Recovery and reinvention

Ever since I started this blog my goal has always been the same. To reach out and reassure people that are suffering with a mental illness that they're not alone. That there are others out there who are in a similar boat to their own. I've always tried to keep things honest and real about... Continue Reading →

3 tips for a less stressful Christmas

Christmas can be a stressful time for many of us, and all too often we end up putting everyone else’s happiness before our own. With that in mind, here are 3 tips to help make the festive season a bit more bearable. 1. Be selfish – As harsh as this might seem it is important... Continue Reading →

My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System

Note: I originally wrote this blog earlier this year for The Huffington Post. Unfortunately it wasn't approved and published, perhaps because of the somewhat sensitive content contained within. Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. The term “mental health” is bandied about a lot these days. It’s almost as if it’s become... Continue Reading →

Applying for PIP… Again!

Last week I attended an assessment for Personal Independence Payment or as it's more commonly known as PIP. This wasn't the first time that I've had to go to one of these appointments. I previously applied to receive the additional payment earlier in the year after the DWP told me that I was entitled to... Continue Reading →

One step forward.. Five steps back

It's funny how life can be leading you in one particular way one moment, and then all of a sudden with no warning it pulls you in another. That's kind of how things have been for me over the past few weeks, and subsequently why my blogs have been a little thin on the ground.... Continue Reading →

Exhaustion

As weeks go this was supposed to be a pretty important one. It's almost as if this was the week in my life that was going to define how things were going to be moving forward. Firstly, as I mentioned in my previous blog, I was going to be travelling up to London on my... Continue Reading →

Meeting Big Brother

I was incredibly fortunate the other week to receive an invitation from Channel 5 to come to London and meet with Paul Osbourne - the new Creative Director of the forthcoming Celebrity Big Brother series, as well as returning Executive Editor Tamsin Dodgson. I've been lucky enough over the past couple of years to also... Continue Reading →

Crashing

I've hit a bit of a low today, after a few weeks of feeling pretty much level. I think I understand why it is that my mood has dropped suddenly this time but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with. I've got a particularly busy week this week. This morning I spent seeking... Continue Reading →

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