Category Archives: Charities

Doing Good? – Mental Health Awareness Week 2012

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week 2012. Perhaps you are suffering from ‘Awareness Week’  fatigue? Haven’t we had Depression Awareness week already? It’s Dementia Awareness Week too – isn’t that just another sort of mental illness? Perhaps … Continue reading

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A new addiction? Or an answer to obesity? Now I really understand the appeal of cupcakes…

On Saturday I was lucky enough to be part of the Rural Living Show in Taunton, an annual event that has become a fixture in the Christmas calendar in Somerset. Styling itself a ‘craft and lifestyle show’ it is a … Continue reading

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Go Wild, Stay Well, Run Hard – Dave’s story

Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of monthly mental health guest posts, so it is a proper birthday! To celebrate, I was lucky to get Dave Urwin, fundraiser extraordinaire, to slow down long enough to write about … Continue reading

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Gig Review: Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys

Blue Grass? Isn’t that a flowery perfume grannies used to wear? Well if you are a music buff no, obviously not. Bluegrass music is a little bit of country, a smattering of folk, a hint of jazz and blues with … Continue reading

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Asking a favour. Two causes and two people close to my heart

In recent weeks I have posted on here about Chris Rugg, who won the Care Focus award for Outstanding Volunteer in Somerset, and about the article I wrote for soFeminine.co.uk about my experience of breast reconstruction. Esther Clark was one … Continue reading

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