Reviews & Resources

OCD Vs Perfectionism On The Mighty

If you ask people who have been diagnosed with OCD what the biggest misconception about their illness is, one thing comes up over and over. We’ve all heard it: “I’m so OCD” people joke as they emerge from their wardrobe having spent a happy hour sorting it by season. They believe OCD refers to a quirk […]

Living with Me and My OCD By Claire Watkinson

I found out about ‘Living with Me and My OCD’ years ago. I was intrigued and excited to hear of a film exclusively about OCD and, even more excitingly, one that is directed and produced by someone who actually has the condition. I knew straight away after being in contact with Claire the producer that she […]

Motivational Tattoos 

I’ve been trying out these temporary tattoos from motivationaltattoo.etsy.com They are reasonably priced and once on skin can last four days! They include affirmations like: “be strong”, “I am enough” and “love yourself”. Great reminders for mindfulness, self care and a good tool to use instead of self harm. They are shaped like plasters and […]

Mental Health Communication Cards

A few months ago I did some work with Hannah Ensor of Stickman Communications to design some communication cards specifically to help people with mental health problems. Hannah is amazing and one of my favourite people to throw ideas around with. She is very patient and willing to consider anything no matter how ‘Out There’ […]

I AM BORDERLINE: A Short Film

Potential Trigger Warning:   “You are a person who feels the highest of highs and the lowest of lows” This short film is absolutely beautiful. It represents perfectly experience of living with Borderline Personality Disorder. As a condition it is talked about so little and is heavily stigmatized. This film stresses the complete turmoil the condition puts […]

Stickman Communications’ Pacing Pack Review

This post is a review of some awesome products from Stickman Communications– a fantastic company that supports disabled people through a range of quirky designs and sassy explanations. I use their line of communication cards on a daily basis and was lucky enough to be sent a ‘Pacing Pack’ to review by the genius behind the […]

BBC Three’s Defying The Label Season Awards

About: BBC Three recently ran a disability season called ‘Defying the Label’. They showed many programmes on the topic of disability and the content was massively diverse. I watched all of the episodes featured in the season, not all of which are mentioned below, and generally really enjoyed it. Many of the episodes are available […]

Inside Out: Five Concepts That Make It The Deepest Disney Film Yet

I didn’t expect to come out of a Disney movie with a feeling of being completely emotionally drained. I had been excitedly waiting to see Inside Out for quite a while, but I wasn’t expecting it to leave me in such dewy awe. In my opinion it’s the deepest Disney film yet. In the film […]

Kids in Crisis: The Bits It Missed

Channel 4 recently showed a documentary discussing problems in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, focusing mainly on the country’s overall lack of child inpatient psychiatric beds and lack of early intervention provision. Over the past year I have noticed many news articles and reports on these subjects. But there is one thing I think […]

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