World Health Day 2017 – Depression

World Health Day 2017 – Depression

“This weather is so depressing” “I’m so depressed about Manchester United losing at the weekend” Depression, depressed, depressing – they’re all rather overused words. And yet they don’t do justice to what the reality of clinical depression is....
Responding to Self-Harm #TakeCare

Responding to Self-Harm #TakeCare

It’s seen as something attention seeking teenagers do. It’s seen as a preserve of the ‘mentally ill’. It’s seen as a passing phase, perhaps as ‘nothing serious’. And yet. It’s the leading cause of death for  adults...

New Year, New You!

You see them everywhere this time of year, don’t you? “New Year, New Body” “Change yourself – change your life” “Spring Clean! De-Clutter for the New Year” A new year is loaded with expectation, hope – and...

Hoping and Healing

I do not have a victorious healing story. I did not have a flash of light which made everything ‘okay’. I did not wake up one day sick, and another day, well. I have not been healed. Yet I have hope. For me, hope has been healing. Choosing to hope when...