Balance: January 2017

Balance, January 2017

UPDATE, 3 FEBRUARY 2017: I feel so sad to be publishing this now, but I don’t know what else to do with it. I wrote the blog post below during my recent trip to Suffolk, 22-27 January, and it was due to be published last Saturday, 28 January, by which time I should have been on […]

Time to Talk: How Do You Know Which Therapy Is Best For You?

Time to Talk Today, Thursday 2 February, is Time to Talk Day 2017. Time to Talk Day is an annual awareness raising day, designed to encourage people to start (and continue) conversations about mental health and wellbeing. If you’ve been thinking about looking into therapy, for whatever issues you’re dealing with, there’s no better time than right […]

Balance 2017

Happy New Year! Wow, 2016 was intense, wasn’t it? I can’t believe it’s over so soon. I’ve spent a lot of the last few days, between Christmas and New Year, reflecting on 2016 and planning for the year ahead. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with New Year’s Resolutions, but I’m also a […]

Why Masterchef’s Elly is my feminist hero of 2016

Elly Wentworth

Elly Wentworth may have narrowly missed out on winning 2016’s MasterChef: The Professionals, but over the last six weeks she’s very quickly become my feminist hero of the year. I have a real weakness for foodie TV, from the trashy like Come Dine With Me and Dinner Date, to the higher brow like MasterChef and Great […]

Was 2016 A Tipping Point For Mental Health?

Mental health in 2016

My latest article for The Debrief looked back on the situation for mental health in 2016. How has the conversation changed, and where is there still work to be done? Wow, 2016. What a year you have been. Between the collective mourning of more beloved celebrities than we can bear to count, and some frankly […]

3 things I learned from swimming 22 miles

I’m not a sporty person. At school I was the one who was always picked last in PE. I couldn’t throw or catch to save my life, and my coordination is non-existent. I’m basically useless at every team sport there is, and the humiliation of those PE lessons has been enough to put me off […]