Saturday, 6 January 2018

HAPPY FIFTH BIRTHDAY I'M NOT DISORDERED | A YEAR IN IMAGES


'The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way'

To celebrate the FIFTH year of I'm NOT Disordered being a part of mine, and so many other people's, life; here's a look back on the past year of this wild journey that's seen almost 100,000 new readers! Here's to many more posts, partnerships, collaborations, and Q&As ;)

But before we get into the photos, here's what has been posted for the past four Birthdays:

YEAR ONE: http://www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2014/01/happy-first-birthday-im-not-disordered.html

YEAR TWO: http://www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2015/01/happy-second-birthday-im-not-disordered.html

YEAR THREE: http://www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2016/01/happy-third-birthday-im-not-disordered.html

YEAR FOUR: http://www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2017/01/happy-fourth-birthday-im-not-disordered.html

And here's YEAR FIVE:

January 2017
The year began with a post to celebrate New Year and my engagement to Ronnie; as well as I’m NOT Disordered’s Fourth Birthday & a collaboration with Time To Change for #TimeToTalk Day.

February 2017
Just two months in and I found myself featuring on ITV local news before celebrating my 26th Birthday.

































































March 2017
I attended a Cygnet Healthcare event at the opening of their brand new Coventry Hospital.

April 2017
And another event with Cygnet Healthcare! This time, discussing #NewApproaches to Rehabilitation and Recovery. I then had the honour of being a finalist for an award at Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust’s Staff Excellence Awards.
May 2017
Yet another TV appearance; this time on BBC national news; and then a collaboration with Manchester’s NHS psychiatric Trust after the shocking bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester Arena.
June 2017
I was involved in the Cygnet Healthcare #changestigma event.



July 2017
I celebrated a quarter of a million readers and enjoyed a little trip to Scarborough.
August 2017
I was honoured to receive and email from Sunny Bird PR asking if I’d publish a press release about the launch of postcards designed by Gary McQueen with the intent of promoting conversation of mental health and a reduction in mental health stigma.
September 2017
I finally launched my project in partnership with ITV Fixers, and had an impromptu moment when I bought a bunny.

October 2017
My work with Gail Curry on her brand new book Lines of An Unfinished Love Song, was finally publicised in the launch event of her book, and I was honoured with the position of Head of Social Media for the National Service User Awards 2018.
November 2017
Ronnie and I celebrated our one year anniversary since we got engaged and I attended another Cygnet Healthcare event; this time at an event all about the Reduction of Restrictive Practices coming from co-production.
December 2017
This month was incredibly busy with me running ’12 Days of Christmas with I’m NOT Disordered’ and a post on what I was lucky enough to be given for Christmas.