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 →

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 →

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 →

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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