I can’t express myself because it’s not acceptable.

You’re sat at a table with the “popular lot” at school, you’re a straight male but you’re dressed like a female. You’re quite happy to get on with your school work as everyone else is meant to be but, you’re being questioned about what you’re wearing. People are making comments and laughing and disagree withContinue reading “I can’t express myself because it’s not acceptable.”

Don’t worry… it’s only banter.

This is a phrase that I’m more sure than not a lot of us hear. Unfortunately, it’s thrown around a lot in schools these days. But, when is it actually banter? It’s often difficult to distinguish between banter and bullying because of the way that friendships have evolved and developed over the last few years.Continue reading “Don’t worry… it’s only banter.”

Exams stress me out…

Over the last 20 years, student life has changed dramatically. Students are statistically becoming more and more stressed due to the increase in the amount of work they are having to complete to achieve their desired grades. 5 years ago, students would have gathered nearly half of their grade from coursework. This meant that they wouldContinue reading “Exams stress me out…”

I’m lacking in self-motivation…

Don’t panic! It’s completely normal to struggle to motivate yourself even to do the simplest of things. This means that you will find it difficult to do something that you can usually do very easily. Unfortunately, this could easily be for many reasons but, it’s usually due to an event that could have occurred theContinue reading “I’m lacking in self-motivation…”

Hitting ‘Rock Bottom’

Today’s blog is one that I can relate to because I feel as if there was a point in my life where I was unable to climb my way back up. Back in 2016, I was at the highest point of my life, the ‘tip of the iceberg’ if you like. I was so happy to beContinue reading “Hitting ‘Rock Bottom’”

How to beat negative thinking

We’ve all been there – walking past a large crowd with the fear of what they might say or think or even convincing yourself that you aren’t good enough. You are! Everyone is entitled to their second chance at something because we all make mistakes and we have to learn from them. Now, when weContinue reading “How to beat negative thinking”

Your first heartbreak…

So, you’ve recently ended an amazing relationship, whether it was a romantic relationship or more of a close friendship, it still meant a lot to you. You feel as if the world has come crashing down on you and you can’t help but think you’ll never have anything like it again. What do you do?Continue reading “Your first heartbreak…”

The Journey Begins

The purpose of this blog is to allow people to be somewhere they won’t feel alone. Personally, I suffered in silence for a very long time and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. There is an awful lot of hate in this world, but, if we can add a smile or two – it could becomeContinue reading “The Journey Begins”