Mental Health Awareness Week

10-16 May is Mental Health Awareness Week, and I was delighted to hear that this year’s theme is Nature. Nature is really important for mine and I’m sure many others’ mental health. Our relationship with nature isn’t straightforward. A  2017 academic report  looked at the use of nature-related words  in popular culture and found that there was a decline of 8.7% in the use … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week

Being different

What is is like to feel different? Many people who have been afflicted by mental health problems feel that they are isolated. If someone has never experienced depression, it's difficult to understand the everlasting low moods of someone who suffers. If you are affected by social anxiety, then only you can understand why it's completely … Continue reading Being different