Cambridge Union revisited!
"It was so lovely to meet you this evening and hear you speak so frankly about mental health, it was truly refreshing! Thanks for a brilliant talk and discussion :) "
"Just wanted to write to say how brilliant your talk was. So refreshing to hear a brutally honest, raw and realistic account. Just been on the Headcase website and it's as good as it sounds!" - Sarah.
Lincoln College, Oxford
"Thank you very much for your brilliant talk. It was enlightening and interesting, but most of all funny, which is vital. I thoroughly enjoyed it!" - Ed
Downing College, Cambridge
I stayed for a long time afterwards, talking to individual students about their personal issues . . . and offering my shoulder for a few to cry on...
The Oxford Union
Tonight we visited Downing College and met some lovely students who wanted to know more about how to look after their heads.
Wilberforce Society, policy paper presentation
Headcase took part in a lively and illuminating panel discussion with clinical psychologist and well-known TV commentator Dr Linda Papadopoulos, the founder of Student Minds Dr Nicola Byrom, and writer and bipolar sufferer Julie Fast.
St John's College, Cambridge
Headcase was very happy to be invited to contribute to a panel discussion for a Policy Paper Presentation about Mental Health, for the Wilberforce Society - a student think-tank that aims to pioneer a new and simple approach to student politics.
"Your talk was so engaging and thought-provoking, and it really touched me. It made me see the positive in things I hadn’t seen before. It was such a pleasure to listen to someone talk as honestly and openly about mental health issues." - Frankie
Cambridge Union Society
Huge thank you to BBC Oxford for this long interview about Headcase, how it started and the work it is doing for mental health.
"Just standing there and talking for an hour and half made a real, almost immediate difference to many of those present, and feedback after the event was amazing..."
Pembroke College, Cambridge
Headcase's article in Glamour Magazine UK, about nervous breakdown.....and avoiding it.
"Hello! I met you last night in Pembroke and I want to thank you again for speaking. It was very honest and insightful and I really enjoyed hearing about what you are working on and doing." - Jessica
SO pleased to have been invited for this long interview on Eddie Nestor's Drivetime show on BBC London. And I got to wear his hat. Which made the whole visit worthwhile, I'm sure you'll agree.
A lot is talked about 'nervous breakdowns.' Everyone worth anything seems to be having them, almost weekly.
But what ARE they . . . and how can we avoid having one?