Here’s to Two Years!

Can you believe that 2 years ago to the month, I set up this blog. I remember starting it to simply get the message out of there about mental health and help people understand that they are not on their own. However, over the last 12 months, it has become much more than that.

Here’s just a few things we have achieved while the blog has been alive:

  1. Working closely with Mind and the Stress Less campaign.
    • I first met some representatives from Mind in early 2019 when they visited my school for a mental health event. Since then, They have been so kind to give social media attention to the blog.
    • I was also honoured to be able to attend their Stress Less conference in June 2019 where we learned more about what mental health charities in Peterborough are doing to support young people.
  2. We reached 6.8 thousand readers
    • It is with great honour and appreciation to announce that we have been able to reach almost 7,000 during the Yugen Emotion journey. Each and every single one of you have had a profound impact on the future of the blog and I really hope to share a long and happy future with you all!
  3. We set up Videography services and are planning something huge!
    • Videography is something that I have always been passionate about and I am pleased to announce that we are now running Yugen Videography services for Wedding, conferences and events. We also have something huge coming up which I’m sure you’ll all love. More to come on that soon.
  4. We had a massive re-brand
    • Thanks to one the amazing people I work with, we were able to team up and create an amazing new logo, new image and new website and doesn’t it look modern?!

While these might only be small victories, they are victories nonetheless. We have achieved some incredible things over the last few years and so far, the mission to get the message about mental health is slowly becoming a reality.

We have written over 100 blog posts which you have all loved and enjoyed and we hope to release 100s more in the coming months.

One of the things I have learnt in this journey is to not forget the purpose. It’s so easy (too easy) to forget about mental health and it’s even easier to forget to talk. Don’t forget about those who mean a lot in your life. Chances are, they’re struggling and all they need is a text message to know that there is someone there that they can talk to.

Right now, it is more important than ever before to talk to one another and support each other in ensuring that we aren’t lonely, bored or anxious. While we can’t see each other in person, we are lucky enough to live in a world which has amazing technology allowing us to be closer than ever to those who are far away. So, pick up the phone and get in touch with that person who’s recently slipped through the cracks. They might need to talk.

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during these difficult times. Things will get easier, one way or another. Please stay at home.

Take care and thank you!

Yugen – A thought about the universe which triggers an emotion response too complex for definition.


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