Walking Out Of Darkness 2017

It’s just two weeks until I take part in this years Walking out of Darkness event. This year it is happening in Weston-super-Mare so will be a ten mile jaunt around the seaside. Walking out of Darkness is all about raising mental health awareness, set up originally around suicide awareness, it’s grown and now mental…… Continue reading Walking Out Of Darkness 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week Surviving or Thriving

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week again, I always wonder during this week if all the talk about mental health is falling on deaf ears, some of us, many of us are talking about mental health all year round, we are trying to get others to do the same. Do awareness week’s raise awareness so that…… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week Surviving or Thriving

Walking Out Of Darkness – Bath to Bristol

Walking out of Darkness is a suicide awareness walk organised by CLASP Charity Saturday saw the first event outside of London which was great for us based in the south west as it was a walk from Bath to Bristol, right in my stomping ground.  The purpose of these walks is to raise awareness of suicide,…… Continue reading Walking Out Of Darkness – Bath to Bristol

Freedom of Mind Festival

It’s so nice when somebody you know does more than talk the talk but they actually do something with that talk. Many of us talk a lot about wanting to change things in the world of mental health but don’t do much more than that. Katie who I met through Twitter took her passion and has…… Continue reading Freedom of Mind Festival

Olive Cooke – An Inspiration

A eulogy to the well known Bristolian poppy collector Olive Cooke who I met in my early twenties.

Blurt It Out – The Book

I’ve debated writing about my childhood in detail rather than just referencing it here and there several times. It has been dismissed pretty much every time I’ve considered it, until I found out that The Blurt Foundation were putting together an e-book which could be sold to raise money towards their mentoring scheme which helps…… Continue reading Blurt It Out – The Book