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alcohol

Alcohol: my uncomfortable journey and our societal addiction

Inspired by Louisa Young’s article on how society and media normalise our destructive habit of drinking, Paul Wolstenholme shares his uncomfortable relationship with alcohol. He recounts his journey from childhood trauma and abstinence to hedonistic binge-drinking, guilt, shame and emotional numbing, from breakdown to spiritual awakening and new behaviour…and a COVID-fuelled relapse.
mental health first aider

How becoming a Mental Health First Aider changed me

Nazia, our social Media intern, says that becoming a Mental Health First Aider has truly changed her. In this blog, she explains the huge impact this training has had on her. From boosting understanding of mental health to enhancing relationships and changing her approach to self-care, Nazia shares her experience of this empowering training.