Recent writing: Bowel disease, and good mood food

I’ve been a little quiet on work updates since Mental Health Awareness Week. Not because there hasn’t been any recent writing, but because there’s been so much of it! I’m going to share May and June’s articles over the next few weeks, grouped together (vaguely) thematically. First up: a couple of my recent pieces for […]

Recent writing: Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual event organised by the Mental Health Foundation. It’s a great week for getting friends, family, celebrities and politicians talking more about mental health – particularly in the run-up to a General Election! But it can also feel a bit tokenistic, because we desperately need to […]

Priority: Low

I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety, on and off, in varying degrees, for most of my adolescent and all of my adult life. In May 2014, while working at Feminist Times, I edited their Mental Health Week – a week of content focused on why mental health is a feminist issue. Sadly the Feminist Times archive […]

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 […]

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 […]