This website has been set up to promote good mental health habits and offer support to aid recovery. My aim is to raise awareness of various mental health diagnosis together with how they have impacted the individual and their family.

The idea


My target is to get people sharing their own recovery experiences and what has worked for them. What has worked for me won’t necessarily work for everyone else but it is helpful to hear of recovery strategies.


My goal is to offer suggestions and create a mass of recovery tips and techniques, in the hope that people can apply them to their own daily life.

Let’s help each other get great again.

Video clips

Episode 1… the beginning

Episode 2… going back

Below is the Aaron Connolly’s podcast timetotalk I featured on. An inspiration and great friend.

Mind over! What’s the matter? (The book)

My book as available for free below.

Alternatively if you would like a hard copy or kindle version they can be found;

Mind over! What’s the matter? Audio book

The visual story

The first half

About Us

Having lived with Bi-polar for more than half of my life I decided to write a book to help others.

The book gave an open and honest account of living with a mental health diagnosis.

I was diagnosed from an early age and sectioned in an adult ward. This shaped my life enormously.


    Useful contacts

    • Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email jo@samaritans.org. Samaritans are there to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it’s always free to call from any landline or mobile phone.
    • Call 111 to talk to NHS 24’s mental health hub.
    • Call 0800 83 85 87 to talk to Breathing Space. The service is open 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday — 6am Monday) and 6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday — Thursday). The Breathing Space webchat is an alternative to phoning the service.
    • Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, text “YM” if you are under 19.