Col Original

Welcome to my blog.

I write about what is important to me, in particular around mental health, life with a colostomy and for a bit of light relief, music.

The goal is to open up the conversation, generally, but also specifically for men around mental health and physical health eg a colostomy, that men generally don’t talk about. There is no rocket science, just my take on on the above, I might pop in a few facts and figures just to illustrate a point.

I talk about these things because I am passionate about them. I have my own lived experience of mental health, I am Chair of the local Mind organisation and I work for another charity supporting individuals with their mental health. The views in this blog are my own and do not represent any organisation that I support or work for.

If you are looking for support around mental health then the links below are a good place to start.

Rethink Mental Illness

MIND

Colostomy UK

Stomawise