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 [...]

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 [...]