Lessons Learned Through Mental Ill Health

Available evidence from Public Health England indicates an increasing number of cases of stress, anxiety and depression across the population as lockdowns take their toll on mental health and wellbeing. There is still a lot of stigma around mental health, which is why I feel it super important to speak up. Now more than ever, …

In the Press: Spennymoor mum-of-two to compete for £20,000

Originally reported By Katie MacFarlane The Northern Echo 23rd April 2019 Kirsty Taylor, 34, will be up against 12 other budding property investors from all over the country taking part in The Eviction. The contestants, aged 21 to 56, will live together at Caverswall Castle in the Staffordshire Moorlands, one of the last remaining moated …

Kirsty ad Michael GNR Finish 2018

We did it!!

Second Great North Run Done! Boom! I have just about recovered I think from an absolutely amazing day with an amazing atmosphere and amazing people. A slow start and a quick realisation that 13.1 miles is a long bloody way but I flew past planes, fire engines and bob sleds, got chased of minions, burned …

Meet the imprints

Met the new Taylor’s Holly and Ollie (the birds I haven’t changed the kids names lol) The new chicks on the block are this years Peregrine imprints. Holly is named after her grandmother whose sadly lost a couple of years ago and was the first Peregrine Michael bought and imprinted back in 2005. Ollie is …

Press Release: BISHOP AUCKLAND MP TAKES A STAND AGAINST CANCER

Bishop Auckland Constituency MP, Helen Goodman, is backing a life-saving appeal from Cancer Research  UK for more NHS cancer staff. She joined campaigners in Westminster on Wednesday 6 June at the launch of the charity’s new campaign – ‘Shoulder to Shoulder Against Cancer’. It encourages everyone to stand shoulder to shoulder with the NHS by …

Parliament Day 2018 #shouldertoshoulder

What a week! In a break from the norm I headed to London to fulfil my role Cancer Research Campaigns Ambassador. Over 80 fellow ambassadors plus CRUK staff and volunteers headed to Parliament for the Launch of the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign. With a growing and ageing population, demand for cancer tests is going to …

Depression and Anxiety sucks

Mental health is not something I talk openly and often about. This week  (14-20 May 2018) is Mental Health Awareness weekend seamed appropriate to open up and let me you tell you depression and anxiety sucks.   I have suffered anxiety as long as I can remember although, it was only about  4 years ago that …