How to actually help your mental friend

Lots of people claim to care about mental illness, but not everyone can or will do something about it. If you really want to help someone with mental health problems, here’s how. Look for the signs If someone is mentally ill, they will probably do their best to hide it. This is particularly true ifContinue reading “How to actually help your mental friend”

My weekend at Barcamp: an honest review

I spent all of last weekend at Barcamp Manchester 9. Now, I know you might have a couple of questions. What is a Barcamp Manchester 9? Why weren’t you spending the weekend with your family? I’ll answer the second one first – because they’re really annoying. I’m only joking, they’re lovely and literally my favouriteContinue reading “My weekend at Barcamp: an honest review”

The Power of Change: learning to live as a “weirdo” [talk notes]

Here you can find all the sources and resources I used to prepare my talk, along with mental health help, and the list of people who helped me. If you enjoyed the talk, please endorse me on LinkedIn, and recommend me for future events. If you prefer to give feedback anonymously, you can do itContinue reading “The Power of Change: learning to live as a “weirdo” [talk notes]”

Upping your star chart game

I wrote a post on here about star charts. If you haven’t read it yet, go and read it now, I’ll wait. Finished? OK, great. You’ve probably gathered that I am a massive fan of star charts. They work for adults with autism, adults with ADHD, children and normal people. But sometimes, you might needContinue reading “Upping your star chart game”

What does self care really mean, and how do you practice it effectively?

Spoiler: it’s not all bubble baths I read so much about self care these days. Taking care of yourself is a good thing, but sometimes it’s hard to work out what self care really means. Self care is unique to you For one thing, it’s different for every person. OK, some of us might loveContinue reading “What does self care really mean, and how do you practice it effectively?”