Month: July 2017

People everywhere are unhappy and struggle with their health and fitness. Many people, such as myself, never reach what they regard to be physically fit regardless of how many goals they achieve, whether it’s dropping those 5lbs, running that marathon or reaching your gym targets. We all have an image that comes to...

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ll be aware that the latest regeneration of The Doctor is being played by a woman, Jodie Whittaker. The Doctor’s new gender has been a massive area of debate with some being shocked that an alien who can transform into any shape or form could possibly be...

After the Finsbury Park attack, the right-wing media and far-right personalities were attacked by the left. The Daily Mail, The Sun, Katie Hopkins… They all came under fire for their repetitive anti-Muslim rhetoric. It’s easy for us to blame these media sources for the radicalisation of white men. These newspapers are...

With the challenge of doing something along the theme of ‘Mind over Matter’ Liz, Emily and Errol headed to a local climbing wall to overcome some personal (and physical) hurdles.   First of all… Why climbing? Liz: I just like climbing things. I’m literally an anxious primate. Errol: Three reasons: I’m a glutton for...

  Over the last year, I’ve seen a significant increase in the number of people in their early 20’s coming to see me. I see people of all ages, so there’s nothing new in seeing people of this age group, but the concern for me is the reason why they feel they need sex therapy. They’re seeking out professional help...

Warning: this post contains discussion of anxiety and depression, abuse, suicide, and self harm University is an extremely tough time for a lot of people. Whether you suffer from mental health issues or not, you’re almost guaranteed to suffer from various symptoms of common mental health problems. Whether its sleep...

  I’m sure if you’re reading this, I don’t need to tell you that being mentally ill, or having a mental health issue is expensive. And not just expensive, it’s expensive. Even in England, a country in which there are a number of ways to get free or (relatively) low-cost help for mental health issues, that are more...

When I first began teaching at an alternative provider, it was August. It was post-16 year olds, totalling at 14 kids being split in to two groups. In that group, two had autism. Three had ADHD. Many had come from SEN specialty schools, and this change in environment was challenging for them. The small group was good...

It’s been just over a year since Labour MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox was murdered as she arrived for a routine meeting with her constituents. Still reeling from total and utter grief, her husband Brendan has penned her biography – not simply to map out her life but to celebrate the vibrance but also gentleness with...