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?
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