I’ve just been reading and article by Stuart Sorensen on how to train to care for people that self harm. Some of the main points are: Self harm is not about us Self harm isn’t suicide – but people who harm themselves are at higher risk of suicide Self harm is about coping Most self [...]
I’m really pleased at how the promotion of my Biggest Journey challenge is going, with lots of chat on twitter and other social media. Last week, the wonderful Sarah Urquhart sent out a press release to try and get the word out to traditional printed media and yesterday the Edinburgh Evening news featured my story [...]
Sunshine and trails to clear the head and quieten the mind. I was planning a big training ride on Sunday but a few other things got in the way…. one of those things was motivation. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to get out on the bike, I just didn’t fancy a big road slog. [...]
This week has been quite a whirlwind and a revelation. There’s been lots of interest in my challenge and I’ve had some incredible feedback on twitter and via email. I’ve also started to do some face to face publicity for the ride and the cause. I’ve mentioned that I’m using the business networking organisation, 4Networking, [...]
I was reading a blog of one of my new twitter followers… it’s pretty personal, so I won’t share it unless she say’s it’s OK. Anyway, it lead me to this video that Mind put together last year to highlight the importance of mental health awareness in the workplace.
I’ve been inspired to write this post by a couple of tweets I read today. Here they are below: This by @Jessica93M Sad to think about how many people have depression/mental illness that you don’t know about, because they hide it so well with their smile. and this by @Casbo28 Looking forward to following Stuart’s @biggestjourney. [...]
From my personal journal | 3rd of March 2011 | Up Last couple of days I’ve been feeling pretty good, great in fact… cracking jokes, laughing, hugging my wife and daughter lots, smiling. I’ve also been pretty calm and relatively focussed on things. Concentration and productivity at work has been good too. I don’t know [...]