World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day If you’re like me & watch Steel Panther’s what day is it updates, you’ll know every day of the year is 132 versions of something day, to me it’s become oversaturated & lost meaning for all bar a few specific days Outside of bad DIY haircuts, I think this is my…

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30 Days of Movember

This November I’m taking on 30 days of challenges to raise awareness of male mental health and suicide prevention. These challenges are to be crowd sourced, so you can have an input and challenge me to a fitness challenge, a recipe, skill….. anything I can do from my doorstep given the way the world may…

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A smile can hide a lot – Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s all too easy to hide behind a smile All too easy to take someone else’s at face value, dismissing gut instincts or choosing to side with their down playing of the situation. This week hasn’t been easy I posted on Monday that it is currently Mental Health Awareness Week, a timely reminder, highlighting our…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week I feel safe to make a generalisation that everyone reading this has had to confront some sort of challenge over the past couple of months I know I’ve had some darker moments, some episodes where i felt helpless & things have become too much, like some…

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LOCKDOWN – You don’t need to become a better person

Lockdown A subject I’ve avoided, a time of confusion, additional stress & worry for many It’s day 4237.85 currently, or something along those lines. We’ve seen people excel at personal challenges, whether scaling mountains on stair cases, lapping gardens or beasting out 1000 reps. We’ve been humbled by frontline services & workers doing all they…

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Time to Talk

My appearance may change, my interests alter, motivation levels fluctuate & my ability to look deep within myself grind to a halt But the narrative is constant We need to talk, we must talk for our own & others mental health to remain healthy. It’s all too easy to hide behind a face, a persona,…

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Rediscovering my MOJO

A picture of me changing shoes mid photoshoot last year. Hardly the inspirational image that conjures tales of achievement and self fulfilment. What it does show however is transition. I recently posted on instagram about my mental health, that, for the majority of 2019 it was on a downwards trajectory, not that I would realise…

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Movember 2019 – Do you need help? – Week 3 Update

It’s the end of the 3rd week of Movember and as should be clearly visible, I have something of a ever thickening moustache. Apologies for not updating after week two, Kendal Mountain Festival and a dead MacBook Pro (rest in peace my creative friend) have kept me from uploading. Do you need help? Do I…

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Movember 2019 – My Reason Why – Week 1 Update

Movember, that time of the year that the moustache becomes a universal sign for men’s health, where many set out to raise awareness for mental health, suicide prevention, prostate and testicular cancer. Thank you to everyone who watched last weeks video, those who have engaged with me and listened to friends, family, colleagues and strangers…

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Movember 2019 – My Reason Why

Movember, that time of the year that the moustache becomes a universal sign for men’s health, where many set out to raise awareness for mental health, suicide prevention, prostate and testicular cancer. I’ve never taken part previously, truth be told, it didn’t resonate with me. However, this year, I’m downing the razor for men’s health.…

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