On Tuesday I finally got the opportunity to visit my university campus in person and enjoy a guided tour. This was something that I had been wanting to do ever since I accepted my offer to study there. Seeing pictures and videos online is all well and good, but nothing beats actually seeing something in… Continue reading Experiencing my University Campus for the first time
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
Note: I originally wrote this blog earlier this year for The Huffington Post. Unfortunately it wasn't approved and published, perhaps because of the somewhat sensitive content contained within. Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. The term “mental health” is bandied about a lot these days. It’s almost as if it’s become… Continue reading My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System
Last week I attended an assessment for Personal Independence Payment or as it's more commonly known as PIP. This wasn't the first time that I've had to go to one of these appointments. I previously applied to receive the additional payment earlier in the year after the DWP told me that I was entitled to… Continue reading Applying for PIP… Again!
Autumn has always been my favourite part of the year. I love the way the leaves on the trees all change colour and eventually fall to the ground, the darker evenings that make you glad to be tucked up safely inside and the cooler temperatures and variable weather that signify the change in season. If… Continue reading Thoughts on the festive season