Tell us a little bit about yourself…
I'm a fashion, fitness and lifestyle influencer, and also work in Marketing. I'm 25 (soon to be 26!) and have had chronic illnesses ME & Fibromyalgia for 9 years.
What is your lockdown mood/mindset?
My lockdown mindset and mood has fluctuated so much - and that's okay! My main focus is trying to keep my mood as stable as possible and making sure that I balance what I need for my mental health with the needs of the others in my household.
Why is Mental Health Awareness Week important to you?
Our mental health and wellbeing are just as important as our physical health but often we can feel ashamed or worried to talk about it. Mental Health Awareness Week is a great opportunity to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and to start much-needed conversations. When I first became ill with my chronic illnesses, I also experienced anxiety and depression for the first time. My mental health was severely affected by both my illness and the isolation that it caused me. Campaigns that raise awareness remind me that I’m not alone - and I should not be afraid to talk about how I’m feeling.