How many social media channels can I share this news on?! I’ll be spamming other people’s blog sites next
Anyway, apologies if you’ve already seen this on Twitter, Facebook, Workplace or LinkedIn, but those bloody lovely people at Time to Change only went and got me an invite to Buckingham bloody Palace on World Mental Health Day!
A few weeks ago, Ellie from the Time to Change media team told me she had a Heads Together invite for me. I was like, nice one, cool, sounds good. Of course, I was expecting an invite to something far different…
However, she greeted me at Storycamp last month with a rather plush envelope and an invite to a reception hosted by the three young royals.
And despite having very little sleep due to a long late night trek from London to Newcastle, I am still buzzing.
Here’s my own version of Hello magazine.
Hello….mental health royalty you bloody brilliant bunch of stigma busters. But before moving on to the pics, massive shout out to the London cab driver who donated half my fare to Anxious Minds North East following our chat about mental health – what a fella!
Photo credits – In-Press Photography (if they’ good – if they’re not, they’re from the iPhones of us lot).
And to finish off a perfect day (other than my Co-Op tights falling down and my totally awks expectation that Alastair Campbell and Ruby Wax would remember retweeting me once) we managed to bump Steve and Angela (TTC regional co-ordinator) up to First Class (which I had got cheap – early birds and all that). So THANK YOU Virgin Trains – who, like my employer, have also signed the Time to Change pledge. Phew.