Conceptual framework for public mental health

For the past 2.5 years, I have been working as a senior post-doctoral researcher and programme manager on the NIHR-funded Public Mental Health Programme. This has been an interesting post, which has allowed me to work on many exciting research projects with wonderful collaborators from across England. In order to further our knowledge of “what … More Conceptual framework for public mental health

Can your neighbourhood shape your mental health? New research

I have moved a lot over the past 15 years. I have moved houses, moved cities, moved countries and continents. Each place I have lived has very different vibes – from the rural home I spent my formative years with vegetable gardens and chickens to the Toronto loft in the junction. It is likely that … More Can your neighbourhood shape your mental health? New research

5-star non-fiction

I love a good memoir and can’t resist the non-fiction section to learn all sorts of wonderful things. I will add more recommendations as I come across non-fic gems! *I do get a tiny affiliate bonus if you buy from any of these links, but how else am I to feed my book addiction?

5-star fiction

You know I love a good book, so I thought I would make a post where I share some of my favourites linked to non-amazon book sites so you can grab yourself a great read and support independent book sellers! I will update this page when I find another winner. Happy reading! *I do get … More 5-star fiction

These are the days of our crafts! (Ep. 03)

We can’t let March pass by without pausing to celebrate craft month! Like many, we turned to crafts to get us through long months of lockdown. In this episode, we discuss crafts that have kept us company during the pandemic, thoughts on knit-bombing and craftivism, and share some stories about historic crafting legends, and more … More These are the days of our crafts! (Ep. 03)

What to do with mountains of journals? Minimalist hoarder conundrums

I have been a dedicated yet deeply inconsistent journaller for my entire life. From about the age of 9, I have harboured a romantic vision of becoming a writer and have spent many hours in my bedroom filling notebooks of pre-teen angst and thoughts. I have not shaken this habit, and over the past (ahem) … More What to do with mountains of journals? Minimalist hoarder conundrums