Career Stuff, Personal posts, Well Being & Mental Health

‘When I Grow Up’ Young Carers Awareness Day 2017

Today is Young Carers Awareness day 2017 - run by Carers Trust to raise awareness of the 700,000 young people (some as young as 5) looking after family members/friends in the UK. This years' theme is 'When I Grow Up' so I've shared some of my thoughts from that time in my life, and what… Continue reading ‘When I Grow Up’ Young Carers Awareness Day 2017

Posing with my award and flowers
Personal posts

Apparently I’m Inspiring (but I was much more inspired)

Yesterday I was completely shocked and honoured to win the Inspiring Young Woman Award at the Inspiring Women Awards 2016 in Manchester. I knew beforehand that I'd been 'shortlisted' after I was nominated by Emma at Young Women's Trust, and  I met Jaqueline - the founder of the awards during a sunny afternoon in April. She arrived at my… Continue reading Apparently I’m Inspiring (but I was much more inspired)

Personal posts, Well Being & Mental Health

Happiness In Practice (or actions speak louder than words)

As I write this, it's Student Mental Health and Well-being day, and in honour of that this post is about positive steps you can take to improve your mental well-being. It starts off with the rather tough week I had last week. It had been brewing all week, then last weekend it all sort of… Continue reading Happiness In Practice (or actions speak louder than words)

Personal posts, Well Being & Mental Health

Love Yourself First

This is a quote which is very important to me. I've realised over time that you can't properly love, or even like, other people until you've sorted out your relationship with yourself first. Too often people (especially young women) put themselves down, have no self confidence and measure their worth by other people, or what… Continue reading Love Yourself First