Vlog: Antidepressant Withdrawal – Tablets & Tantrums!

To quote the lyrics of ‘Marblehead Johnson’ by The Bluetones, ‘Tonight I’m wound tighter than a watch spring, tonight you owe my patience quite a debt…’ Well, that’s not strictly true, because right now I have no patience AT ALL. In my latest update I talk about the ongoing challenges of withdrawal from antidepressants – … More Vlog: Antidepressant Withdrawal – Tablets & Tantrums!

Vlog: Coming Off Antidepressants – Not a Barrel Of Laughs!

I posted a couple of days ago about coming off anti-depressants. I felt great. The last couple of days… not so much!  In trying to raise awareness of issues around mental health I think it’s important to be honest. That means being able to highlight when things aren’t feeling great, and to show that managing … More Vlog: Coming Off Antidepressants – Not a Barrel Of Laughs!

Vlog: I’m Coming Off Antidepressants – and Look, I’m Still Me!

There are a many misconceptions about antidepressants. People seem to think that they turn you into a different person. Well, they helped to turn me from a very ill person to a well person, but they didn’t turn me into somebody else, and they didn’t change my personality (whether that’s for better or for worse … More Vlog: I’m Coming Off Antidepressants – and Look, I’m Still Me!

Vlog: It’s Coming Home Kids! – What We Can Learn from England’s Lions

World Cup 2018 – hope, glory, passion – who’d have thought it?!?  No achievement comes easily, we can face fear, adversity and even humiliation along the way. For Gareth Southgate it was missing a penalty in the semi final of Euro 96, for me it was having a public breakdown in front of over 100 … More Vlog: It’s Coming Home Kids! – What We Can Learn from England’s Lions

Vlog – Who’s a Tough Guy?

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!