Mental Health and Faith: Let’s Talk About It

We've had a bit of a focus recently on mental health: it has been amazing to share some experiences from our lovely friends, and to be a part of this ongoing and growing conversation around mental health. As we said in our first post on the topic, mental health - literally the health of the mind…

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The 15 Year Time Machine (Things I Wish I Could Tell My Student Self) – Sarah Green

We've got a treat for you today friends. We're hearing from Sarah: she's a photographer, a musician, Mum to two beautiful girls, my church big sister, and she's well and truly on team I Am. A couple of weeks ago, Sarah found some journals that she wrote just as she was becoming an adult - as…

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I Am a Recovering Anorexic, and I Love Jesus – Eleanor’s Story

In the process of tackling the subject of mental health and faith, one of the people who popped straight into my head was my friend Eleanor. Eleanor has an amazing story, and I'm in awe of the life she lives of faith and boldness in Christ - but Eleanor's story involves massive struggles with anorexia and…

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Tara’s Story: Coping with What You Can’t Control

Last week we joined the conversation around mental health. Mental health is such a giant topic, especially with young people: 75% of diagnosed mental illness in the UK took root before the age of 18. We know that there is a massive stigma around mental health, and we want to be a part of the solution…

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Why are we Talking about Mental Health?

Mental health - literally, the health of your mind - is something that we have been talking a lot more about in recent years; and it's about time too. In the same way that physical health isn't just limited to the times that you're not feeling so great, mental health is a constant thing: it is,…

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Dropping Out of University: Pete’s Experience (Help! Am I on the Right Bus?!)

We've been chatting a lot recently about university - it's the beginning of a new academic year, and a lot of us are heading of for new adventures. Last Wednesday we heard from Dee, who shared her story with us around going to uni. But university isn't for everyone. I asked our friend Pete to share…

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Body Positivit-ish.

I get mocked by my friends quite a lot - a running theme in my life. "How to sort your life out, Heather-style," they say: "give it a go; get it very wrong for a while, have your life fall apart for a little bit; pick up the pieces and then do it right. Repeat". Eating, and…

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My University Experience: Dee.

It's be beginning of the school year again, and for lots of us, that means that it's time to head off to university, either for the first time or for another year. If you are already there, we hope that you are LOVING the start of this year - but don't worry if you are not!…

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How To: Have a Great Wedding Day When It’s Not Your Own (from the girl who went to thirteen weddings in one year)

The year is 2015. The city is Cambridge, the girl is Heather; standing in front of her mirror, curling her hair for her fifth wedding of July. It could have been a comedy film; in one year, I managed to go along to thirteen weddings - from cousins, to old school friends, to church pals. Weddings…

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How To: Survive Uni Without Cracking

It's that time of year: pack up your suitcase, pop to B&M Homestores, raid your Mum's kitchen for spare spatulas, load up the car and head off to university. Whether you're just starting, or going into your second or third year (or beyond!), this is a massively important time of year - lots of things change,…

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