Category Archives: Mental Health

Let’s stop glamorising eating disorders

Let's stop glamorising eating disorders

Editor’s note: This post contains content on eating disorders that could be potentially triggering. Have you ever noticed that, when portrayed in the media, ‘eating disorder’ becomes synonymous with ‘anorexia’? It’s definitely not the only type, but anorexia is ED’s poster girl, the slightly more socially acceptable one because it ‘looks good on magazine covers.’ […]

My top tips for emotional self care

My top tips for emotional self care

Self care isn’t just about bubble baths, face masks and cute dogs (although I highly recommend all three;) taking care of whats inside is just as important. Here are my top tips for taking care of yourself and practising emotional self care. Learn the word ‘No’ And then use it all the time. Okay, so […]

Caring less about body image

Caring less about body image

For some people, negative body image can be the cause of mental health issues. For me, it’s a symptom. On my best days, I can stroll around, no make- up, wearing whatever I want and not think twice. On my worst days, I’m painfully aware of how much space I take up; convinced everyone is […]

Habits that will help improve your mental health

Habits that will help improve your mental health

It takes 21 days to build a habit (apparently). After that, whatever it is you’re doing becomes automatic – you don’t have to think about it, you just do it. Now, habits can be thought of as being strictly negative because they usually come after the word ‘bad’ in a sentence (think smoking, procrastination, biting […]

Dealing with anxiety in social settings

Dealing with anxiety in social settings

For most people with social anxiety, their immediate response to any sort of social situation is to avoid it. Sneak out of the club early without saying goodbye, play with your phone the whole time you’re there, make up an excuse to avoid going altogether (yep, I’m a pro). But the thing is, this feeds […]

Summertime SAD – and how to manage it

Summertime SAD - and how to manage it

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been assuming that SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is pretty much limited to winter. And why wouldn’t you? Short days, gloomy skies and rain are a tried and true recipe for feeling down. The thing is, most people assume that when winter passes and the sun comes out, their […]

What no one tells you about eating disorder recovery

What no one tells you about eating disorder recovery

Often for anorexia sufferers, the hardest part about dealing with their eating disorder is admitting something is wrong. By now you’ve probably seen some of my other posts about understanding eating disorders and why you should want to get better (and if you haven’t you should check them out) but far less people talk about […]

How to cope with homesickness at university

How to cope with homesickness at university

We’ve all been there, we’ve all had those moments where being at University and away from home gets too much. It’s totally normal. Even the strongest among us will feel it at some point. Homesickness hits different people at different times in their uni career; it could be during freshers or once you go back […]