Entries by Richie

The BAME Community and Mental Health!

Are you aware that the BAME community in the UK are the most likely to develop mental health issues and are the least likely to seek mainstream help? If you are from the BAME community this should strike a chord with you, as member of the BAME community it certainly does for me. It triggers the […]

Another Routine Anxiety Attack

Poem by our amazing resident blogger Mackenzie Jerks. Dragging my feet all the way to my bed. I know I need sleep but I’d rather be busy instead. I close my eyes and my vision is red. My body knows what’s coming as my stomach fills with dread.  Although I never intend for it to […]

Did We Just Survive a War? – Life Lessons From Lockdown

As a nation, we are just about to come to what is for most of us a situation that is unprecedented. The lockdown was the closest thing the UK has come to what it would have been like to live in times of war. No socialising, food running out, unable to see family, people dying, […]

Mental Health is Still Waiting for its Messiah!

Mental health, mental health, mental health!!!  These days you seem to hear the phrase everywhere, as per my last article, COVID19 has done more to raise the awareness of mental health than any other factor in the last 10yrs! As the saying goes, better late than never! If there is a part of the human […]

COVID19 – The Unlikely Ally of Mental Health Awareness

Mental health has been for far too long a subject too taboo to discuss. Ruby Wax quoted this perfectly when she said “How come every organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except the brain?” This truly is the case and that’s not just an opinion, let’s take a look at […]