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
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
One of the best things about being part of the blogging community, particularly the mental health blogging community, is having the chance to talk to so many amazing people. Mental illness is such a varied struggle, no two people experience it in exactly the same way. The community itself reflects this. There are people from all … Continue reading When friends cut ties
I was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder a couple of years ago but, like most people will tell you, you can suffer from something for a long time before it's actually recognised as a diagnosable illness. I remember begging to stay home from school because I didn't know how I was going to make it through … Continue reading Understanding anxiety
Hi guys, I hope you are all well! As I said in my Introduction post, one of my main aims for this blog is to focus on mental illness. It's so prevalent, and yet there is still stigma surrounding all elements of the topic that makes it so difficult to talk about. My hope is that … Continue reading Depression: A Primer.