Author: Andrew

Mental Health and Employment – Andy’s Story and Help Finding Work – Towards Work  

While I was still at school, prior to any mental health problem, I managed to hold down jobs as a barman, receptionist, waiter, factory worker and chef. I used to get up at 4.30am before school and go and cook breakfast for the hotel guests in a nearby village. Both, getting and keeping a job […]

Tackling Stigma Head(High) On!

A week ago today, my very good friend, Raj, and I attended the Fundamental mental health event, in Derby, organised by Head High. Special thanks to Raj for his support. We had an amazing day and met some wonderfully gifted, driven people, some of who we hope will feature on the blog soon. Look out […]

Richard Enion – An ENRICHD Mind

Intro-ing  You know, I’ve been thinking about this almighty article for a few weeks now and I often find that my way of beingworks so well to last minute deadlines. Andy gave me generous date, 30 or so days in advance now, and here I am right up to the deadline with what I believe to be a highly useful read […]

Special Guest Writer Coming Soon! – Richard Enion: Diet and Mental Health

I can’t think of anyone better qualified to speak about diet and mental health. Richard Enion’s virtue and enthusiasm means he stands out, as a friend, founder at Enrichd Superfoods (, and Enrichd (, speaker (, and drummer ( Richard came to prominence on Dragon’s Den ( back in 2009 and has since made it […]

Are Mental Health Patients Dangerous?

I have had to be very assertive when it has come to ensuring I am not made out to be violent and dangerous due to my mental health. In my notes at hospital, and with my medical team out of hospital, I have had to frequently justify myself as angry not violent. I have been […]

Sleep and Good Mental Health

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day – Friedrich Nietzsche Studies have proven that there is a strong link between good quality, 7-9 hour of sleep per night, and good mental health. In this article we are going to explore the problem of sleep deprivation when considering our […]

Addiction and Willpower

I recently overcame my addiction for alcohol and nicotine. I attended two Easyway Clinics in a week, and I have no impulse to touch either alcohol or cigarettes again. But just how did these fine folk at Alan Carr’s Easyway bend my thinking towards lacking any urge to touch these horrible drugs again. Not only […]

Allen Carr’s Easyway, Addiction and Mental Health – John Dicey (Global CEO) – DISCOUNT CODE: NOSTIGMA

What an absolute pleasure to be asked to pen a few lines for the ‘Putting Stigma to Shame’ website. There are some simple reasons that explain why I was so enthusiastic to do so. Firstly, there is no doubt that, although much progress has been made in the general public’s perception of ‘Mental Health Issues’, […]


Dear Readers, Putting Stigma to Shame is excited to bring you this amazing bit of news…. We have a very special announcement here at Putting Stigma to Change. A great guest will be writing an article on The Putting Stigma to Shame Blog. We cannot give you too many details at present, but look out […]

UPDATE: Celebrating Mental Health Month 2019

Things have been really busy at Putting Stigma to Shame recently. Here’s your latest update on the special plans we have for you: We did some special updates to the site for Mental Health Month 2019 (we don’t miss an opportunity for an extended celebration with our American cousins!), and we have some big plans […]