Tuesday 27th September 2016 (5.27pm)
9/10 – Yes that is correct 9/10! It has been quite a day. This morning I put a ‘piss take’ out of myself status on Facebook about being off work with mental health. The response I have had has been incredible and my phone has not stopped all day. I have really had an amazing response. I have received so much support and it is amazing how many people have said about their own struggles but have never felt able to speak out.
I have also had a phone call from the BBC to ask if I am ok about being filmed at home next week so they can see what I am like on camera and get a feel for my story. I really hope work agree to this as it has given me so much positivity and I really want to do it. The programme will be supported by Prince Harry, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Wow – it does not get much bigger. It will also be presented by Nick Knowles. I know this is something that I have to do. I have to bring a positive to my situation. At the start of my writing I was not quite sure how – but now I know.
Another bit of good news – I have had a positive response from one of my sickness insurance policies which will help my situation.
All this excitement in one day! I am hoping for more positivity tomorrow.