wE'Re AlL mAd HeRe

Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic… and the rest!

Along Came Polly..

The social media and mental health have an odd relationship. I for one am NOT going to shit all over it, because blogging is my bread and butter. Twitter helped me to connect with other anxiety sufferers, Facebook enabled me to set up my own mental health community and instagram indulges my love of dogs looking cute. However, I do acknowledge the dark side, one that I doubt even Lord […]

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Two Mad Girls 

The first thing to say about Bryony Gordon is that she’s unashamedly herself and encourages others to be the same. The second is, I LOVE HER. Not that you’d be able to tell… my northern heritage keeps me from showing emotion, as I noticed to my horror, on my This Morning appearance. People told me to ‘smile more’ as a kid, and now it all makes sense! The only exception […]

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This Morning – the day after…

Yesterday I appeared on This Morning to talk about my book and my experiences with social anxiety. Was I nervous? Let’s just say that during the journey to ITV studios, I forced Dan to have a ridiculously in depth conversation about all the potential plot twists in Westworld. Literally EVERY single one. (It was 8:30am, but I needed distracting)! Everyone there was super nice and made me feel as comfortable […]

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We’re All Mad Here Book

After one year in the making, the book has finally been published and will available everywhere from Monday 21st November! Thank you to everyone who came to the launch. It was wonderful to meet so many mental health advocates and all round awesome people. I started writing my blog in 2013 when I was recovering from a nervous breakdown. Years of ignoring my issues with social anxiety finally caused my […]

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The Mind Awards 2016

On Monday I attended the Mind awards, which is an awesome statement on it’s own, but to further sweeten the deal, my blog was nominated for an award! That’s right. The blog that I started three years ago, thinking nobody except my mum would read it and maybe a few people who were looking for Alice in Wonderland stuff, was nominated for a MIND AWARD. Naturally I was really cool […]

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The Bully & Winter Blues

Unfortunate weekend, I had so many things that I wanted to do; blog posts, film, meet people, clean the flat. But with the exception of watching Poldark, I actually did f**k all. Instead, I spent two days in a state of fatigue, sadness, and guilt. I just wanted to stay in bed and hide, whilst at the same time, I hated myself for being so lazy. Like a weird co-dependency. […]

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#MentalHealth and the Media

Happy Halloween everyone! Normally I love a bit of dress up, but I didn’t do much this year. Although I’ll admit, I did miss judging the girls in really inappropriate clothing.  A sexy Red Riding Hood? – SHE’S A CHILD!! Apologies for the long radio silence. Things have been interesting, to say the least…. Don’t worry, Mr Fraser and I are still married, Rigby is still Rigby and no, I’m […]

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