Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech announcing “plans to ‘transform’ attitudes to mental health, with a focus on children and young people”. Government mental health funding, awareness and reform has, unfortunately, often been left on the sidelines and has taken the brunt of many cuts and then ultimately lacking adequate funding for the volume… Continue reading Theresa May – Mental Health Reform For Young People | Will We Really See A Change?
A fear of failure is something that many of us struggle with. Especially with the increasing pressure that seems to be coming from schools and universities to get straight A’s or to finish with a first. With all this pressure, it can leave us extremely torn down and feeling as though there’s an expectation for education… Continue reading The Fear of Failure | Life in a Cardboard Box
“We should focus on reducing the fear and prejudice and replace them with acceptance, tolerance and inclusion.” -Bernice Pescosolido Mental illness. An often covert battle. Masked in layers of “I’m okay” and “I’m just tired”. A battle that is constant, fuelled by the fear of judgement and belittlement. Destroying every positive thought we have and infecting… Continue reading Making the ‘Invisible’, Visible
Each year, the International OCD Foundation hosts their OCD conference in one of the major cities within the US. “The Conference features more than 100 presentations, workshops, and seminars as well as nearly two-dozen support groups and various evening events. Our presenters include some of the most experienced and knowledgeable clinicians and researchers in the field,… Continue reading IOCDF Conference – Chicago July 2016 | I’m Presenting!
September has arrived and along with the ever increasing evidence that the sun has now left Britain for the next 5 months, we’re all back at school/college/uni. Yayyyy! Or maybe not…This can be a daunting time of year for many. Particularly due to having new classes, new teachers, new schedules, new dorms and possibly even… Continue reading Coping With School & Mental Illness
So that looming time of the year is nearly upon us again, which for students, can really only mean one thing…exams. Now exams can cause a lot of stress within themselves to almost everyone who takes them. The pressure from teachers to revise their subjects individually just that little bit more, the countless revision lectures… Continue reading Coping With OCD and Exams