Storytellers | Chapter Two: A

Mental health can be hugely isolating – stories have always been my safe space since childhood. I want to give that safe space to others and to do that, I need stories. Storytellers is a guest blog series that I will be including in my regular posts. Some posts will be anonymous. Others won’t. Some will be supportive. Others will…

Storytellers | Chapter One: R

If you would like to get involved with the Storytellers project, send me a message, tweet me, send a message on Facebook or email me on uponmydesk@gmail.com. You’ll be among friends.

World Mental Health Day 2017

You could be the change the world needs. You can be the sunshine that someone needs. You could be the difference between life, and something much worse. 

Real

Not understanding isn’t a crime, but it’s not an excuse. It takes no time to ask a friend, a colleague or a stranger how they’re doing. Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. It’s not contagious. You can’t catch it. Be kind.

Twenty Years Later: The Boy Who Lived

It’s not the first time I’ve written about Harry Potter. It likely won’t be the last. 

Today, 26th June 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Gin

I recently pushed myself out of my comfort zone and entered a writing competition. It’s not something I have done before, but I saw it and knew I had the beginnings of a draft somewhere that I could use. So, to challenge myself, I did it. Here is my entry, in all it’s late night edited glory. I hope you enjoy it and feedback is, as always, hugely welcome and much appreciated!