“Hands, put your empty hands in mine” – The Importance of Peer Support

From the moment I shared my first mental health doodle, peer support became a very real part of my well-being. First, it was on a small (but no less important) scale of friends and family getting in touch with kind words of encouragement and shared experience. From there it exploded until I was on the… Continue reading “Hands, put your empty hands in mine” – The Importance of Peer Support

Never Overlook the Magic Behind Each and Every Person’s Eyes

I think, when it comes to mental illness, it’s easy for many (the general public, mental health services, even family and friends) to see the diagnosis or label above and beyond, or even instead of, the real person. I painted this yesterday and like it as a little visual reminder that there’s colour, magic, spark, humour, fun, emotions, love, and so much more in each and every one of us – whether we are unwell or not. Illness is only ever one small part of a human , don’t forget that.