Decision to stop drinking Nearly two years ago, I decided to stop drinking alcohol. I read about a friend who had given drinking (who I have had a few merry nights with) and the positive impact it had had on
Time to Talk day. Grab a cup of tea and let’s talk about mental health. Jess Glynne’s words in Thursday inspires me to tackle mental health.
Driving always allows me to think. Today was no exception. My diary had been full with clients and I was using the time on my own to process and reflect on today’s work. During this time, the song ‘This is
I’ve done it. I’ve reached one hundred blog posts. I have been writing in this blog for five years. It has taken me on a professional journey I did not imagine it would take me, and has helped improve
Experiencing stigma of mental health The other month, I was in a meeting of a social group. One member (who I shall call Katie) was told the group that they were physically unwell. The general response from the group was
What is poor mental health? About a quarter of the population experience some kind of mental health problem in any one year (www.mind.org.uk). People who are diagnosed with poor mental health or distress often have feelings or behave in ways
As an ex-aid worker, I have read the article on Aid workers and post-traumatic stress disorder with interest. I agree that being an aid worker is a stressful job and I can identify with the burnout and traumas you can
My psoriasis journey
Words can hurt… Remember the saying ‘Sticks and stones will break my bones but calling names won’t hurt me?’ If only it was true. Words can hurt us. The way people deal with us can make us feel bad about
Help! I’m feeling low. Mental ill-health can happen to anyone. Perhaps you are faced with a difficult situation that you feel unable to resolve yourself. You might have had opportunities to talk with friends, but somehow it hasn’t quite worked.