Watch | Short Film: Please Help | Docu-film: Actress and Carer

I came across this short film on BBC that I had been meaning to watch. I was curious to see how comedy will be interpreted on the topic of caring. I finally got a chance to watch the funny, light-hearted short film – and loved it! Please note it does contain strong language and adult…

World Mental Health Day 2020 | Youtube Channel SINCERE VLOG

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is ’mental health for all’. A lot of people’s mental wellbeing has been impacted by the pandemic, especially carers. From young carers to older carers it has been incredibly arduous. I’m sending my love to you, your family and friends. It’s not always easy to ask…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 | Podcasts for Carers

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 has started today. The Mental Health Foundation chose this year’s theme, Kindness. We need to be kind to ourselves like we are with others, especially the loved ones we care for. It can be challenging to do so, when you have a mental health condition, and your main focus is…

Carers UK | Coronavirus Guidance for Carers |

I hope you’re all doing ok? It’s been a whirlwind of emotions with the Coronavirus spreading across the world. I’m sure a lot  of you have been concerned about your loved ones and yourself. From panic buying, isolation, health concerns, work, benefits and so much more. To help,  Carers UK have published a Carers Guidance. Also,…

Children’s Mental Health Week

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week (3rd-9th February) . According to Place 2 Be: “3 children in every class have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. We visualise children to be happy, talkative and spontaneous. But we never know what is going on behind their smile.  Carers Trust mentioned…

Reblog: A Look back at 2019 — A Caring Mind

Thanks for dropping by. I am in the midst of compiling my new podcast on the experiences of carers, but in the meantime I thought to do a quick blog on looking back at what I have been up to in 2019. As usual I have been continuing to run four carer forums each month […]…

TFL & Headspace | Travel Mindfulness |

  TFL partnered with Headspace to promote travel mindfulness, to celebrate this, they are giving  passengers two months free premium access to Headspace. You will have access to the app that has numerous meditations and sleep sounds.    On the Headspace website they have included mindfulness guided walks, with their audio series for walks between Camden…

Jaiden | The Honeypot Children’s Charity | Charity Film Awards

The Honeypot Charity’s ‘It’s About Time’ video has been nominated at the Charity Film Awards. In the short film Jaiden shows a day in his life as a young carer, school and his time with the Honeypot Charity. “Being a young carer doesn’t make you different, it makes you unique” ~ Jaiden Good luck to Jaiden…

World Mental Health Day 2019

Trigger warning: this blog post and podcast mentions suicide.   It’s World Mental Health Day and this years theme is suicide and suicide prevention – you can read more about this on the Mental Health Foundation website. The Mental Health Foundation has a podcast, you can listen to their episode on suicide prevention. If you…