World Mental Health Day…

World Mental Health Day. Wednesday October 10th is World Mental Health Day. In order to mark the occasion I thought I'd revisit a post I published in January 2018. Anxiety, Depression and Me was an attempt at opening up on my struggles with mental illness in the hope that it would help others fighting similar … Continue reading World Mental Health Day…

Inner Voice…

Inner voice.. I have two inner voices. One of them is loud and likes to torment me: You are worthless. Nobody likes you. Everybody is better than you. Your children don’t like you. You are pathetic. None of your friends like being around you anymore. You are going to lose everything. You are the worst … Continue reading Inner Voice…

Be kind to your mind…

Be kind to your mind. This week I’ve been feeling far from my best. Destructive thoughts, a crippling lack of energy and a general fear of the future. I’ve also delivered a, well received, two day leadership development programme. Sorted out a boiler issue in my flat for its new tenant (I actually fixed it … Continue reading Be kind to your mind…

Coping with Depression…

Coping with depression. As I've referenced in several posts I've struggled with Anxiety and Depression for most of my adult life. I consider myself fortunate that my battle has never been as difficult as some fight on a daily basis but it's still far from easy at times. In recent months I've finally begun to … Continue reading Coping with Depression…

Male Suicide Awareness…

Male Suicide Awareness. Let’s also recognise, when debating the topic of ‘Male Suicide Awareness’, that going from silence to accessing formal psychological therapies is, for some, a huge step. We need to create a culture where men feel it’s ok to talk, we need to learn to recognise the signs and quietly offer to lend … Continue reading Male Suicide Awareness…