Overcoming the Odds to Graduate || A Message of Hope

Overcoming the Odds to Graduate || A Message of Hope

It was ironic that on the day that I planned to write this, Facebook popped up with this status: "I see the graduate caps and wonder if that will be me in a years time... I really don't like making this decision I have found myself in" - 2015 See at the time, I was in my [...]

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Changing ‘Man Up’ to ‘Open Up’ || Men’s Health Week 2019

Changing ‘Man Up’ to ‘Open Up’ || Men’s Health Week 2019

How many of you knew that it was Men's Health Week? Being truthfully honest with you, I didn't before the week even began which I do feel guilty over. As someone who chose to explore men's experiences that relate to masculinity for their dissertation, it seemed slightly ironic that I didn't even know this was [...]

Your Worth Can’t Be Measured || Dump The Scales Campaign

Your Worth Can’t Be Measured || Dump The Scales Campaign

We are consumed by numbers. They seem to be the most reliable way to determine how wealthy we are, what position of status we hold, how many followers we have, how many places we have seen, how many friends we have... I could go on. But one of the greatest numbers that are fixated on [...]

Breaking Down Barriers || Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019

Breaking Down Barriers || Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019

Around 1.6 million people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder (1). Although there are still so many individuals suffering undiagnosed pro-longing their illness and potentially preventing treatment from having an effective outcome for them to recover. I have experienced first-hand how traumatic it is to be pinned against set criteria that apparently deems [...]

Coping with Christmas || My Fear of the Festive Season

Coping with Christmas || My Fear of the Festive Season

This is a letter from my heart to yours. I don’t pride myself in having it all together and hope not to create an impression that I do. I certainly don’t. Every fluctuates and changes the tides of emotions for me, often leaving me feeling lost, confused or conflicted. Living with anxiety is hard and [...]

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled || Book Review

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled || Book Review

For a long time, I have been an admirer of Ruby Wax. As a comedian alone she is a stand-out, but since then she has become a bestselling writer, performer, and visiting professor for the incredible work she does for mental health awareness. She has been awarded an OBE for her services towards mental health [...]