So, how many of you guys in the mental health community watched last week's 'Mind Over Marathon'? I really enjoyed it, and can't wait for the second and concluding part this week. For those of you who don't know, Mind Over Marathon is a two-part documentary film on the BBC. It follows ten people who … Continue reading Race For Life 2017
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
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
I love this type of post, because deep down I'm nosy as hell and I really like seeing what other people carry around with them. It's fascinating sometimes, and you can really get an insight into what somebody is like when they show you the inside of their bag. So I thought I'd give it … Continue reading What’s in my bag?