Back 2 Skool

I've taken myself out of the house this morning for a change. I spend way too much time just hanging around the house on my own and it can't be healthy for me or good for my generally fragile mindset. So, I've come to Starbucks in town. I figured it's as good a place as... Continue Reading →

During 2018..

I’ve experienced the delights of the UK mental health system. Having pushed for a referral into the system for such a long time due to my tendency to want to hurt myself and the permanent feelings of despair and hopelessness that I had been experiencing for months, when I finally found myself under the care... Continue Reading →

Living with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

It's 4.45am and once again I find myself wide awake and unable to fall back asleep. That's not through want of trying though! No having awoken from my usual disturbed slumber at the ludicrous time of 3.30am I've done all the usual things you do when you wake up in the middle of the night... Continue Reading →

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 →

Thoughts on the festive season

Autumn has always been my favourite part of the year. I love the way the leaves on the trees all change colour and eventually fall to the ground, the darker evenings that make you glad to be tucked up safely inside and the cooler temperatures and variable weather that signify the change in season. If... Continue Reading →

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