Time to Talk Day 2021
Mental Health & Wellbeing

A Mental Health Check In | Time to Talk Day 2021

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I always try and post for Time to Talk Day, an annual initiative run by Time to Change. Time to Change is a mental health campaign lead by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and aims to tackle mental health discrimination, while Time to… Continue reading A Mental Health Check In | Time to Talk Day 2021

Hand Washing
Mental Health & Wellbeing

Anxious Ramblings 6 | Contamination OCD & the Coronavirus Pandemic 3: Surely It Should Be Over By Now?

It’s been a while since I did an OCD-covid related check-in, so I thought with it being OCD Awareness Week this week, it would be an idea to post one. A lot has happened since my last OCD update - I’ve been getting out a lot more, I’ve seen a few more friends and fam,… Continue reading Anxious Ramblings 6 | Contamination OCD & the Coronavirus Pandemic 3: Surely It Should Be Over By Now?

Blue - OCD Awareness Week 2020
OCD Tales

What Is OCD? | OCD Awareness Week 2020

October is a big month mental health wise. Not only was last week World Mental Health Day, this week is OCD Awareness Week. Spoiler alert: I have OCD. To put it politely, it’s a complete and utter fucking ballache. I’ve written quite a few times now about how my brain works with contamination based OCD,… Continue reading What Is OCD? | OCD Awareness Week 2020

OCD Week of Action 2020
OCD Tales

What’s It Like Living With OCD?

The 17th February 2020 sees the start of OCD Week of Action - a campaign started by charity OCD Action that asks people to commit to one single action that will have a positive impact on those who live with the condition. When I write about my OCD, I generally do it for one main… Continue reading What’s It Like Living With OCD?

OCD Tales

2 Years

March 2019 is my discharge-iversary. Is that a thing? Probably not. But two years ago, on the 17th March 2017, I had my final CBT session to date. To most, it probably wouldn’t be considered a big deal, and to some of you reading, it probably wouldn’t be either. But at the time, I had… Continue reading 2 Years

OCD Tales

OCD Week of Action 2019

The 18th to 24th February 2019 is OCD Week of Action. It's all about committing to do just one simple thing that will help make a difference to those suffering with OCD. As I mentioned in a previous post, there's a lot of stigma surrounding mental health issues, and OCD is no exception. While more… Continue reading OCD Week of Action 2019