Mental Health Campaigning – From Hobby to Job! (Blog Update)

Hey, its been a while! It has been a very busy month since I last posted - hence the fact I've been lapse in updating my blog. Let me explain...

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My Manager’s Support Through Depression and Anxiety Helped Me Succeed (Time to Change)

Talking about mental health in the workplace is an incredibly daunting and frightening step to take. Thoughts swirl around your head as you wonder whether being open about a subject, that is so stigmatised, will be detrimental to your career or your working relationship; “will colleagues treat you differently? Will it affect your chance of progression? Will you even have a job left!?” I kept my anxiety and depression concealed from my employer for as long as I possibly could for those exact reasons. It was only when I got to breaking point that I finally had a conversation with my manager - Ruth...

Rob Talks MH Tips 1-5 (Being Kind to Yourself)

On Monday-Fridays most weeks on my Instagram I am sharing a little tip with you each day from my experiences of dealing with anxiety and depression (along with a lovely photo of me 😆). If you want to keep up to date with my tips as I share them then please follow me on Instagram! I'll also be sharing … Continue reading Rob Talks MH Tips 1-5 (Being Kind to Yourself)

How my Mental Health Conditions have made me MORE Employable

There is a perception amongst many in society that having a mental health condition means you are unable to achieve as much in your career as somebody who does not. You are often judged as weak and it is believed that you will not be able to cope under the strain of a stressful role within an organisation. Whilst it is important to recognise that mental health can have a detrimental impact on your working life, I think it is equally important to acknowledge that mental health conditions can also equip you with traits which make you an even more valuable employee...

The Importance of Self-Belief in Success

Growing up, I always looked at high-flying professionals, celebrities and those who had made 'successes' of their lives and assumed that they had got to where they were through pure talent and hard work. I believed in the idea of meritocracy in society and assumed that people achieve what they deserve based on their abilities … Continue reading The Importance of Self-Belief in Success

Mental Health Event at the University of Cambridge – I NEED YOUR HELP!

Hi Everyone, I'm running a mental health event for my colleagues at the University of Cambridge Festival of Wellbeing & I NEED YOUR HELP! Inspired by chats such as #TalkMH, I am posing 3 questions for discussion on Twitter which will also be used in real life for an interactive discussion at the event. This … Continue reading Mental Health Event at the University of Cambridge – I NEED YOUR HELP!

Fundraising for Mind: A Thank You for Your Support!

I wanted to post the following video to have a chat with you all about my fundraising and to say thank you for all of the incredible support I have received! I have been thrilled by the amount of money I have raised so far which you can check out here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RobEarl More importantly though, … Continue reading Fundraising for Mind: A Thank You for Your Support!

10k for Mind: Training Update 7 (Goofy Fish and Broken Records)

So it's been a fortnight since my last update and, although I have only got two training runs to share with you, I have been smashing records all over the place! We're into the home straight now with less than a month to go until the Vitality London 10k on 29th May. So here is … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 7 (Goofy Fish and Broken Records)

#TalkMH Mental Health Bloggers Meet Up

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting loads of really inspiring people who are all massively passionate about mental health causes. This was at the #TalkMH meet which took place in Hyde Park, London on Saturday 22nd April. When I started blogging about mental health in February it never crossed my mind that two … Continue reading #TalkMH Mental Health Bloggers Meet Up

5 Ways to Feel Less Isolated When Your Mental Illness Takes Hold

It is easy to become isolated when anxiety or depression hit you. Often you feel less confident and less social. A lot of the time it can seem impossible to get out of bed or leave the house - let alone meet up with friends or family. That's why I've put together this short list … Continue reading 5 Ways to Feel Less Isolated When Your Mental Illness Takes Hold