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 […]

Christmas offer: 2 for 1 blog posts

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Christmas has snuck up on us really quickly this year! In my mind, March only finished ten minutes ago, and I am definitely still catching my breath from the busyness of August. That said, I am enjoying cosying up with fluffy slippers, big jumpers, hot soup and mulled wine, surrounded by […]

7 foolproof ways to improve work-life balance

Although I was away from 12th, the first couple of weeks in October were busy, particularly for mental health content. 3-7 October was National Work-Life Week and I worked with insurance company LV= (Liverpool Victoria) on two blog posts for their website. Featured on the Love Life section, both posts look at simple, day-to-day ways that LV=’s […]