Mental health medication.

Hello Blog,

I was requested to write a blog post on my medication that I take.

About 18 months ago It was suggested that I began to take medication, I was very apprehensive and nervous for the idea. Here I am, 18 months on and I can honestly say, despite the comments or shaming to medication; I honestly wouldn’t be as strong as  am today without it.

I started off having a consultation with my mental health doctor who recommended I began taking Sertraline.

Sertraline: Sertraline is a type of antidepressant known as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). It is often used to treat depression, and also sometimes panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

I began taking 50mg a day. This was a huge step for me, as I was so scared to be putting new hormones, and chemicals into my body.

With medication, you are usually advised to give it 2 to 3 weeks to ‘enter your system’ before assessing whether you feel it has worked in a positive manner.

After noticing a positive effect for some time, I realised that being on medication was helping me to keep my head above the water. It hasn’t made me better, but I find that I can control my emotions better, I can battle each day with more motivation and I can be braver. You can do this too!

I would advise not to read into the side effects and details of medication on a high level, because this can be daunting and you must remember that you have been advised (by a specialist) to try the drug for a positive outcome. It is not a magic pill and will take time and patience to work.


Around 10 months ago, I had another update with my doctor, and I realised perhaps it would be beneficial if I tried 100mg, instead of 50mg. This was simply, just because I had dipped a little more in my depression.

Although, It has helped me moving onto a stronger medication, this makes it even more important to take each tablet everyday. This has become a part of my day, and I personally like to take this at night because I yawn as a side effect of taking the tablet. This means that I can relax a little more at night, before I switch off and head to bed . It is also important that I take the tablet at roughly the same time each evening, as the drug is a strong hormone in my body (for my body mass, against the strength of the tablet) that I need to make sure the right amount is being balanced in my body, not too much, but enough. Not taking the tablet can result in different withdrawal symptoms for different people. For me, missing my tablet for even one day, I can feel my mental strength deteriorate, and this is scary. Taking tablets is important.

Being advised to take medication does not make you weak, this does not make you a failure but this makes you strong for realising that you my need a helping hand. This is fine, I promise.

Back sooner than you think, Blog

Liss xx




Coping- My first week at college

Hello Blog,

On September the 4th I started college.

12 month’s ago I was told I would never be able to sit a GCSE but I passed 9 of them, with two A’s, a B, and three C’s. I qualified for college.

I decided that I was ready to take a leap back into mainstream education after two years, and I was petrified. I coped during my first week (I say the adrenaline was enough to fuel me for the week) , but anxiety is till laying dormant in me; and as I sit here now my hands are clammy and my legs are shaking- I’m anxious. But, I’m here.

The main factor, for me, of coping this week is self persuasion, perseverance and confidence. Many of you will already be aware that my favourite quote is “fake it ’til you make it” and this is exactly how I get through day by day.

Today has highlighted my need for putting on that fake smile, carrying my head high with confidence that isn’t really there, and that is because I need to get through the day. I started college at 9am and I don’t finish until 4:30pm, I need to be strong. I will be strong.

I am breaking down my day hour by hour, which isn’t even the length of a lesson, but I need to take baby steps to get me through. The thought of staying here until 4:30 is honestly petrifying. College is nice, it’s a modern building, the people are nice and my lessons are great but it doesn’t stop my anxiety trying to override my happiness for being here. The strength I have portrayed over the last week wouldn’t have even entered my head just three months ago. I need to feel proud.

You need to feel proud too. It doesn’t matter how big or small something is, it’s for you, in your heart and in your head that it matters and I hope you can allow yourself to feel proud.

Passing a smile on is invaluable to your day…

Throughout my day, I like to ‘people watch’ and this often makes me realise I am not necessarily alone in feeling isolated or anxious. I find it really heart warming to pass a smile on to someone, you will quickly realise a smile can spread.

Managing your week in small steps:

An effective way I like to cope with my week, the work I have and the places I must be is to break it down to small sections that feel manageable.  I can’t stand feeling overwhelmed with work and have quickly realised this is the way of college life, therefore, whilst I still feel an element of control, I must get a routine in place. Routine is great.

Making friends!

I find making friends super difficult because of my nerves and self confidence, but take this as advice from someone who’s scared…. I MADE FRIENDS. Soon I realised that everyone didn’t know I had anxiety, so I put that brave (fake) smile and just beamed this confidence that I didn’t really have. Totally worked though… You know you can definitely do this too. Everyone is so lovely, and is in the same boat as you.  I soon realised everyone wasn’t staring at me…


A week on.

Hello blog, ok, well a week has passed and I want to express my happiness. I have continued to cope with college and (so far) keep up with the work that A levels consist of.

I wanted to wait a few days after writing the beginning of this blog to show that I accomplished the day and anxiety did not accomplish me. Remember what I always say; you can do this too.


small, tiny and growing steps will get me through, but for now I’m smiling.

speak soon blog,

Liss xx

Coping with Bereavement-Sudden death.

Hello Blog,

I’ve been gone a while because of personal reasons that include a sudden death of a loved one.

I felt it would be so important to share with you my ways that I have chosen to cope and to grieve over the past month, as it may be relatable, helpful or just useful to know.

Death is horrible, it’s terrifying and it could smack any of us in the face when we are least expecting it. But, unfortunately that is the cycle of life, it is natural and without death our world could not continue.

How I’m coping:

Dealing with death and bereavement is the toughest thing a human will probably ever have to face, and myself, being a young and vulnerable 16 year old, never thought I’d have to face the day of being told a close loved one had committed suicide, due to mental health issues.


Why are our brains so cruel?

Mental health receives it’s stigma but it is one of the most lethal killers.

I have chosen to keep many of my thoughts and feelings close to me, and only share with my closest family and select friends. I have received fantastic support from my psychologist, too. For this I am eternally grateful.

“What do I do if something like this ever happened to me?”

If you should find yourself in the position of receiving stomach churning news of death, these steps could help you cope in those moments:

Shock: Expect yourself to feel shocked, this can take a while to absorb any kind of belief of the trauma (here I am, one month later and I still can’t process it- I’m still in a shocked state).

Company: It’s crucially important you don’t find yourself alone in this situation, make sure to stay close to someone you trust, this means that you’re able to reach out to anyone at anytime. For your own safety and others, it’s better to not be alone.

Emotion: Many emotions will hit your body like a tonne of bricks for some length of time after the news of death. Frustration, Confusion, Anger, Tears, Uncertainty are all emotions I have felt, and continue to do so. I have been told that this is normal during the grieving process. It’s also normal to not know what you’re feeling. Personally, I am suffering days where the only emotion I feel is “numbness”, this is ok, too.

Avoid avoidance(!): Ignoring your true feelings, and not acknowledging what has happened is the most unhealthy way of being during bereavement. Don’t avoid yourself, your feelings and the emotions that need to be released from your soul. It’s super cleansing and will help (in the long run) to flush the thoughts, understanding and feelings through your body.

Closure: I am yet to do so, but saying a ‘goodbye’ is a key part to recovering from such tragic news. Circumstances meant that I did not attend the funeral, but this does not mean that my memory of them shall just float away. The process of closure is important as it allows the body to begin accepting death, loss and mourning. Hopefully, after a personal closure ceremony, my heart will feel less bruised at the thought of being able to say goodbye. Sudden death means that the chance to prepare ourselves to say goodbye doesn’t happen, but it’s good if you can still face that at some point during the grieving process. Allow yourself time to come round to the idea as it isn’t something that can be easily done, immediately after the news.

Take each minute as it comes: Understandably, the thought of facing each day is horrendously daunting through the raw period after tragic news. Don’t bother trying to face a day at a time, or even hour. Minutes matter- each minute past is another you’ve coped.

Getting help: The importance of reaching out for help is one of the coping factors. Countless amounts of people will willingly support you through such a tough time, do not choose to suffer alone. Doctors, online help, friends family members even a pet is a great way to communicate with someone in whatever way is helpful, to ease the heavy, worn out and torn apart feelings from your body.


I honestly hope that my words come across as helpful, and the advice I have given you is useful. I am still suffering a lot of low moods, emotional turns, confusion etc. Slowly but surely the pain is easing and I am ready to start sharing my experience with all of you.


Thank you so much if you got to the end of this very lengthy blog, but I haven’t chatted on here in a while!

I know the loved one used to LOVE reading my blog, so this one is dedicated to you, Angel.

7th January 1996 31st May 2017 ❤

Back to you soon blog,

Liss xx


Creating positivity out of the negativity

Hello Blog,

Trying to be positive for the majority of time is so tough. What we must try not to do is wallow in the negativity because this will make you feel so much worse… (obviously).

Our life brings the ups and downs, which is almost obvious; what isn’t obvious is the useful ways in which we can help ourselves or the people we are surrounded by.

When we have no explanation to being sad, it is impossible to tell people around us why we are down. This may result in distancing ourselves from those we love, or being extra cautious/argumentative/questioning. It also could mean that your body craves more reassurance from those we love and trust. It’s hard, I know it is.

Following a few steps and reminding yourself of a couple  of mental notes can make the world of difference. It won’t cure you of this sadness or negativity but it will ease the mental pain, I promise.

  • Ask yourself ‘what am I getting worked up about?’. It’s helpful to physically write these things on a bit of paper, scribble them down and then ask yourself ‘are each of these fact or opinion?’. For example, “I’m worried that I’m drifting from my closest friend” that would be opinion, its a worry, lets be rational to ensure we don’t get ourselves easily wound up about these things. Jot down the ‘worst’ worry on your list and see how you can change that to be less of a worry. Sometimes this will require talking to someone, or having some breathing space, writing/drawing the worries, etc. Slowly, you will find yourself crossing the worries out, one by one.
  • Allow yourself some time to yourself. This is so important in all aspects of life, but getting some fresh air and having some time away from normality and the rush of reality will really benefit you physically and mentally.
  • Keep a realistic routine. By this I don’t mean that your every move has to be a military operation, but keeping time on your side,  not overloading yourself will really help you to feel less pressure. Pressure comes with negativity.
  • Take every negative and make a positive. For every time you have a negative thought or feeling, use that as an alarm bell in your mind that you need a splash of positivity in your life. This could be talking to yourself to create a bad situation into one that feels a bit more manageable. For example ‘I really struggled to not feel panicky during that lesson.’-negative. Positive- ‘I’m so pleased that I managed to have the courage to give that lesson my best shot, regardless of how my brain is making me feel’. Another way of battling the negative thoughts would be to face them straight on. This isn’t always easy, and it does take courage but the end result can be so exhilarating.


Negativity is one of the most draining emotion/feeling. I really hope that you reading this right now can override a negative thought in your mind to a positive one.

If I can be of any help to any one of you, I would love to have a chat with you. Please get in contact on facebook, or any other social media that you choose. Let’s bring this world more positivity and love.

Talk soon blog,

Liss xx


Why so much mental health stigma?!

Hello Blog,

Firstly I would love to thank everyone for continuing to read and share my blog posts, I am eternally grateful.

I believe that mental health isn’t spoken about enough. Since my parents were young, mental health has become a lot more acceptable in society, although, I still believe it has a huge amount of disbelief and hate towards it today.

If your friend broke there leg, you would call an ambulance. If your brother had cancer, you would take him to his chemotherapy. If your neighbour was elderly you would pick them up a loaf of bread from the shop. Helping somebody goes without question.

We all like to help those we love, and those we care about when we can see the pain that our loved ones have to go through, but what is not thought about and cared about is the pain people suffer through racing thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Sadly, our society is so blind to the mental health issues most of us go through at some point in our lives. Anxiety is seen as being “a bit too nervous” or “over reacting”, depression is seen as being “a cry baby” or “a bit down in the dumps” schizophrenia is seen as “attention seeking”, OCD is seen as being “weird” or a “health freak”. This is so wrong. So, so wrong.

Unfortunately, many people will only be able to sympathise for others if they suffer themselves, as it is often the only way in mental health, that people understand one another.

Why can’t we talk about mental health? It’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of.

Often people get scared away of speaking out about issues, experiences or what they may require help for, but this shouldn’t be the case.

If you feel like you’re struggling, and can’t reach out to anyone- speak up immediately. Don’t bottle up something that could be potentially life threatening. Additionally, if you notice someone around you, in your life, who seems to need some help, offer to get them support.

As I say, I guarantee every person I know would attempt to save somebody’s life if it were a heart attack. Suicidal thoughts should not be any different. They’re just as important, if not more so as the sufferer is often battling alone.

Let’s talk about mental health.

Please please please speak up, directly message myself or seek help online if you are struggling in silence. Do not be ashamed.

Mental health can’t be banished, but we must banish the stigma that is created by such a large and current topic in today’s world.

Speak soon, Blog,

Liss xx

Managing anxiety and low mood during exams.

Hello Blog,

Long time- no see. I have my GCSE exams fast approaching and therefore my blog has not been at the top of my priorities.

Managing exam stresses can easily increase your anxiety levels, including some people who are lucky enough to not frequently suffer from anxiety in their day to day life can experience high anxiety during stressful times of their life like this, with expectations flying through the roof.

The aim for this blog is to jot a few ideas and tips into your head, that I find useful, for the build up to your exams (or, if you’re not taking exams, these tips could come in handy for other stressful times of your life).


  • I LOVE making lists, being organised, planning out. This is a personal preference, but I think it’s a crucial part of feeling more ‘in control’ of situations.

Making lists is really healthy; find yourself a nice notebook/planner/calendar and write notes for yourself to remember, things you want to achieve, places you need to be. Additionally; an inspiring quote is always a lovely way to brighten up your planner.

By planning the times ahead, you will feel as though your brain is organised and this will not make you feel so startled when you suddenly realise your last piece of coursework is due in 12 hours(!)


  • Being clean and tidy has many helpful and effective factors. By tidying your personal space/desk/bedroom this will help to de clutter your work space and your mind! Keeping your work space clean will keep you feeling clean, and therefore, healthy.
  • Treating yourself to changing your bed sheets more often will (hopefully) result in a good night sleep, and this is a vital part of feeling ready to learn and study.

Overall, tidying is a therapeutic physical activity, and I personally find it super helpful.

Looking after yourself:

  • During the exam period, our bodies get tired and worn out, our brains are overloaded with work everyday, and we are more or less expected to be healthy and happy during this time too. In my experiences, I know that being tired exposes me to more anxiety and makes me feel more vulnerable.

There are simple and effective ways to look after yourself during a stressful time in your life, but you MUST ensure to do it, as without a bit of ‘me time’ , TLC and self love, your body will feel more vulnerable to shutting down, anxiety and breakdowns. The aim is to avoid these.

I love to; treat myself to a chocolate bar (or 3…), a bubbly bath, a fun day with  family/friends, listening to music really loud and drowning out all my worries, go for a walk, go shopping, ride Taffi, put make up on and make myself feel nice etc. Again, many of these ideas are personal preference but I know I couldn’t cope without escaping everyday life for these times, they’re SO important.

Please look after your body, you only have one.

Managing time well:

  • Managing time isn’t easy, but small steps at a time is a good way to get started. Be careful not to overload yourself with too much work all at once. A good way is to lay it all out in front of you and organise it into small sections. Focus on 30 minutes once or twice a day 5 days a week. This  is a sensible amount, any more than this will (again) expose you to anxiety that is easily avoidable.
  • Pretty pens, coloured paper and fun revision notes are also a great way to make it seem less formal, and more manageable.


I’m aware I have rambled on for a while, but I felt that I needed to share all these points with you.

I may write a blog post on how to cope during an exam?!

Anyway, I hope you’re well- whoever you are and wherever you are.

You’re doing great. Speak soon blog,

Liss xx

Am I having an anxiety attack?

Hello Blog,

Some don’t even know they’re panicking. This could be mistaken for a heart attack, or sometimes even, that they’re dying. DON’T WORRY. A panic attack cannot kill you. Yes, it will feel like it can, but it’s like you’re trekking up a mountain and once you get to the top, you have to come back down again! You’re not having a heart attack, a stroke, or whatever that ‘devil’ in your head is trying to tell you that you have. It doesn’t exist. That devil is fake, and it is simply trying to win the better of you.

We must prove it wrong. You’re better than that. Yes you are.

If you find yourself panicking, or have had a panic; I need you to hold on tight to these positive thoughts, and follow my simple steps below. This should help you to come down from that mountain, however steep it may be.

(I’m no professional, but these steps help me, and other people that I know. Try them, they may help you.)

Think about the fact, not the thought: How many times have I been sick in the last 12 months? Instead of thinking: This isn’t a panic, I’m ill.

Breath. Breathing is one of the main parts of a panic attack. Abnormal breathing can lead to dizziness, this is likely to increase the anxiety and make the panic worse.

Breath in for 7 seconds. Hold. Breath out for 11 seconds.

This may be difficult to begin with, but it is an incredibly good way to get your breathing under control again. Failing that, singing a song, or simply talking through the alphabet, colours etc. will help you. It’s about control.

Ground yourself. Look around you. This is hard, I know the feeling, but do it. No one is looking and if they are, they are simply admiring your strength. Look around and name 5 things that catch your eye (e.g shoe colour, tree, car, dog, phone-box) Again, this is a brilliant way of distracting yourself, and it’s helping you to be in control of where your mind is wandering.

The waves. I often find that the panic will come in waves, and when a wave comes on it is so horrible. REMEMBER THIS: you survived all the other panics you had, you can survive another. You’ve got this.

A panic cannot last forever. During the attack this can seem unbelievable, but it is FACT a panic can only last 25 minutes, maximum. Let the panic come, fight it and say to yourself “you won’t beat me”.

Time won’t stand still, and when you can look back on your strength, allow yourself to feel so proud. You’ve battled with one of the hardest things to exist- Your own mind.

Ask for help. Some people like to be alone, and have space during an attack. Personally, I like to have the reassurance of somebody with me, whether it be stranger or loved one. If you find yourself in public, don’t be afraid to ask a shop assistant, etc for some help to calm down. We are all human.

You are strong. You will beat this. Keep fighting.

Back to you soon, Blog,

Liss xx


Finding your feet- New year ’17

Hello Blog,

Admittedly, it has been a while since I came on here to have a chat! One of my main targets for 2017, is to aim to write 2 blogs a month. This is do-able…I hope!

I know that I have mixed emotions at the beginning of a year, and I know that I am not alone. Starting a new year can be both good, and bad. Both, exciting and scary.

I am certainly a prime example of a person who does not cope well with change, or an adjustment to my daily routine; even down to the food I eat, the time I wake up etc , can easily cause me anxiety. Again, I am aware I’m not alone.

I have a few simple things I keep stored in my mind, or I do at the beginning of a new year, to try and turn those nasty, negative feelings into positive thoughts.

  • Don’t pressure yourself to plan ahead. (As much as its lovely to have things to look forward to, coming up in the calendar, I personally find planning ahead daunting and it causes me anxiety by thinking of all the “if’s” and “but’s”.) It just isn’t worth it, so take things in a steady pace.
  • Be organised. This could apply to many people in many different ways, but for me, it’s ensuring that all my revision/work is complete on time, cleaning, being on time to work, organise my personal space in a way that does not make me feel claustrophobic or cluttered.

*A tidy area, causes for a tidy mind*

  • Don’t sweat the small stuff. This simply means to take a deep breath and ‘let it all go’. By taking your life, one step, one day, one hour at a time; you can enjoy the moment/day/event without panicking or not enjoying things for other ‘crap’ going around your head.
  • Have a ‘tool box’- but DON’T beat yourself up by using this form of ‘panic button’. By this I mean; it’s normal for things to go wrong, it’s healthy to cry, it’s ok to need help. We aren’t robots! So, have some coping techniques, that you can keep with you wherever you are, whatever time of day. These can be both physical and mental notes/techniques.

If you’re struggling to think of handy tools for YOUR tool box, I will list some of mine. But please remember, we are all different and cope in various ways!

My tool box:


  1. Chewing Gum
  2. Hand Sanitizer
  3. Pen and Paper (Art/Make a list)
  4. Something I can eat (usually during a panic I like to get rid of the panic taste in my mouth)
  5. Drink
  6. A hug
  7. Sleep. It’s so important, as this is what will get us re energised and ready for the day. Allow yourself half an hour before bed without your phone/iPad etc, this helps your body to unwind, and relax. Enjoy 7-9 hours per night.



  1. Breathing techniques
  2. Smiling
  3. Looking around me, and realising I’m ok. I’m not going to die from this panic/meltdown
  4. Reassuring myself
  5. Asking for help
  6. Chill. Take a hot shower, make a nice drink, and enable yourself to take some time out.
  • Don’t over-do it! Sounds so simple, and so easy to get yourself wound up in plans, commitments, work…anything! If we overload our diaries, we are overloading our minds. Don’t feel selfish to need time to yourself, and ground yourself, remind yourself of who is most important in this. You.
  • Stand up in the morning and simply say to yourself. I can do this. I am going to love my life today. “Whatever the day throws at me, I will show it strength and prove to everyone around me, and most importantly, myself- I am stronger than you believe”. At the end of he day, the only person you need to please, is yourself.

Most of this blog has been about not overloading, and taking things steady, whilst you ease yourself back into normality.

Find your feet, find that motivation, that smile. Stick two fingers to your negative thoughts, and all those people who think you can’t and prove…YOU CAN.

See you soon, Blog,

Liss xx

Separation anxiety.

Hello Blog,

Separation anxiety has been quite a big struggle for me, even from a very young age. It’s only been in the recent months I’ve come to realise that it’s been going on longer than I realised.

Separation anxiety can be common for people from a very young age, to very old. It’s not always just leaving your mum in the playground when you were 5. For me I have always had trouble being away from people I am close to/trust for a period of time. Since my anxiety and especially depression has been heightened, so has my separation anxiety. I often rely on the people around me as my ‘safety bubble’ and so; when they are not there for whatever reason, this can be very difficult to deal with.

When I was still at my other school, struggling with mental health issues, my separation anxiety had a big impact on the fact I couldn’t leave mum. It would make me shut down, shake, be emotional, anxious, and not be able to cope.

Having worked REALLY hard over the last 9 months or so to conquer my issues, separating from someone is still such a difficulty. This makes me seem less independent than I want to be; I rely  on mum/dad to come with me wherever I feel I can’t be by myself. Going to parties/peoples houses can be so difficult. Whenever a member of my ‘safety bubble’ has left me, my anxiety increases.

Of course I cannot stop my loved ones from going away, so I have to try and set myself goals and activities to do in order to distract my mind away from it.

  • I like to focus on:
  • Being with Taffi as much as I can in that time.
  • Busy myself with things like tidying.
  • Enjoy some time to myself (‘me time’ is important as it allows you to recharge those batteries!)
  • Partake in some sport, release endorphins and take my mind off everything.
  • TLC, look after myself and eat lots of chocolate!!

At the end of the day, separation anxiety may never go away for me, but I am trying to find a way to deal with it. I hope that, if you suffer from this too, that you find a way to deal with it as it is so uncomfortable at the time but to go through it just shows so much strength.

You’re doing great.

Back to you soon Blog,

Liss xx


World Mental Health Day and Dark Winter Mornings- Hello again!

Hello Blog,

It’s been a while, but no, I haven’t given up on my blog. I didn’t want the pressures of writing up a blog over the summer, but now I’d like to get back into a weekly post.  I hope you’re still enjoying reading these.

As tomorrow (10th of October) is world mental health day, I thought  would use that as an excuse to say welcome back!

Things have been a little up and down with my moods, and this time of year can be difficult to cope with the change in weather, and cold, dark winter coming. I LOVE WINTER; but i do struggle. I find it hard to get the motivation to want to leave my warm, cosy, bed on a monday morning and grey days can be so depressing- doesn’t everyone hate this though?

I have a sad lamp. These are a GOD SEND!! If you are like me and struggle with dark mornings, I recommend this. It’s a simple bed side lamp that is used especially for people who struggle with their moods when waking up. When you set your alarm (e.g for 7am) by (6:30am) the light will start to rise very gradually. This helps your body to wake up before you open your eyes, sounds crazy but last winter I couldn’t have coped without it!


Mental health can effect anyone, some suffer silently and some are brave enough to share their story . I personally, want to share my story purely to help others as I feel I should give something back to others who help me.

Tomorrow is an important day, I wanted to put a few simple bullet points to help anyone struggling at this time:

Eat well: Eating healthily will help your mood but if you’re not feeling great tomorrow; go to the shop, buy your favourite snack and DON’T feel guilty eating it, it’s your treat!

Look out for others: If you’re noticing someone around you not feeling so great, maybe find the appropriate time to talk to them, they can find this so helpful, and it’s extremely caring.

Look after yourself: When being too busy looking after your loved ones you can often forget to look after yourself, this is equally as important. Do something to make you happy, take 5 minutes out of your day and just think about you.

We all have mental health: We all have mental health, just the same as we do physical health, sometimes the judgement people fear is the reason for not getting the help they may need. We need to spread the word.

It’s ok not to be Ok. It’s healthy to cry, don’t hide it.


The YoungMinds charity are promoting wearing Yellow tomorrow for the day, I am going to try my hardest to find something of this colour, i feel so grateful of the help I recieve and that young people’s mental health IS taken seriously. If you can, please do this too. #HelloYellow.

The charity MIND are fundraising to help adults and children get the help they need.

Text MIND to 70660 to give £3

Text costs £3 plus network charge. Mind receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Customer care 020 8215 2243 Charity no. 219830.

The link to the website for more details and donation options is here:


Back to you soon, Blog,

Lis x