MHAW16 (Day 3): The Importance of Family

A relationship with your family is often the first and most enduring type of relationships we have. Family isn’t just the people who live together in the same house for a significant amount of our lives, but the people who are connected together by a strong bond and share experiences; creating good memories (marriages, births) and surviving through the bad (family feuds, deaths etc.). Some of us are lucky to have big families with many aunties, uncles, cousins etc. and some of us don’t, but I think what is most important is the bond that families have. Families should be an vital source of emotional

MHAW16 (Day 2): Friendships

Whether it’s at school, college, University or work – at some point in our lives we’ve experienced the highs and lows that friendships bring. During these life stages I’ve learned a thing or two about friendship- what it is, what it isn’t and the value and power it has on our wellbeing and our lives as a whole. “Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” – Cicero It’s not about HOW MANY friends you have, it’s about WHO you have In this generation, social media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) is

MHAW16 (Day 1): Relationships

It’s the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) and the theme this year is: Relationships! From the 16th – 22nd May I will be discussing various issues on relationships to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing and support the Mental Health Foundation in their annual campaign. “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘We’ even illness becomes wellness”- Malcolm X Whether it’s with your friends, family, partners or acquaintances, relationships are such an important part of our lives but sometimes we can forget just how important they are. It’s clear that the Mental Health Foundation has chosen to focus on relationships