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The Mental Health Crisis in British Universities

8 out of 10 students have reported that they have experienced mental health issues over the course of 2015, according to a survey carried out by the National Union of Students (NUS). Whilst this statistics is extremely troubling in itself, it is unfortunately just a small detail of a much larger issue. NHS England have […]

'Meaningful Writing' a blog post by

Meaningful Writing

It seems weird to tell people that I have a passion for writing, when I consider just how long it is since I last wrote something. I feel embarrassed when I tell people that all I’ve ever done is want to write, considering how poor I often feel my work is. When I was younger, […]

My experiences with counselling on The Hunt For Recovery by

The Hunt For Recovery

The last update on my website was about how I was starting counselling, and I have a confession to make. I dropped out. At the time I felt like a failure. I felt like I couldn’t update my website, because I wanted people to think that recovery wasn’t so difficult. I didn’t want people who would potentially […]

My 1st Counselling Session -

My First Counselling Session

After over a year of waiting and wishing for counselling, the day of my first session has arrived. In fact, I’m just back from it. I thought I would write about my experiences of my first session, and then seven weeks down the line, talk about my last session. I thought it would be informative and […]

Reflecting on 2016 -

Reflecting on 2016

For better or for worse, this year has seen me spend a lot of time in my head, reflecting on the past. At times I felt trapped in the belief that things were not progressing, or would not progress. I felt stuck at rockbottom and whilst I’m still far from being above water, I feel […]

Learn how to get more for less this Christmas by popping on over to

Get more for less this Christmas

Christmas can be an expensive time for a lot of people – we want to gift our loved ones the world, but it’s not as if we have the money to do that. While we can work overtime and save more money in previous months, to help us make Christmas more financially affordable, it can […]

Sometimes it all gets too much, a blog post by

Sometimes, it all gets too much

Sometimes, it’s hard to keep our head above the water. One minute you’re going along just fine, and life hits you like an express train. The past few months have been extremely difficult and draining for me. My job has just finished, and there seems to be no end to the “We were impressed with […]


Our Mental Health Stories

This blog post is a little different from how I would usually talk about mental health, no longer is the focus solely on me but on other people. Mental health can affect us all in very different ways, and I felt it was only fair that I highlighted some of the differences. What mental health […]

I am more than my lack of relationships

I am more than my lack of relationships

Growing up, I held myself to the most ridiculous standards – aspiring to be like the teenagers in my school and on TV shows such as Skins. I was extremely shy, socially anxious and depressed, but that didn’t stop me from craving to fit in. I spent a lot of my time dreaming about that […]


The Art Of Letting Go

For me, moving on has often felt like failure. When I think about the times I have had to move on from broken friendships, failed relationships, and missed opportunities it feels like I have given up. As if, somehow, clinging onto something painful and broken will magically fix the situation. Should I have been a […]