After the Scars #TakeCare

After the Scars #TakeCare

The first article I ever wrote for Threads back in 2012 was on the subject of scars. I had just finished my degree and I’d not self-harmed for a year, I was eating nearly normally, embarking on a research degree and trying to work out how to live in this new place of...

Encouraging Self-Care – Guest Post #TakeCare

It’s no secret that our health care system is overrun, with some saying it has reached a crisis point. For those people relying on the NHS for support it can be full of waiting lists, brief assessments and a general lack of bed-side manner. However, there is hope....

#TakeCare – When It Feels Impossible

For the longest time, the idea of taking care of myself was an anathema to me. I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to do something nice for me – and I found it acutely painful when someone reached out with an act of care or words of comfort. I just...
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...