Background I moved home to Belfast, Northern Ireland in July of this year. I thought for sure when I moved home that things would be fine, I’d get housed quickly by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) and I would be able to slowly piece my life back together. Boy/Girl/Non-Binary was I wrong! I moved […]
Disclaimer Whilst I am studying psychology and counselling, this does not make me a qualified psychologist or counsellor. If you are experiencing symptoms that you think may be related to PTSD then please contact your GP at your earliest convenience. The thoughts and comments contained within this post are my own and everyone’s experience will […]
Amy writes: This year has flown by, and we’ll soon be entering the festive season. While for most of us, the Christmas period is a wonderful time where we enjoy spending time with family, eating and drinking too much, and exchanging gifts. However, for a number of us, the festive season can be incredibly difficult.
Emily writes: Narrowing it down to just my 5 favourite nuggets of wisdom has been incredibly hard… but I’ve managed it (eventually)! So, before I ramble on any longer, here’s Meredith Grey’s top 5 nuggets of wisdom, and the lessons I’ve learnt from them.
I’m not a teacher, nor have I ever had the desire to become one. Even the thought of one day being a lecturer at a local university sends my stomach into flips. It’s not that I hate the idea of teaching, it’s all the responsibility that comes with it. This is especially true in regards to the responsibility surrounding mental health.
In June 2016, I reluctantly made the decision to start taking medication for my OCD. I’ve openly discussed it with my mental health related posts, but I haven’t actually talked about the reasons why I left it for so long. For today’s post, I’m going to talk a little more about it, along with how […]
I struggle with self care. There’s a number of reasons why that is – finding the time is definitely the main one. I often feel guilty when it comes to taking some time out for myself. Mainly because I know there’s so many other things that I ought to be doing. One half of my […]
The party season can often put immense pressure on all of us. Whether you end up feeling overwhelmed with the amount of stuff you’ve got on, or you’re anxious about something in particular, festive anxiety is increasingly common. My OCD means I’m no stranger to anxiety during the party season, but mine mainly revolves around […]
When you have an education the skys the limit, in terms of job opportunity, and confidence. Life’s all about confidence, without which, makes it hard to even get started in the first place. Whether you’re a college student, or a graduate student, or trying to get your PhD, you’ll go through many phases throughout your […]