Sponsored content: When the World is Loud is produced by Mortal FoolsAvailable to listen for free - links via the Mortal Fools website If there’s one key benefit we’re missing from live theatre during lockdown its being fully, totally and completely immersed in something. Something that isn’t Coronavirus, lockdown stresses or eye tests at Barnard … Continue reading Review: When the World is Loud
TW: suicide. A film about grief performed by Chris Connel
Hi all To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (18th - 24th May - which also happens to include my birthday - whoop!) my publisher, Trigger, has uploaded a special e-book discount on Amazon for my book, A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes. It's now available at just 99p - but be quick because it's not up … Continue reading Limited offer – A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes for just 99p
A short piece of fiction on the theme of addiction that I wrote in 2019: My cheek felt shredded against wet sandy grains. A web of washed up salty hair clung sorely to my forehead like jellyfish tentacles. And still you winked at me. But I wouldn’t lift my arm for you. Not this time. … Continue reading Short story: I needed you
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.
Who made up the rules about what illnesses or symptoms should be shameful?
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
A little update on my podcast, which I can't believe already has 6 completed episodes (well....no. 6 is scheduled to go live tomorrow!) Since my last post, I've been lucky to interview Paula McGuire about how she no longer has to live with anxiety, but how anxiety has to live with her and her penchant … Continue reading New on The REALLY cast!
It's been a while since I typed....and that's because I've been spending the last few weeks recording, editing and mixing. I have technical skills I had no idea I had. Audacity has become my friend. Which is really great for someone who freaks out at the sight of a new type of coffee jug in … Continue reading The REALLY Cast – a brand new mental health podcast
Time well spent at Cullernose Point