Hey you wonderful people! I hope you’ve had a brilliant January so far, and that you’re being kind to yourselves.
I’ve been away for a while, figuring things out, working on some projects, and getting my head together after quite a trying time over Christmas. It’s been a time of reflection, humble beginnings and organising wonderful things for 2016. There are things in the works, and so soon too!
I’m giving a presentation to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (which was rescheduled from December) in the next couple of weeks. Last year I met some amazing people when I went down to the BBC to discuss mental health on Radio 4, and one of those inspiring folk was Dr Shirley Reynolds. She is a brilliant woman, and asked if I’d be interested in working with the trust, as they are hoping to expand here in the North of the UK. Of course I said yes!
Also, my business Keep Real is working on a collaboration with a non-profit called Heads Above The Waves (you can check out the interview I did with Si the Managing Director here), which I’m extremely excited about! I’ll be mentioning them in my presentation, as they are doing some amazing work raising awareness for mental health, and providing information and hope to those who seek it ❤
Thank you for staying with me while I’ve been away, I’ve been seeing that folk are still checking out my blog- and it truly means a lot.
Sending all my love, and as always- keep real! x
Hi folks! Here’s a quick reminder that I’ll be on the radio this evening at 9pm (GMT)! It’s for a new series of ‘All in the Mind’ for BBC Radio 4 with Claudia Hammond, which will be discussing teenage mental health here in the UK. There is increased awareness of mental health, as we have programmes talking about it a little bit more, however- there is a rise in teen mental health problems. Here’s the infographic for the programme this evening!
As evidence accumulates that mental health problems are on the rise amongst adolescents, are services keeping up? Claudia Hammond is joined by a panel of experts to discuss teenage mental health.
Professor Shirley Reynolds, Dr Dickon Bevington, Kimberley Robinson and Sarah Hulyer discuss the pressures teenagers face and how the mental health of our adolescents is changing. They also offer thoughts on how services could be reshaped to cope with this changing demand and what parents can do to help their teenagers.
I talk about my experiences of mental health problems concerning anxiety and thoughts on what can be changed. I don’t want to give too much away! I’m so humbled to be part of the discussion, and on the flippin’ BBC!! It is so so important.
Here’s the link to the programme: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06kch0z
If you do miss it, you can download it as a podcast at 10pm or any time/day/week after. It will be available after the first broadcast, so please give it a listen! The repeat broadcast will be Wednesday at 3.30pm (GMT)
Sending all my good lil vibes to you, and as always – keep real! Let me know if you catch the programme and tell me what you think! ❤ x
Hey folks! Sorry it’s been a few days since I did a post- but with life getting in the way (as it does!), it’s hard to find a time to sit down and type some good things up! So here’s what I’ve been getting up to…
Next Tuesday I will be on BBC Radio 4 with Claudia Hammond for ‘All in the Mind’ discussing mental health in teenagers. Exciting times!!! I will post a link nearer the time, but if you’d like to check out the infographic, you can do so here. Discussing on a panel of wonderful souls concerning mental health was such a humbling experience. Raising awareness is so important, and it was nice to share parts of my story too. Be sure to tune in on the 27th at 9pm!
I’ve really been focusing on establishing my goods brand Keep Real as a concrete idea, ready to process all my thoughts and ideas into something I think has masses of potential. Once it’s out there, I really hope you love it! Just gotta have the drive and faith to create ❤ I’ve been taking in all the inspiration from my lovely home in Yorkshire, which you’ll see through the brand as a collection.
This week has also been part of a job search, as I had my second interview at Hollister Co as a Manager in Training. I have my fingers and toes crossed- and I am extremely thankful for whatever way it sways. What a beautiful brand to be interviewed by!
I’m taking every day as it comes, going with the flow and being kind to myself. I am feeling all kinds of good fuzzy vibes lately, and I hope it continues into next week.
I hope this post finds you well, and that your week has been good to you so far!
Sending all my ❤ to you, and as always – keep real! x