Today is World Mental Health Day (as you can tell by the picture above, I guess). Now, I am far from an expert on these things. Apart from my own depression and anxiety which, as I have said before, are relatively mild, I have no real experience of mental illness. However, there are a few … Continue reading A post for World Mental Health Day
The next step of my long journey to training for the Readership comes along on Tuesday as I travel to Edinburgh for a 3 hour psychological assessment. A 3 hour psychological assessment! I sometimes worry about whether I'm stable enough to keep writing this blog, so the idea of going through something like that is … Continue reading What if?
I like to think that i have a fairly positive view of human nature. I think that everyone, deep down (some much deeper than others) have a desire to do good. I honestly feel that its our instinct to help people wherever possible. This has recenlty demonstrated by the phenomenon whic is the ALS ice-bucket … Continue reading I’m just trying to help!
When someone famous dies it always causes a wave of public comment. When someone takes their own life it always causes a lack of belief or comprehension of how someone could do such a thing by those who fail to understand mental illness. So when someone famous takes their own life those comments of ignorance … Continue reading The ignorance of illness
A pilot. A professional footballer. A psychologist. A teacher. A TV presenter. An estate agent. A hypnotherapist. A Ghostbuster. An inventor. A stand-up comedian. A photographer. A journalist. Many and varied things, none of which remotely relate to what I do for a job now. But you make do. You plug on. You grin and … Continue reading What I want to do when I grow up.
"Travelling again I know exactly how it's gonna end The routine day dream starts as I get off I'm holding up the queue Because my ticket won't go through I know it should be simple but it's not So don't take my photograph Cos I don't wanna know how it looks To feel like this … Continue reading Uncomfortably Slow
On Sunday I ran a session with the youth group in my Church around Acts 9:19-31. In it, the newly converted Saul (soon to become Paul, author of a large bulk of the New Testament) starts preaching the Gospel. Many of the believers are terrified of him because he had previously persecuted Christians and was … Continue reading Encouragement