I’ve thrived over the past 18 months.

Don’t get me wrong — I’ve experienced challenges. I’ve sat through a Zoom funeral (0/10 — do not recommend), sold a shared ownership flat afflicted by cladding in the middle of a pandemic (in case you were considering it, firmly not one for…

“This isn’t a sad story, this isn’t ‘woe is me’. This is ‘I felt really sad, I spoke to Samaritans, I got help from my GP and now I’m in such a good place’”.

This week, TV star Scarlett Moffatt told BBC Breakfast how she reached out to Samaritans at…

Today is ‘Brew Monday’ — a Samaritans initiative, encouraging people to enjoy a virtual cuppa with someone on what is notoriously the bleakest day of the year (Blue Monday).

Checking in on someone who is feeling lonely, anxious, or depressed can make the world of difference.

This time of year…

This was me, four years ago.

I had just picked up the keys to my flat. Obviously, I was appreciative of being in such a fortunate position. But inside I was unravelling. I was a fragile tangle of anxiety. I couldn’t hold down food. I was exhausted. …

I hate industry ‘30 under 30’ power books.

I’ll give you three reasons why.

1. Historically, they lack diversity and while some industries such as PR say they are taking steps to rectify this, the fundamentals mean this won’t actually be achieved. …

Stacey hangs around with me quite a lot. But if I’m being totally honest, she’s a bit of a bitch.

She has very little social etiquette. Quite often, she’ll turn up unannounced. And she doesn’t take a hint to leave. …

While lockdown no doubt had its heart-wrenching impacts, there have been some silver linings. I’ve discovered non-underwired bras. A comfort breakthrough beyond my wildest dreams.

In all seriousness, as the lockdown fog cumbersomely lifts, there are some significant positives I do not want to let go of. I want to…

Last week was #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek (mildly ironic use of hashtag). You’ll probably already know this because you’ll have seen your bank, supermarket, broadband provider, that random website you bought hen do decorations off three years ago tweet/email/Insta-story about it.

That’s annoying.

It makes mental health ‘fashionable’ rather than a real subject…

Each day feels like an episode of Tiger King — when you’re 100% sure the one before could not have got any weirder

Neighbours I’ve barely spoken to have offered us spare toilet roll

Strangers are offering to do each-others’ food shopping

I look forward to 8pm on Thursdays —…

…WTF

My (borderline overshare) response to a headline that repulsed me.

On Saturday, media began reporting on the tragic death of TV presenter, Caroline Flack. I’ve actively ignored most of the reporting on this as I am not convinced the majority of it is in the public’s interest (as per…

Rebecca Stevenson

Combining my day job with my most vulnerable experiences and opening it up to public opinion. What could go wrong.

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