There’s never a good time to be mentally unwell…

... and lockdown certainly isn't one of them. (Please note this does not contain any medical advice. I am just talking about my own experience. If you are struggling please see your GP) You may have noticed I haven't posted in a while. Truth is I have been struggling once again with anxiety and depression. … Continue reading There’s never a good time to be mentally unwell…

Anxiety Through The Eyes of an Athlete

Guest blog from Charlotte Broughton - an incredibly talented cyclist who I have always looked up to and an open, honest and kind human being who is passionate about mental health and supporting young female cyclists. My name is Charlotte Broughton, I’m twenty-two and I live and breathe cycling. I’m a semi professional road cyclist … Continue reading Anxiety Through The Eyes of an Athlete

More than just a statistic.

1 in 10 medical students experience suicidal thoughts. I am 1 in 10. Matt Haig - Reasons to Stay Alive (free) The most inspiring and honest book for anyone who's struggled or anyone who wants to understand. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/p08jkjbl Please consider donating to my fundraiser for national suicide helpline so they can reach more people who … Continue reading More than just a statistic.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Reasons to Stay Alive

It's coming to the end of Mental Health Awareness Week and I've had a great week. I intended to write a blog post every day this week covering topics such as therapy, loneliness, exercise and food. But the week has flown by and (despite the country being in lockdown) I just haven't had time. I've … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Reasons to Stay Alive

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Let’s Talk About Antidepressants

Antidepressants. Happy pills. Prozac. Chill pills. Whatever you call them a total of 70.9 million prescriptions for antidepressants were dispensed in 2018. The likelihood is that at least 1 in 5 of your friends will be taking them. When a GP first gave me a prescription for sertraline, an antidepressant also used in the treatment … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Let’s Talk About Antidepressants

“Scales are for fish” – My thoughts on weight

TW: eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, weight, food Weight is something the UK as a nation is obsessed with. Adele is a hugely talented artist but instead most headlines are focussed on her weight. Yes, obesity affects almost a third of our population, costs the NHS millions and leads to more hospital admissions than the current … Continue reading “Scales are for fish” – My thoughts on weight