World Mental Health Day 2017

World Mental Health Day is on Tuesday 10th October 2017. This was first established in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health, an international membership organisation to advance prevention, treatment and care of mental health for all people and nations. As the theme this year is mental health in the workplace I couldn’t let […]

It’s Time to Talk Again

  It’s one year on from when I decided on Time to Talk Day 2015 that I would make more effort to overcome my real anxieties about posting things online and being more visible. I made some progress with this to start with, but there has since May been a notable silence from me. This has been mainly […]

Get the Picture

A Time to Change campaign called Get the Picture is aimed at changing the way people with mental health conditions are portrayed in the media. Pictures are very often used showing someone distressed and holding their head in their hands – hence the name ‘headclutcher’ which has been given to such images. Nearly 2,000 people took part […]

Time to Talk

Today is Time to Talk day, so a good day to start a blog on the subject of talking about mental health. Time to Talk day is organised by Time to Change, England’s largest campaign to end stigma and discrimination around mental health. The idea this year is that as many people as possible take 5 […]