CREATE: My Pandemic Story – Sam

It has been over a year since lockdown began and it has pretty much been the same sort of thing every
day. The same rooms and walls we have all grown to get used to during the pandemic. Throughout
lockdown I’ve been in the same home with the same people, experiencing many stages of the pandemic
together. We are now on the verge of exiting lockdown but here is my lockdown story.

Mental health, Jamie Hale (part 2)

Planning my day for good mental wellbeing. In yesterday’s blog I talked about having struggled with depression and adapting to disability, and how I slowly got on top of, and overcame, aspects of it. This article is less about mental illness, and more about mental health – because we’ve all got that. If I want […]

Mental health, Jamie Hale (part 1)

Mental and emotional health are something we all have – and something we all need to look after, protect, and develop. Whether you’ve got what is defined as a ‘mental illness’ or not, you’ve still got your mental health. I am currently in therapy. I get support from an organisation called London Accessible Independent Psychotherapy […]

Emotional Respite with Helen Rutherford

Woman facing forward with bookshelves in the background.

Emotional Respite is a counselling service founded by Helen Rutherford back in 2014. The service offers specialist support for those affected with disabilities, with a focus on empathetic understanding of illness related issues. In the following interview Helen discusses Emotional Respite, the importance of mental health and working with a disability. If you have any […]

Mental health, Ryan Dack.

Before we get started. I want to make it clear that things improved – I got “better”. Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of and we should normalise talking about it. Here’s my story. My struggles with mental health started midway through college. In 2011 I was heading back from a day trip to […]