couldn't be further from the truth and … Continue reading Myths and Misconceptions