Acting After Illness #4 Hope

David King | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
David King

When my family first came looking for me in St Georges hospital, I can't imagine how they must of felt. Scared? Confused? Little did they know...

Having Hope When All Seems Hopeless

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Wood

I recently received a message from a psychologist in a large Australian prison. She has been printing my blogs and handing them out to prisoners as "a beacon of hope for change". This got me thinking about the role of hope and optimism in my own life and personal transformation.

Why Didn't You Tell?

Rosie Burnham | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

There are no answers to these questions, this is one of the hardest part of recovery to deal with. Slowly, I am getting there and trying to leave the past behind. I am trying to shape a more positive future where I am able to share my story and hopefully one day change will come.  


Rosie Burnham | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

As I look in the mirror, I don't remember the person looking back at me. I am trapped in a world of trauma. I start to run the cold tap, splash my face trying to retrace the old me. The young, joyful and innocent child but she was taken away, that day will never fade in my mind.


Katherine Press | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Katherine Press

Scrolling though the news channels this morning was like the opening sequence to a film in which the director is trying to convey just how chaotic the world has become in the dystopian future. Except it's real life. It's right now, and though I can choose to turn off the TV, I cannot forget what I've learned and I cannot ignore it - and nor should you.

Reacting With Hope

Daniel Singleton | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

Never before can I remember a time when the question 'What is the world coming to?' seemed most appropriate than the last couple of weeks. Yesterday ...

Women in Charge - Seeing is Believing

Katherine Press | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Katherine Press

We're living in interesting times, to say the least. On one hand you wouldn't be blamed for screaming in a panicked manner about the madness everywhere. On the other, if you're like me, you're quietly excited about the genders of our leading politicians.

Why I'm Supporting Jeremy Corbyn

Joanna Taylor | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Taylor

Corbyn is best equipped to heal the divisions within the UK because he understands the working-class and is prioritising fairer working conditions, stimulation of the economy and improving public services over tax-breaks for business big-wigs or scapegoating immigrants.

How I Overcame Paralysis And Hitting Rock Bottom

Charlotte Elizabeth | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Elizabeth

Today I live to know the secret to what I wish I had known before, that we cannot stop our fears from happening, but we can learn to live beyond our fears, to use them as our greatest catalyst and to fight each day for our fears fear - our dreams.

Why My Heart Truly Breaks for the Orlando victims

Thuy Yau | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Thuy Yau

In the words of the late Martin Luther King, Jr: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

The Fight Which Defined Muhammad Ali

David Ready | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Sport
David Ready

Last weekend, perhaps the greatest sportsman ever to walk the face of this earth passed away and that sportsman was Muhammad Ali. Ali was the greatest...

Stay Connected

Esther Dark | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Dark

In our modern life, loneliness is booming. The dining room table is an object of the past, we touch our phones more than touching one another and social media has become a replacement for human interaction.

My Story: Recovering From an Eating Disorder

Esther Dark | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Dark

A traditional story implies a beginning and an end, but this one has no end. My journey of recovery through anorexia is ongoing - it's a process; it's patience; it's often moving one step forward, two steps back; it's not a result or a full stop; it's about the everyday, the small steps, which test my limits, yet from the outside seem insignificantly inconsequential.

Room Film Review: 'Exquisite And Life-Affirming'

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

While Room has the makings of a terrifyingly real horror story or psychological thriller, director Lenny Abrahamson refuses to diminish or cheapen Donoghue's life-affirming story with gimmicks or horror-movie-frights, and instead creates a heart-breaking, and paradoxically heart-warming, masterpiece of cinema which tells a story of human spirit, hope and the incomparable love between a mother and her child.

How to Learn to Win Again

Danny Bowman | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bowman

Sometimes in life we have moments of hardship and times where you start to lose hope. Below is my five step plan to win again...

Sceptical or Not, It's Positive That Cameron Has Announced Mental Health Plans

Danny Bowman | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bowman

The long awaited voice of the tory governments vision for mental health services has finally surfaced but many mental health campaigners are sceptical it can deliver. David Cameron gave a speech on Monday about how to revolutionise mental health services in Britain and outlined his plans.

When Times Get Hard - Hold On!

Louise Gillett | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

In my opinion, the reason we are here on this planet is to be happy. I don't know how I formed this opinion - I suppose I feel it, rather than think it. Sometimes life gets hard and happiness seems elusive, but there are certain things we can do to help ourselves even in difficult circumstances.

What I'd Tell Her Daughter About Heartbreak

Adele Barlow | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Parents
Adele Barlow

Fast-forward fifteen years; her mother and I sit on the couch; this little girl is now at university but home for the holidays and she walks in and bursts into tears, freshly dumped by her boyfriend.

A Year of Pain but Some Progress

Louis Sherman | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

I believe people are starting to come together, and considering there are 7 billion of us it will always take more than a year. We all have different views, and rightly so, but surely we must all agree that a world focussed on progressing forward and away from hate should always be a slightly better one?

Festive Thanks!

Kate Elliott | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I was talking to some young people at work who were a bit stressed about Christmas and they seemed so shocked at the idea that my Christmas wasn't going to just turn out like some kind of ideal homes perfect picture of a happy festive British family. I

Unite, Keep Calm and Carry On: Your Power To Fight Terrorism At Home

Phillip Krynski | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
Phillip Krynski

Keep calm and carry on. Those were the motivational words printed on a poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for predicted ...

International Men's Day

Kate Elliott | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I believe in equality and it's something I spend time thinking about... working out new ways to try and reach out to people in need, help change perce...

I Want to Tell You About Mandy

Jane Harmer | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Jane Harmer

A Way Out wants to be part of the support that ensures our women can make this choice. Rather than succumbing to negativity, concurring with stereotypical assumptions surrounding those in sex work, and agreeing with the generally accepted inevitability that change is impossible, we believe in possibility and potential...

Where'd All The Good People Go?

Kate Elliott | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I'm deeply saddened by the recent events in Paris. I'm sad that there is such tragedy and terror in the world and I hate seeing unnecessary loss of li...

The Quiet Heroes

Danny Bowman | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

This piece is all about the quiet heroes in my life; the ones that stood by me through the indescribable horrors of my condition. They saw a boy cry himself to sleep, a teenager fall apart and a man's fight for recovery but the consistent correlation was they stood by me.