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 [...]

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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 [...]

Young People & Mental Health || World Mental Health Day 2018

Young People & Mental Health || World Mental Health Day 2018

Every year the conversation around mental health is growing a little bit stronger. There is such a wealth of fantastic campaigns, charities, awareness days and events happening all around the world for all walks of life to realise how important it is to talk about and looking after our mental health. Yet...statistics are still on a [...]