Earlier this year I met the very lovely – and utterly compelling – Violet Fenn. It’s fair to say she’s one of my top internet crushes. Ellen very kindly invited me to write a guest post about my strange employment combination. But I have no idea where to start. Some days it does […]
Mental health carnival: Stroking the black dog…
Guest post: on depression and talking therapies
Caron Lindsay who blogs at Caron’s Musings responds to news that Nick Clegg has ring fenced £400million to help people with depression and anxiety with a touching personal story. Imagine you’re trapped at the bottom of a seemingly endless mine shaft. There is no light, and the walls are like glass and you can’t get […]
Guest post: On depression and cancer…
Audrey Birt, Director for Scotland of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, was herself recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has written this piece to join in the mental heath carnival. In my own blog, I discuss how I was diagnosed with early breast cancer twice in my life and how breast cancer treatment helped me overcome […]
Guest post: It was the summer of 2011 and the city streets were burning.
Michelle White has sent this piece in to join in the mental health carnival.It was the summer of 2011 and the city streets were burning. People called it a perfect storm, recession, poverty, racial tensions and balmy nights. I watched in horror as places of my childhood were destroyed. It felt as though England was […]