[MEDIA] Talking #ScrollFreeSeptember (@R_S_P_H) with @BBCBreakfast #BBCBreakfast

NOTE: There are two clips within this post, one from 7.20am, one from 9.40am. In May 2017, the Royal Society for Public Health produced a report #StateofMind looking at the correlation (though not necessarily causation) between young people's social media use and mental health/wellbeing. The key findings were: 91% of 16-24 year olds use the internet for social networking Social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol Rates of anxiety and depression in…

[CANCER] Urban Axe Throwing with @WhistlePunksUK, courtesy of @ElliesFriends

When cancer strikes, it's pretty rubbish, and your life can become absorbed by medical appointments, a fear of the future - often combined with a desire to cram in as many experiences as possible as life feels more precious and there 'to be lived'. Many charities help with all kinds of aspects of cancer, but, along with the Willow Foundation (for 40 & under), and The Honey Rose Foundation, Ellie's Friends is one that I've…

[CANCER] 1 Year Mammogram #BreastCancer

So, this time last year, I had not even had an appointment with the GP about a concerning lump (that was 15th August - so I must have booked it, but not told anyone). My bedroom was nearly finished (I'd been stripping it, painting it, getting electrics, furniture, carpets done) - little knowing how much time I was going to spend in it. My annual calendar was set up with teaching deadlines, and I was…