Blogs, mental health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Funding. Not Clich├ęs. #WorldMentalHealthDay

There's always so much emphasis put on to talking about our problems when it comes to dealing with mental illness. But you can't paint everybody with the same brush.

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Lockdown

Things ate kind of strange at the moment for all of us, no matter where in the world we might be. In the UK at least, we've been in lockdown for the past three weeks, with a further three week extension announced by the government earlier this week. For most, unless you fall into the… Continue reading Lockdown

Blogs, mental health, Studies

Imaginative Writing

Many of you will be aware that I returned to education back in September. Initially to retake my Maths & English GCSE's but with a view to moving onto an Access to Higher Education course and then ultimately to study creative writing and publishing at university. In reality it's a five year plan that, when… Continue reading Imaginative Writing

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My experience of working in Telemarketing

Prior to my well documented mental breakdown back in 2017, I had been working as part of a telemarketing team for a local company. Although this particular company didn't call it telemarketing. They referred to our department as 'Business Development' and I was known as the 'Business Development Team Leader.' A title that sounded quite… Continue reading My experience of working in Telemarketing

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Positivity outweighs negativity

I've spoken in past blogs about my desire to return to education and train to become a writer. It's something that I've discovered I quite enjoy and, having had a few articles published, (See the HuffPost archive here for those.) I feel I'm quite good at. Now I'm not being complacent or cocky by saying… Continue reading Positivity outweighs negativity

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Mind Fog

Mind fog. The inability to concentrate and think of anything. You have the ambition and the desire to try and achieve your daily goals but because of the swirling, ever-present pea-soup that sits in your mind like an un-welcome visitor you are unable to even contemplate getting that task list checked off. I've battled the… Continue reading Mind Fog