I became a Uni Student whilst under the grips of an Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa. I am still in recovery from this, every day is a challenge. But I’m determined to make positive changes towards reaching my goals towards health and happiness. I enlisted my Anorexia on my University application, alongside my Autism. I remained… Continue reading Managing an Eating Disorder at Uni – Experiences And Tips from an Undergraduate
Whilst scrolling through Instagram, and other means of social media, it's important to remember that social media isn't real life. As a society, we've become programmed into believing that the images we see upon our screens are a realistic perception of reality. When in hindsight, this isn't merely the case. I'm an advocate for mental… Continue reading Social media is NOT real life
Here you can find a series of Mental Health helplines. The helplines provide support for those in need, and can be reached via phone (text/call) or email. The services provided are UK based. Others may be found online. BEAT:0808 801 0677 0808 801 0711 (Youthline) 0808 801 0811 (Studentline) Website: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk MIND:0300 123 3393 86463… Continue reading Helplines
Very recently, I braved the decision to ditch my scales. A step forward in recovery. I have successfully managed TWO WHOLE WEEKS without weighing myself. Crazy, right? I'd been weighing myself obsessively (up to 5 times a day) for numerous years and I bravely opted for the choice to follow my heart and not my… Continue reading Good bye scales, hello freedom?
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
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
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!
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!!
Hi everybody! Today, I wanted to talk about self harming. A personal struggle, and an issue for lots of brave people I care about. Thankfully, I am currently standing at almost 3 weeks self harm free! Following a 5 year battle with many relapses, feelings of doubt and the resistance of extremely high urges -… Continue reading Self harm: Help, hope and common misconceptions!
Hi everybody! Apologies for the absence; life as a second-year university student has been quite chaotic to say the least. With assignments, dance and revision fixed in my agenda, it's been almost impossible to sit down and write. Today, I anxiously decided to take a break from my studies to focus solely on self care.… Continue reading University second year – An update into my student life!