Ditch the guilt: Take the pressure off and live life your way

“Exercise more. But don’t get too skinny. Make sure your kids eat well, but don’t indulge them. Sit quietly. But make your voice heard. Work hard. But make time for family and friends”. There seems to be an immense pressure to be perfect. Media messages are confusing, leaving people feeling overwhelmed. So, this Time toContinue reading “Ditch the guilt: Take the pressure off and live life your way”

It’s Time to Talk

Time to Talk Day is on 1 February 2018. Wherever you are, you can talk about mental health. As a Time to Change Champion I work hard to raise awareness of mental health. So it’s important to know that if a person is struggling they probably won’t call even their closest friend – they don’tContinue reading “It’s Time to Talk”

Mental Health Awareness: It’s Ok to Say

May 8th – 14th is Mental Health Awareness Week.  The theme from the Mental Health Foundation this year is “Surviving or Thriving”. If you’ve ever suffered with poor mental health (and research proves most of us have, or know someone who has) then you’ll know what it’s like to find yourself in a place whereContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness: It’s Ok to Say”

It’s Time to Talk

2nd February in the U.K. is Time to Talk day, a national campaign focused on holding positive conversations and reducing the stigma around mental health.  If you know someone who has been struggling lately, why not drop them a text message or ask them over for a cuppa and see how they’re doing?  You canContinue reading “It’s Time to Talk”