Mental health isn't talked about enough. Eating disorders are not talked about enough. People's misconceptions and misunderstandings around eating disorders are not talked about enough. This is why awareness is so important to those with mental health issues, families and friends of those with mental health issues and society in general. With that in mind … Continue reading The C word … Control
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
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
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
What.A.Weekend Waking up at 4am on Saturday morning, nerves and excitement set in, trying to force down overnight oats while triple checking that we had everything we needed. We hit the road by 4:30am, I've never seen the London roads so quiet. The whole experience was new to me having never taken part in a … Continue reading Dulux London Revolution
Hands up who has watched one of the Great Runs on TV and thought 'wow, I wish I could do that'?Every year I have watched the London Marathon and joked about how people can run so far, secretly wishing I could do it but knowing it would never happen. Last year after stumbling across Run … Continue reading You CAN run a Half Marathon too!
This is what recovery looks like to me! So as I have been out of hospital a while and have maintained a healthy weight I have done something I never thought I'd ever be able to do. I have signed up to my first half marathon! This time last year I couldn't even walk up … Continue reading This IS Recovery