Body Image is our idea of how our body looks and how it is perceived by others. Having a negative or poor body image is strongly associated to Anxiety and Depression as well as eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia. Obsessive and exhausting over-exercising behaviour, yo-yo dieting, reluctance to socialise, difficulties with relationships and… Continue reading Body Image and Eating Disorders
The 27th March to the 2nd April 2017 is World Autism Awareness Week. The term ‘autism’ is used here to describe all diagnostic profiles, including Asperger syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).Without understanding, autistic people and their families are at risk of being isolated and developing mental health problems. Autism is much more common than many… Continue reading World Autism Awareness Week 
So, my specific learning difficulties assessment report came back today. The report is long and confusing but after analysing, I feel somewhat more reassured. The report states that I scored well below average in many areas apart from literacy and reading and particularly struggled with memory and concentration. I got 3 diagnoses. Developmental Co-ordination Disorder… Continue reading Today I got some diagnoses..
Today I had a 4 hour SpLD assessment (specific learning difficulties). The term ‘Specific Learning Difficulty’ (SpLD) is a term that refers to a difference or difficulty with particular aspects of learning. The most common SpLDs are dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. An individual may have one of these independently or they… Continue reading Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment
This week the UK’s eating disorder charity BEAT has released a poster that educates the first signs of an eating disorder. There are a range of eating disorders and these do display different symptoms, however there are some general signs that could signal a problem. The TOP 3 Early Signs of an Eating Disorder: Food… Continue reading Spotting the First Signs of an Eating Disorder
Antidepressants. The one thing in the world that nobody wants to talk about, or admit that they are on. The one thing that everyone thinks does more harm than good. The one thing that people say shouldn’t be used. The majority of the population believe that antidepressants cause more harm than good in treating mental… Continue reading The stigma of Mental Health Problems and Antidepressants
I’ve been recently nominated for a national diversity award in the Positive Role Model category for Disability. The National Diversity Awards – a prestigious black tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work. Charities, role models… Continue reading I’ve been nominated for a National Diversity Award