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

In Defence of Mental Health Bloggers: Why Nobody Should be Made to Feel Bad for Speaking Out

So this week I've seen a few posts on Twitter which have concerned and baffled me. That in itself is nothing out of the ordinary to be honest but I felt like this time I needed to respond in defence of my fellow mental health bloggers. So the first topic I want to address is the hate I've … Continue reading In Defence of Mental Health Bloggers: Why Nobody Should be Made to Feel Bad for Speaking Out

10k for Mind: Training Update 6 (Recovery and Building Momentum)

Tuesday 11th April Just over a week after my last run - which was curtailed after 15 minutes by injury - I ventured out again to try and get myself back into my training. I realise that my training has been very stop-start so far and it is really frustrating but I guess that is life. Anyway, … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 6 (Recovery and Building Momentum)

5 Steps I Take to Manage my Anxiety

Following on from last week's post - 5 Situations that Trigger my Anxiety - I thought I'd talk about the steps I take to manage my anxiety when it does hit me... 1:  Identify Triggering Thoughts The first step I take is to recognise when I'm having triggering anxious thoughts. These are thoughts which I've challenged … Continue reading 5 Steps I Take to Manage my Anxiety

10k for Mind: Training Update 5 (Job Interviews and Injury)

It has been over 3 weeks since my last training update so what on earth have I been doing!? Well, to be honest, it hasn't ended up being the best couple of weeks for me. I've had to distance myself a bit from my blogging and training over the past few weeks in order to make time, around my current job, … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 5 (Job Interviews and Injury)

Why it is so Important to Open Up About Your Mental Health

I think that people find it strange that somebody like me would be affected by recurring anxiety disorders and depression. I’m from a loving family, have a supportive long-term relationship, great friends and good career prospects. I’ve never had a reason to feel the way I have done over the last ten years. What I … Continue reading Why it is so Important to Open Up About Your Mental Health