Why we need to have a conversation about sexual pleasure and consent

Back in 2013 I was interviewed by Brook at a conference at UCL about the importance of talking about sexual pleasure as part of Relationships and Sex Education. It seems like we need to have this conversation again in light of the #metoo movement and Everyone’s Invited, both highlighting the wallpaper of sexual violence thatContinue reading “Why we need to have a conversation about sexual pleasure and consent”

New Training Courses

I am pleased to announced I am now an accredited trainer through Nuco Training UK, and able to deliver the following courses both in person and online. First Aid for Mental Health FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health at SCQFContinue reading “New Training Courses”

The Things I Would Tell You

If you asked I would tell you 1 in 3 of us have been subjected to sexual violence. I would tell you it doesn’t have to define you.I would tell you, it wasn’t your fault.Don’t protest, it was definitely not your fault. I’d tell you that blaming yourself absolves the perpetrator of responsibility,I’d tell youContinue reading “The Things I Would Tell You”

How much is too much stress?

While a little bit of stress may be good for us to get working well, too much and we’re tipping into anxiety, panic then burnout. Too much stress and we lose motivation, it’s more difficult to concentrate and to remember things.Sometimes when we’re stressedout we keep jabbing at the thing we’re trying to do. WeContinue reading “How much is too much stress?”

Third Culture Kids

A Third Culture Kid or TCK for short is a young person who has lived for a significant amount of time outside of their parents home country. Sometimes called Transnational Kids or Cross Cultural Kids, their personal identity will be different from both that of their parents and the cultures in which they live. TheyContinue reading “Third Culture Kids”

Please stop telling me to “Stay Safe”

2 months into Covid19 and I’m finally hitting a wall. A wall that most people I think have already ran into by now. I am so over every conversation, every news piece, every way this has seeped into our psyches. My brain is finally fuzzy with an overload of cortisol and I feel like I’mContinue reading “Please stop telling me to “Stay Safe””

Self Care Planning

The idea that we need to care for ourselves is not new but many of us still neglect it. Why? I think it’s because when times are good, like our physical health, we don’t take much notice of our mental and emotional health. We just potter on. On the flipside some of us roll ourContinue reading “Self Care Planning”