For those of you who may not be aware, June 1st-7th is National Volunteers' Week in the UK. This is an event set up specifically with the aim of celebrating the achievements of those who volunteer, raising the profiles of the organisations who need volunteers, and encouraging those who have never volunteered before to give … Continue reading National Volunteers’ Week
One of the most prevalent topics in the mental health community seems to be stigma around mental health in the workplace. I've heard stories of people being told to deal with it; that they need to grow up; that their panic attacks wouldn't happen to normal people; that they need to get a grip, and … Continue reading Stigma in the workplace
While I did say this would be a blog focused on mental health and feminism, I feel that the very recent announcement of a general election is too important for me to not talk about. If you missed the news, Theresa May announced yesterday that the country will go to the polls for a general … Continue reading Snap election
The phrase 'guilty pleasure' always rubbed me the wrong way, and I couldn't figure out why for the longest time. Everybody used it at school, in advertisements, on TV. It was a perfectly common saying, but I hated it. Why should I feel guilty or embarrassed for anything that I like? Why should I surround … Continue reading I don’t have guilty pleasures, and neither should you.
In the mental health community, self-care is incredibly important. It can give you time to regroup, relax, and take your mind off everything that's worrying you. There are some, usually the same people who make fun of safe spaces, who think that self-care is selfish and pointless. But if you've ever tried it, you'll know … Continue reading My four favourite self-care activities
"Can I talk to you?" Oh shit. How many of you just felt a cold trickle of dread travel down your spine? A lot of us have experienced this before. We go about our day, trying our best to enjoy ourselves or make the most of it, and then we get asked that question, and … Continue reading Assuming the worst
I've lived in the same house, the same town, the same region, for my entire life, and I like to think that (despite not leaving the house very often!) I have a pretty good picture of my hometown. I live in Middlesbrough, a town on the North East coast of England known for the Transporter … Continue reading Love where you’re from | #ThisNorthernGirlCan