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

Personal posts

Part 4 (London! Or running away from my problems, and why it didn’t work)

I definitely used moving to London as my escape, my new start. I thought I could be exactly who I wanted to be, and everything would be so much better than it had been. Of course, in reality that wasn't what happened. The day I moved into halls, I was terrified. I knew nobody and… Continue reading Part 4 (London! Or running away from my problems, and why it didn’t work)

Personal posts

Part 3 (growing up, illness and moving schools)

Eventually, in year ten, I decided enough was enough. I had constantly told teachers about what was happening, asked to move schools, asked to even move classes, but to no avail. Eventually I took matters into my own hands, and wrote a letter to the head teacher of Cotham secondary school; asking to join the… Continue reading Part 3 (growing up, illness and moving schools)