Sunday, 27 November 2011

The time is now!

The tragic death of Gary Speed, like Terry Newton and thousands of other people, has once again brought mental health to the fore.

Now I have long been quite a low key advocate for talking about Mental Health and fighting the stigma that exists around it. Those that know me, know that I am happy to talk about my own mental health conditions and how we can change the way that mental health is dealt within society.
I believe that via education we can make a massive positive difference to the world.

Today's news has made my mind up to try and make more of a difference.

At this point I'd like to say that I live with OCD and Anxiety and fight an on/off battle with depression. I am by no means perfect and I have my bad days as well as my good.
I have no qualifications other than having lived with this for most of my life.

I am willing to stand in front of any size group of people and talk about my experiences and share what I have learned in therapy, in the form of tools, that may help them.

If I can help with something you are planning then drop me a line.

I'm going to try and blog some more about mental health related stuff and will end this with one thing.......

There is ALWAYS hope, talk to someone (anyone) and please don't give up.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Lost Generation? Hell no!

Why oh why have the media started labelling the young unemployed as the lost generation?
Talk about kicking them when they are down.

But more to the point it's not true.

We should be telling and showing them that a tough start does not mean the end of everything. If anything it will make you stronger and prove to future employers that you never gave up.
Yes it's crap, and I am not trying to say that there is any spiritual wealth in hardship and poverty, but the sooner that you realise the life is often going to be crap the happier you will be in the long run ( sounds crackers but it's true believe me).

So if you are young (or not) and struggling to find work then don't give up, never give up because it will come good in the end no matter how unlikely it may seem right now.



Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A quick post to freshen up the page

Hello dear reader,

I just wanted to quash rumours of my demise with a quick post.

The world at the moment fills me with both joy and despair in equal measure and I can feel my writing mojo returning so expect more updates soon.

Rock on and take care out there :)