Thursday, 4 June 2015

Mental Health Project

Hi there, Schneckens!
I have butterflies. I'm starting to think that my illness is actually anxiety. But anxiety is the same as excitement, so let's just say I am excited and I'll do some breathing exercises. It's hard to say why I am feeling a bit nervous, but it's probably down to a series of factors:
1. I had an argument yesterday and even though it seems to be resolved, I'm struggling to shake off that jittery feeling. Eek.
2. I have started my project for mental health and now that everything is becoming a lot more real, the more fear is being generated because I don't want to let people down. Is this how it feels to be an expectant parent to be?

Anyway, yes, I have started my project. Here is my aim:
To improve the education and treatment of mental health in UK schools.

There are many ways in which I hope to go about this. One being a petition that is currently being signed by folks and will go to Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy. We've had 50+ signs so far in 24 hours, so if you want to help increase that, please please pleeeeeeease visit sign and share: www.change.org/p/stella-creasy-mp-improve-the-education-and-treatment-of-mental-health-in-schools


This is part of my main project, which will to have a picnic with Stella and members of the local community. I'm currently planning this with my team and more information will follow soon. At the moment I am drafting my email to her!

Recently I also did a spot of guest blogging for a mental health website, talking about living with Trichotillomania. So if you want to have a read and share it maybe, do visit the site here: http://mentalhealthtalk.info/having-trichotillomania/

I think that's everything. Yeah? I'm going to start snoozing or knit. Talk tomorrow then! SIGN THE PETITION!!

Toodles :)