Everyone is on a different journey, but no-one need walk it alone.

Lemony Snicket, The Blanc Book

Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.

Glenn Close

What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.

Michelle Obama

Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or brain, it’s still an illness there should be no distinction.

About Me

My name is Natalie, I am a 30 something year old wife and mum of two children and one cheeky dachshund called Winston.

I am a Mental Health Advocate, Blogger aspiring to change the world of mental health forever.

It was May of 2019 that I decided to set up my website A Work in Progress, to create a blog based primarily on the subject of Mental Health.

Mental Health Blog

Never feel alone on your journey with mental health.

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Thing's are not always as they seem... this is not new information. I think we are all aware of the smoke and mirrors that are sometimes used. Hiding behind a mask, pretending to be okay or pretending to be someone we are not just to please the audience. We are judged...

read more
The opinion she didn’t ask for

The opinion she didn’t ask for

Welcome back! Last week I uploaded the first of many poems called Pressure… but this poem wasn’t mine it was written by my daughter who is 14 years old, as soon as I read what she had written, I knew instantly it had to be the first, it is incredible, she is...

read more
Bravery

Bravery

Welcome back, and welcome to the new home of A Work In Progress! I am so excited to be back and writing again especially in this beautiful new space… it finally feels like me! What do you guys think? I Would love to hear your thoughts? I wanted to start this week’s...

read more
Finding my purpose

Finding my purpose

Welcome back! The worst times in my life have taught me some of my greatest lessons, these lessons have been what has enabled me to grow and become the person I am truly meant to be, and with that find the people I am supposed to connect with and meet, give me the...

read more
2022 reflection and the start of a new year

2022 reflection and the start of a new year

Welcome back! At the end of every year, I would always set myself new goals/resolutions for the year ahead and I’m sure like many rarely manage to complete more than one thing on the list. The intention is always there but it just never seems to happen!  Going...

read more
Alcohol and anxiety

Alcohol and anxiety

TRIGGER WARNING!! THIS BLOG CONTAINS INFORMATION AND STORIES THAT REFERS TO AND DESCRIBES IN DETAIL ADDICTION SPECIFICALLY TO ALCOHOL.  IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU FIND TO BE A TRIGGER, PLEASE CLICK OFF THIS POST NOW. Growing up I always felt very awkward, had...

read more

Discover You

Get in touch with me

5 + 11 =