Tag Archive: Mental Health Awareness

Anorexic and Disabled

I was wheeled into the psychologist’s consulting room, terrified she was going to make me eat. I’d been awake all... View Article

March 8, 2020 7:00 pm

Gratitude

As many of you know, last Sunday I completed a mile and a half sponsored walk for Lincoln Drill Hall and Lincoln Samaritans. I’d spent months training to get my dysfunctional, uncooperative limbs ready for the challenge and I’d be lying if I said it all went to plan; it didn’t. It took me five hours which included one very pivotal moment when I thought my life was going to come to an abrupt halt.

May 23, 2019 12:18 pm

Stream of Consciousness: Don't Box Me In

Mental Health Awareness Week. Where do I begin? One of the major hurdles of having a disability that’s so visible is there’s no escaping it.

May 19, 2019 12:32 pm

The Letter I Wrote

It began when I was twelve in one of my English classes. We were asked to write about what it’d been like for us to start secondary school. Without knowing it, I’d laid all my insecurities, with regards to CP and “big school”, out on paper.

November 2, 2018 11:27 am

Life is a Panto

Life is a panto – a barrel of laughsBut untamed joy will hide the cracksAnd just when you think no damage is doneLook out, he’s behind you - let’s start the funHe slowly sneaks through the chaos and crowdsThe audience chants and, unnoticed, he bowsWho he is, you'll never knowBut he is felt most when you’re aloneRocking in the corner, you’ll get no sleepIn the darkness and shadows, he carefully creepsIt’s too late now, the spotlight’s been shoneHe’s within you, but the show goes on

October 22, 2018 12:00 am