Mental Health

June – A new month, a happier mindset and new recovery challenges

It's officially the beginning of June! And I wish you all a wonderful month filled with health and happiness. I'm determined to head back to Uni in September eager to inform my friends and Tutors of the fun-filled Summer I've endured. Not a Summer known for obeying Anorexia's demands. It's terrifying. I've realised that I'm… Continue reading June – A new month, a happier mindset and new recovery challenges

University

Second year – Growing, learning and finding acceptance

I've done it. This morning I sat my final Exam (Conservation Practice) meaning that I've successfully completed my second university year, and what an incredible year it's been! I believe that whilst first year was both an enjoyment and a success, my admiration for university life has increased significantly this year as I've become more… Continue reading Second year – Growing, learning and finding acceptance

Mental Health

Being discharged from The CMHT, my experience and my next steps!

For three years I've engaged with The CMHT (Community Mental Health Team). I've worked routinely with four different professionals within the service, ranging from care coordinators to psychiatric nurses. All of who have played a crucial role in the pathway to my recovery journey, and I am incredibly thankful for that. I HAVE NOW BEEN… Continue reading Being discharged from The CMHT, my experience and my next steps!

Mental Health

Health & wellness – A discovery journey

For the past 5 years, I've been starting my day between 6 and 6:30am. Crazy? No. Happiness inducing? Yes! I've been a proud early riser from a young age, with my Mum claiming that I was "awake before the birds" as I rushed downstairs excitedly to view my favourite animated series - Arthur, whilst wrapped… Continue reading Health & wellness – A discovery journey

Mental Health

Olivia’s story: Animals + mental health

"There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you're the one that will change theirs". I had the privilege of meeting my wonderful, courageous friend, Olivia, through the use of social media. She very kindly opted to share her story about how rats have… Continue reading Olivia’s story: Animals + mental health

Autism

Autism and me: Suffering or growing?

It's vastly approaching the 3-year bracket in which I received my Autism diagnosis back in 2016. Time has truly flown by! I often hear the term "suffering from Autism" which I felt encouraged to shed some light on, as somebody on the complex Autistic spectrum. I understand that the spectrum is large and people enlisted… Continue reading Autism and me: Suffering or growing?

The Florida Files

Florida – Day seven: Part one 🇺🇸

We arrived at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a non profitable organisation located in South-West Florida, at 8:15am. After an hours drive was required to reach our destination. The Wildlife Refuge is located on Sanibel Island, in the Gulf of Mexico, Southwestern Florida and is compromised of 6400 acres. We are a nonprofit that financially… Continue reading Florida – Day seven: Part one 🇺🇸

Mental Health

A journey: How to be open about Mental Health

Today, I wanted to talk about how I've grown more comfortable with speaking up about Mental Health. I'd like to view myself as a Mental Health advocate, the topic has become a passion of mine and something I enjoy speaking about and assisting others with. The conversation is important, always, not just when it's Mental… Continue reading A journey: How to be open about Mental Health

Mental Health

Anorexia recovery – Studying, healing and learning!

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to talk about battling Anorexia whilst at University. This isn't to say that other Students don't battle with other Eating Disorders or that Anorexia is more "severe" - it isn't. I'm just speaking from my own personal, and current, experiences. Battling an Eating Disorder prior to beginning my journey as… Continue reading Anorexia recovery – Studying, healing and learning!

Mental Health

Suicidal thoughts: Stigma, encouragement and helplines!!

Hi everyone! Today, I wanted to talk about an (unfortunately) common topic - Suicidal thoughts. It's a personal subject I tend not to delve too much into unless I'm having a conversation with my Nurse or Therapist as it's quite a sensitive subject that admittedly frightens me the majority of the time. But I believe… Continue reading Suicidal thoughts: Stigma, encouragement and helplines!!