An incredible day at Work’s Mental Edinburgh 2020 … Big thank you to all the amazing speakers and contributors, you all lived up to the mantra of – vibrant …Read more
It’s Burn’s Night – Chelsie’s back! “O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!” Robert Burns Translated as: If only Chelsie could see hersel’Read more
An important Christmas message from Headtorch – don’t be a Chelsie!Read more
Kicking off Mental Health Awareness Week, Headtorch are in the news with the Sunday Mirror. Top tips include getting away from your desk at lunch, talk to somebody and rememberRead more
Happy new year! What a vlog to start the year – it’s Angie Strachan, performance poet extraordinaire. Angie says, “This poem is about our nagging inner critic that likes toRead more
“If you had an organisation with a £20m hole in it, you’d be all over it like a rash. Because its mental health it’s ignored.” “The challenge is to comeRead more
This week I’ve been doing some reading. Rather than devouring a recent Mills & Boon (the gloriously trashy Married for the Sheik’s Duty) or pretending to read Das Kapital, I’veRead more
Bring down the balloons, put away that piñata. Divide up that cake, and take down the celebrations. 10th October, World Mental Health Day is over for another year Here atRead more
HeadBlog is delighted to have guest Vlogger Angie Strachan treat us with her performance poetry – enjoy and share Angie has a keen interest in raising awareness of MentalRead more
Today I’m talking with Steven Murray, who plays the character of Derek in The Guessing Game I first heard Steven’s story – a long battle with mental ill-health, substance abuseRead more
Couch to … what?
We might laugh … but it’s amazing how many people don’t move during the working day – especially now that many of us are staying at home. There’s no commute, no meetings to go to, no need to see a colleague three floors up, no workplace cafe to saunter along to. Before the world changed, at least we all had […]
How’s Sandra’s Mental Fitness?
Listen to Sandra and consider which of her habits you can relate to. Okay, I hope you’d agree – Sandra’s not getting on very well. I hope too that you’re thinking, “well, I’m not that bad!” Be honest though, what of any of her habits, could you relate to – worrying? Staying up late? Snacking? For top […]
I saw a deer today
I went for a run this morning, I’m in Glasgow. I came out of some woods and into a clearing and there it was, a deer – still, alert, beautiful. We had a moment together, me in awe, both curious. I found myself smiling, peaceful, feeling lucky that this wild creature and I had the chance […]
Don’t Stay Calm!
We’re good at NOT doing what we’re told. The media has reached fever pitch so at times, I do feel panic levels rising in me and have to consciously suppress it. Intuitively I know that I need to breathe deeply, hum, sing, go for a walk, go to crossfit, do some yoga, have a hug, draw, […]
An incredible day at Work’s Mental Edinburgh 2020 … Big thank you to all the amazing speakers and contributors, you all lived up to the mantra of – vibrant … fun … upbeat … thought provoking engaging … empowering … practical Look forward to the next one – don’t miss it! Work’s Mental – the […]