The Christmas period can be bittersweet. On one hand, it’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’; families get together, the house is decorated with lights, glitter and winter garlands, there is always a mince pie and sherry on the go and there’s no need for excuses when it comes to watching festive films back-to-back.… Continue reading Managing your mental health at Christmas: 5 go-to tactics
So you’ve survived exam season, collected your results and you’ve been offered a place at your chosen University - Congratulations!. Once all of the Results Day celebrations die down and the time comes to start writing packing lists, filling in registration forms and getting your head around the idea of living in a new city… Continue reading Surviving Freshers’ week (and beyond!) with a pre-existing mental health condition
When I started experiencing difficulties with my mental health, I was worried that I would be judged by those around me, by those employing me and by those who didn’t understand what I was going through. That which I hadn’t considered though was was the possibility of being judged, or even discriminated against, by the… Continue reading Trying to get help when you don’t fit the stereotypes
If you were asked to draw someone with mental illness, what would they look like? There are many stereotypes surrounding mental health. Often people imagine that those suffering with mental illness are scruffily dressed folk who come from broken or abusive families, who left school without any qualifications and fell into the wrong crowds where… Continue reading What does Mental Illness look like?