Listening for Wellbeing

Listening for Wellbeing

It seems like a ridiculous thing to suggest. Listening for wellbeing, what on earth does that mean when someone we love is clearly struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety, or addiction? I remember when Bea was ill, all I could see was the illness, the fact that...
Mental Health or Mental Illness

Mental Health or Mental Illness

The Mental Health Awareness Week this year focussed on young people and mental health in a changing world. The statistics coming out make concerning reading. 20% of all 14 year old girls have self harmed according to a Children’s Society report. Eating disorder...
We don’t see what we can’t see until we see it

We don’t see what we can’t see until we see it

I spent a week in Edinburgh a couple of months ago. I’d met up with old friends and made new ones. I experienced four seasons in one day and spent time laughing out loud at the Edinburgh Fringe. I sampled whisky and stood in awe at the foot of enormous trees in the...
Blue Sky after the Storm

Blue Sky after the Storm

Yesterday I stood looking out to sea, witnessing the enormous power of nature. Storm Ophelia was ripping its way through Ireland and was kicking up a lot of wind and surf in South Wales too. I stood gripping onto the handrails on the path leading to the beach as the...