What I want you to know about eating disorders

What I want you to know about eating disorders

It is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Here are six things I'd like the world to know about eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious mental health illnesses There are three things in this statement I want to highlight. The first is that eating disorders are mental health issues. There may be physical side-effects, as there are [...]

5 delightful books to boost children’s mental health and make you smile

5 delightful books to boost children’s mental health and make you smile

There are lots of books to help children with their mental health and, if you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll know that I think they can be pretty great self-help for grown-ups too! Here are five of my favourites to help children cope with feelings of anger, anxiety, depression, grief and low-self-esteem. To [...]

Feeling stuck? How to find a new perspective.

Feeling stuck? How to find a new perspective.

I used to work at a mental health charity with a lovely lady called Diane. She often talked to people about climbing mountains. "When you spend all your time looking up", she would say, "you miss out on seeing how far you have come". Setting big goals can be exciting. Sometimes it is necessary. But the higher the mountain, the more likely we are to feel that we have made no progress. Here are my top tips for finding a new perspective of progress when you feel as though you're going nowhere fast.