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 “

A conversation that matters: World Mental Health Day

On Monday 10th October, I will be starting a conversation on my Twitter and Helping You Sparkle™ Facebook page about mental health and, in particular, the role of spirituality in mental health.  There are lots of different reasons why we suffer with poor mental health, relationships (including Domestic Abuse) and poor sleep to name just two.  In 2004,Continue reading “A conversation that matters: World Mental Health Day”

5 things you should never feel guilty about…

At the age of sixteen, I was marched into the head mistresses office because I had made the decision to leave school, with only a few qualifications behind me. I have no doubt the headmistress prepared for this meeting and she believed she was about to impart some valuable insight into my future, which wouldContinue reading “5 things you should never feel guilty about…”