Scottish Government Eating Disorder Review: A Summary and My Thoughts

In late March of this year, the Scottish Government released a report that reviewed the current state of eating disorder services available in Scotland. This review was announced in 2020 by Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health, following the eating disorder review carried out by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. This review was published … Continue reading Scottish Government Eating Disorder Review: A Summary and My Thoughts

The Acclimation Toward Harassment and Violence: Growing Up As A Female

Disclaimer: This post discusses gender-based violence namely male violence against women, sexual assault, sexual harassment, femicide, male entrapment of women, pornography, and misogyny/sexism. Today is Mother's Day in the UK. A day used to celebrate motherhood and maternal caregivers. On Monday, it was International Women's Day. A day used to celebrate women throughout the world. … Continue reading The Acclimation Toward Harassment and Violence: Growing Up As A Female

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: The Misunderstood Reality of Binge Eating

Disclaimer: this post discusses Binge Eating Disorder, binge eating behaviour, the binge-purge cycle, the binge-restrict cycle, and other eating disorder behaviour. I do not, nor did I have Binge Eating Disorder, therefore I don't claim to know what the disorder is like other than research made for this post. This post is to deliver some … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week: The Misunderstood Reality of Binge Eating

My Experience Getting the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Part One

In early December of last year, Margaret Keenan, 91, a Northern Irish woman living in Coventry, received her first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination, making her the first in the world. On the same day, a nurse in Edinburgh became the first Scot to receive the Pfizer vaccine too. And, so began the … Continue reading My Experience Getting the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Part One

Mental Health Literature: The Crown Season Four

Disclaimer: this post discusses eating disorders, specifically binge eating disorder, and bulimia. It also contains spoilers for season four of The Crown. Peter Morgan's historical royal drama, The Crown, is now in its fourth season and was premiered in the latter half of last year. It focuses on the stories that built the British royal … Continue reading Mental Health Literature: The Crown Season Four

A Guide to Cope at Christmas: Eating Disorders and Christmas

Disclaimer: this post discussed eating disorders. As those with eating disorders approach Christmas, there will be a long list of anxieties running through their minds, with most of them surrounding the abundance of different foods, and unwillingly relinquishing control around it. And, in the run up, many are looking for ways to cope. Looking back, … Continue reading A Guide to Cope at Christmas: Eating Disorders and Christmas

Tis the season to be very stressed about your eating disorder: Christmas and Eating Disorders

Disclaimer: this post discusses eating disorders, and eating disorder behaviour. It has been no word of a lie that this year has been one big let down. A year full of stress, and despair for many of us. A year where our routines have gone out the window, progress has been undone, and we've generally … Continue reading Tis the season to be very stressed about your eating disorder: Christmas and Eating Disorders

Methods for Mental Health: A Tale of Two GPs

Primary care services are the first place people access when they want to begin a journey into mental health treatment and recovery. That first connection is one of the most important connections. It can make or break the beginning of your search for help. We're asked to open the conversation, but, at the heart of … Continue reading Methods for Mental Health: A Tale of Two GPs

Bringing a Chair to the Table: Validating My Illness

As a mental health campaigner, namely in eating disorders, I have become involved in a community full of individuals with similar lived experiences of mental health such as depression, anxiety, and, of course, eating disorders. This community has allowed me to feel heard and supported. I have people to reach out to, and people reach … Continue reading Bringing a Chair to the Table: Validating My Illness

Being a Human of Scotland #ALLIANCEConf20

Outside of my blog, I have been a featured writer/contributor for some organisations involved in mental health, and overall health and social care. One of which is the Humans of Scotland series for Alliance Scotland. After writing an opinion piece on Pro-Ana content for Alliance, I was contacted to be part of this series to … Continue reading Being a Human of Scotland #ALLIANCEConf20