Time to Get Outdoors, Whatever the Weather….

I guess it is stating the obvious to say that the weather has a massive impact on our mood.  When the sun shines we generally feel better than when it is wet windy and grey. Normally I don’t mind a bit of rain and wind; after all, us Brits are used to it (sniggers fromContinue reading “Time to Get Outdoors, Whatever the Weather….”

The Benefits Brick Wall.

For most of 2019 I have been fighting with the Department for Work and Pensions, trying to find out why they are persisting with a rubbish benefits system that simply doesn’t work for people with mental health disabilities. Initially the fight was regarding Employment Support Allowance (ESA) benefits, in particular the Work Capability Assessment (WCA)Continue reading “The Benefits Brick Wall.”

Anxiously Stepping into 2020.

Usually I head into a new year with a level of optimism and hope, and 2019 was no exception.  While I was still struggling with my mental health I had plans and ideas that I thought would change things, especially financially. The end of 2019 was bumpy to say the least; notably, I had startedContinue reading “Anxiously Stepping into 2020.”

Is This Why People Give Up?

A couple of weeks ago I contacted the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service (They offer talking therapies and are part of the East London NHS Foundation Trust) to try and get some additional help for my anxiety and depression. I was originally given their leaflet by my GP because I asked him about finding additional help; youContinue reading “Is This Why People Give Up?”

Getting Back Into Running.

Over the last couple of months I have really fallen out of love with running; I can’t really explain why, but all motivation evaporated, and I hit rock bottom with it. Kim thought that maybe I was just tired and needed a rest; which made sense considering all the running I have done over theContinue reading “Getting Back Into Running.”