Over the years I've become accustomed to being incredibly open about my mental health journey. We all have mental health, but we don't all have a mental illness (or illnesses). It's important to note that some of us require assistance to enable us to better manage our wellbeing. And that's okay! However, I've refrained from… Continue reading I recovered from psychosis!
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!