When I first heard about the Coronavirus Theatre Club - set up to provide a platform for writers, performers and directors during the Covid-19 crisis - I didn't for a second think I would submit anything to it. I'd never really considered hearing my words performed. Then, a few days back, I realised I could. … Continue reading Coronavirus Theatre Club
I realised that, whilst I might not have felt anxiety like this since 2015, the world hasn't experienced anything as significant as Covid-19 since WWII.
Anxiety can happen to anyone...even my 'should've been a reality TV star' friend Paul
A very personal blog post about body image and poor self esteem
Who made up the rules about what illnesses or symptoms should be shameful?
Today I ran 2.5km. A few years ago I wouldn't have wanted to post that. 2.5km is so lame! And I'm not going to pretend that I did it in some kind of super-fast speed either. I'll be upfront - it was an average of 6 minutes 23 seconds per km. Perhaps I'd be better … Continue reading Do run, run, run
I can't quite get my head around the 'fast fashion' business. I'm certainly no saint, but my wardrobe is a constantly changing (fairly) ethical hive of patterns and styles, with a few well-loved pieces from 1990s TopShop spending sprees thrown in. And I wouldn't have it any other way. Of course, I do occasionally stock … Continue reading I appear to be accidentally on trend. I still own a skirt from 1999…
The public’s health and societal problems are increasingly being used as bait to rake in the viewers. Why isn’t the media doing more to remove shows that carry mental health risks? Here's my latest piece for the Independent which came in light of the tragic news that a participant from the Jeremy Kyle Show died … Continue reading It shouldn’t have taken a death to suspend the Jeremy Kyle show
Whilst you might be in a good place with your mental health or at least the support you have around you, others may not be. How do you choose to ignore something if you don’t know whether or not it’s real? Challenge him. He might not be worth it, but the people having to listen to his bullshit might be.
Does having a mental health problem make you less qualified for a job? Of course not. But sadly, some people still hold this belief. When I was working for Time to Change over the summer last year, I interviewed so many people who had experienced bullying and discrimination as a result of disclosing their mental … Continue reading Lived experience of mental health problems is an asset – not a liability