This is a mental health blog. Mental health is something we all have. Sometimes its good. Sometimes its bad. And both are completely normal.
However, poor mental health has been misunderstood and misrepresented over the years and now we’re at a point where we’re all gaining a better understanding of it.
However, talking about it openly and honestly is not always 100% acceptable. I desperately want to change that and so I created Insanely Normal.
Since coming face to face with mental illness, I have taken the time to understand more about its significance, trained as a mental health first aider, became an advocate for protecting employees in the workplace, and started a plan to gain an Open University Degree in Psychology.
Unlike many blogs, this one is open for all to contribute. All of us insanely normal folk who have experienced ill mental health and want to share their story. If you have a story to tell, please get in touch via the contact page.
I am a mother of two, a copywriter and marketing, well-being & DEI Partner in the world of media. I am huge advocate for bringing mental health to the conversation and a big supporter of those who want to talk openly about their experiences.
I am on a personal mission to get the UK talking about their mental health the way we do our physical health and Insanely Normal is here to showcase how normal mental health is – good & bad.
My mental health commitments
Outside of writing for the blog, my full time job and parenting, when the right opportunities comes along, I use my marketing skills pro bono for charities. The most recent of which is Be;Live, a charitable initiative that aims to create the biggest mental health event the UK has ever seen. The mission behind the event is to raise vital funds for mental health charities on the front line. Something very close to my heart. If you can buy a ticket or two, sponsor the event or support the initiative in any way, please get in touch.
Visit www.belive.org.uk for more details.
Although a very passionate advocate, I must state I am in no way a qualified mental health professional and will not give advice to anyone who believes they are suffering with a condition. If you are suffering with a condition and need support, please review my resources page for details of organisations qualified to help.
The posts on this site are available for people to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences around mental health and for others to read them in hope of realising mental illness is completely normal, and more importantly with the right support, advice and medication, very manageable.