Authenticity: Giving Yourself Permission to Be Quiet in a Noisy World

At a recent TEDx conference, Abbie Hutty, an inspiring, self-confessed Space Geek (and engineer involved in the development of the Mars Rover), said the key to being an effective role model is having the confidence to be authentic. That confidence doesn’t mean putting on a show for the sake of it. And that when yourContinue reading “Authenticity: Giving Yourself Permission to Be Quiet in a Noisy World”

It’s Time to Change: why we need a new approach to Mental Health 

I have worked, in one form or another, as a mental health professional for 15 years, focusing on supporting people who want to understand and make a positive difference on the subject.  I’ve worked with local and national charities, sat on area management committees, and attended service user councils which tried to decide the futureContinue reading “It’s Time to Change: why we need a new approach to Mental Health “

Life is not a journey, it’s a dance

Alan Watts, a famous philosopher and speaker in the 70’s, recognised that from the moment we are born it seems like we are in a race these days.  We are pushed through different levels of education (nursery, primary, secondary, University), then into work … and then we “work our way up” a career ladder, ifContinue reading “Life is not a journey, it’s a dance”

Women’s Well-being – Breaking the Habits of a Lifetime

Assertiveness Training for Women in Milton Keynes promoting Positive Mental Health

Love and Power: can we have both?

POWER. What does it really mean? I was recently listening to a talk on bravery, in which the view of what Power could be was challenged. As a woman I often see the word power used as a call to assert our right to be heard. There is a growing movement expecting women to harnessContinue reading “Love and Power: can we have both?”

When IS the right time to go for what you want?

Ever since I was a teenager, I wanted to learn the drums. I would listen to my favourite tracks (in the original days when vinyl records were first “in”) and tap out the drum beat – a bit like “air guitar” but imagining I had a set of drum sticks in my hands instead.  AnimalContinue reading “When IS the right time to go for what you want?”

Depression and Anxiety in Pregnancy: it’s time to talk

In 2004 I started a unique website dedicated to the topic of depression in pregnancy; at the time there was almost nothing known of it.  This ad by PANDA (a great resource) says up to 1 in 10 pregnant women are affected, but the research now suggests its closer to 1 in 3, and it doesn’tContinue reading “Depression and Anxiety in Pregnancy: it’s time to talk”

The elephant in the room: why I will keep talking about things which make people uncomfortable 

Note to the reader: this article discusses domestic abuse and human trafficking A while back I was standing in a café with a friend, waiting to be served.  The couple in front of us were politely challenging the cashier about the cost of a bread roll. The couple were explaining, previously, the roll included theContinue reading “The elephant in the room: why I will keep talking about things which make people uncomfortable “

Free Access to Resources

Monday Mojo™ is my regular newsletter which aims to provide feel-good motivation for the week ahead.   You’ll receive weekly insights straight to your inbox, including inspiration and access to free online resources like ‘The Sparkle Repair Kit™’ and ‘Cultivating a Resilient Mindset’ eGuide, developed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. You’ll also receive regularContinue reading “Free Access to Resources”

Pregnancy Mental Health

In 2004 I established the first ever dedicated resource to the topic of depression in pregnancy.  Since then, the website has had thousands of visitors and I continue to raise awareness of pregnancy mental health, and offering therapeutic services at my private practice in Milton Keynes.  For more information about ante-natal mental health, click hereContinue reading “Pregnancy Mental Health”