It’s important to be open about mental health. However, even as someone that is able to be open about my own struggles it can still be difficult. Here I consider the issue of mental health & dating – at what point should we tell a date that we have / had mental health issues? Advertisements
I often get asked whether I am scared that depression will come back. My two bouts of depression were far and away the toughest times of my life, but no, I don’t worry that it will inevitably return like some horror-film monster. Here are a few thoughts on the question of whether depression will come … More Vlog – Will Depression Come Back?
As men we can face pressure from ourselves and society to be ‘tough’, to not show emotions or ‘weakness’. Here’s a few thoughts on why I think that’s a load of old bollocks, and why it’s so important to challenge this, with suicide being the leading cause of death among men under 45. Enjoy!
You can’t please everybody! Ah well, got to take the rough with the smooth. Still, bringing my lack of virility into it may be a touch harsh… Order your copy here and find out if she has a point! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1912218143
Do you really know just how much you are capable of? So often we can put barriers in our own way, doubts and fears that prevent us from achieving our true potential. Just take the next step, you never know how far it might lead you.
What’s a man to do when his son wakes up and tells him he has no school trousers? Oh, I know, go to Tesco and find out how incompetent you are and flap like an idiot! Enjoy, I do it so you don’t have to!
Struggling with mental health is compounded by stigma, ignorance and judgements which prevent many people from seeking the help they need. This vlog considers the importance of challenging this stigma, of raising awareness, and the reality of mental illness and taking anti-depressant medication.
One of the hardest things for us to understand is the feeling of being suicidal. We all know that life has its ups and downs and that we will go through struggles in our lives, but most people will never seriously contemplate taking their own life, and it is very difficult to understand people that … More Vlog – Understanding Suicide
Seeing a loved one struggling with a mental health problem is very difficult. People ask me how they can help a friend, partner or family member that is experiencing difficulties. I hope that this vlog offers some thoughts that might help. If there is anything that you would like to see addressed in my vlogs … More Vlog – How Do You Support Somebody With a Mental Health Problem?
Every day we see the highlight reels of countless people’s lives on social media. It’s good for us to share these happy times with our friends and family, but it can be too easy to question the reality of our own lives when comparing them to the highlights of others’. Living in the social media … More Vlog – Life, it’s Not All Sunshine, Palm Trees & Hammocks!