Nursing with Depression

“Recovery isn’t about getting back to how you were before, it’s about building something new” Rethink mental illness The above statement is something I have really struggled with over the last few years. Before becoming unwell I was in a great place studying

Nursing with Depression

“Recovery isn’t about getting back to how you were before, it’s about building something new” Rethink mental illness The above statement is something I have really struggled with over the last few years. Before becoming unwell I was in a great place studying

Sober for sanity

I’ve been meaning to write a post about alcohol for a while as it really does feel like the elephant in the room a lot of the time for me. Drinking is such a socially acceptable high that when you

Sober for sanity

I’ve been meaning to write a post about alcohol for a while as it really does feel like the elephant in the room a lot of the time for me. Drinking is such a socially acceptable high that when you

New challenges

After a tumultuous few years and rollercoaster journey with my mental health I haven’t had the desire to sign up to any big challenges for a while. Last year I enjoyed Beachy Head marathon in November and managed to sneak

New challenges

After a tumultuous few years and rollercoaster journey with my mental health I haven’t had the desire to sign up to any big challenges for a while. Last year I enjoyed Beachy Head marathon in November and managed to sneak

Looking ahead

2020 has been a weird year right? With people now looking ahead to 2021 there are all the “new year, new you” campaigns floating around and it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing you need to change yourself

Looking ahead

2020 has been a weird year right? With people now looking ahead to 2021 there are all the “new year, new you” campaigns floating around and it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing you need to change yourself

Running the Downslink

“Let’s run the entire length of the Downslink this weekend” he said. “It’ll be great day out” he said So we did and it was! The Downslink is a 38 mile old railway line linking Guildford to Shoreham. Easy to

Running the Downslink

“Let’s run the entire length of the Downslink this weekend” he said. “It’ll be great day out” he said So we did and it was! The Downslink is a 38 mile old railway line linking Guildford to Shoreham. Easy to

2 years on

2 years ago today I was discharged from hospital for the second time in 10 months. This year has been so unsettled for everyone that I haven’t felt able to blog but today feels like a milestone and I wanted

2 years on

2 years ago today I was discharged from hospital for the second time in 10 months. This year has been so unsettled for everyone that I haven’t felt able to blog but today feels like a milestone and I wanted

The B word and me

It’s mental health awareness week and I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss something I have been struggling with. It takes a huge amount of courage to accept our own personal demons and by bringing them to the light

The B word and me

It’s mental health awareness week and I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss something I have been struggling with. It takes a huge amount of courage to accept our own personal demons and by bringing them to the light

Finding my inner (winter) mermaid

If someone had told me that I would get a love for sea swimming and jump in without a wetsuit VOLUNTARILY in 5 degree water throughout the winter I probably would have pulled this face: I first started sea swimming

Finding my inner (winter) mermaid

If someone had told me that I would get a love for sea swimming and jump in without a wetsuit VOLUNTARILY in 5 degree water throughout the winter I probably would have pulled this face: I first started sea swimming

Learning to let go

This month I signed up for REDJanuary, an initiative partnered with the charity Mind to encourage people to support their mental health by doing something active every day through January, to beat the winter blues.   I’ve struggled immensely with

Learning to let go

This month I signed up for REDJanuary, an initiative partnered with the charity Mind to encourage people to support their mental health by doing something active every day through January, to beat the winter blues.   I’ve struggled immensely with

Recovery isn’t a one-way street

“Recovery isn’t about getting back to how you were before, it’s about building something new” Rethink mental illness The above statement is something I have really struggled with over the last year. Before becoming unwell I was in a great place

Recovery isn’t a one-way street

“Recovery isn’t about getting back to how you were before, it’s about building something new” Rethink mental illness The above statement is something I have really struggled with over the last year. Before becoming unwell I was in a great place