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
** I apologise in advance if some of this is difficult to read or to understand. I've tried for six years to explain what it's like to suffer with dissociation and for the most part, I've had little success. Putting into words an out-of-body experience which is so all-encompassing, is incredibly difficult.** Imagine you’re walking… Continue reading Walking the footsteps of a stranger: Dissociation and Depersonalisation disorder
Hello! It’s been quite a while since I last wrote a blog post. Or, let’s say, it’s been quite a while since I actually published a blog post that I’ve written; over the past two months, I’ve probably started over ten posts which I just haven’t had the words to finish. I guess that’s what… Continue reading Sorry for going AWOL!
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