Category: Children’s Mental Health

Fierce Bright Star

What I understood about my journey to diagnosis and beyond, after running 1800 miles across the UK, came out (unexpectedly, I must add) in the form of a poem. I meant to say this poem during my TEDx Holyhead talk in April, but I was too nervous and overly worried that I’d stumble over my own words. So I let it hang there in the back … Read More Fierce Bright Star

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World Mental Health Day 2017

Spreading the word on the Mental Health Media Charter The tweet for mental health champions was put out only last week, and I answered the call. Not because I consider myself a champion of anything (except perhaps a champion of calamity and chaos), but because I am passionate about improving our input/output around all that is mental health, and mental illness. Note, the two … Read More World Mental Health Day 2017

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haiku

breathing empty sighs

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If you think happy thoughts…

Just breathe

Some words need life breathing into them, others just drip off the tongue like honey. It’s a peculiar time right now. Nothing appears to follow any order, routine, sequence or plan. Each day, in fact each hour, is a different story to tell, a different emotion heralding a seemingly different outcome. It’s confusing. Keeping a focus on running now is harder than it was … Read More Just breathe

VIE (very important email)

There’s a very important email petition going down at E4MH (equality4mentalhealth) HQ. A number of public leaders, presenters, authors, sports personalities, and educators such as Ruby Wax, Joanna Lumley, Norman Lamb, Alistair Campbell, Danny Boyle, Michael Morpurgo and Sir Steve Redgrave, amongst many more, are behind this strong message to government that we have an opportunity to make a difference to our entire country, … Read More VIE (very important email)

Children’s Mental Health Week

Place2Be is one of the 5 mental health charities that I am supporting for Fierce Mind 1680 miles Challenge. I visited a primary school in Enfield last Wednesday to learn more about what they do and I am completely taken by their work to offer emotional and mental wellbeing therapy. They are there for children who are feeling bullied, lonely, isolated, scared and those … Read More Children’s Mental Health Week