• The Imposter

    I received a couple of messages in the last month asking me why I hadn’t written any blogs recently and why I hadn’t spoken any further around the topic of loneliness after being quite open about it last year. The main reason is; I’ve felt a bit embarrassed to, and I hate to say it […]

  • Good grief

    It’s beginning to look a lot like that time of year that I really dread…. Avid readers (hey Mum, hey Dad) will know that I have spoken about this before – yet every year November comes and I get railroaded once again by my sudden plummeting mood and feelings of sadness despite knowing that it’s now a […]

  • Unhinged

    Sometimes I wish I was a musician or a poet and able to channel some of these convoluted thoughts and emotions into a beautifully crafted and considered song or poem as opposed to a rambling blog. But here we are. Over the last 6 months I’ve dipped my toe back in to the world of […]

  • Lost Hours

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and to be honest I wouldn’t blame you given the state of things), you’ll know that today is World Mental Health Day. I struggle with these “days” a little as you see such an outpouring of support that soon disappears for the other 364 days of the year. […]

  • Heart v Head

    Remember when I boasted a couple of blogs ago about how something good had happened and that I was going to try and enjoy it as I didn’t know when the wave was going to come and take me again? Ha. That was silly. I should know better than to tempt fate like that. The […]

  • Honesty is the best policy

    I may regret writing this but here goes. I’m not very well at the moment. I’ve been signed off work with mental exhaustion, which in other words means I’ve had a bit of a meltdown. And rather than write about it in a few weeks when I’m (hopefully) back to feeling something a bit less […]

  • She’s back…

    I’ve been thinking about why I haven’t written a blog in such a long time. Maybe it’s because I was left with a bad taste in my mouth after the Texan’s character assassination. Maybe it’s because I’ve been writing more about music again. Maybe it’s because I don’t think anyone wants to read about me […]


    I was asked to contribute to a discussion on BBC News around the side effects of antidepressants and how more informed guidance should be given to those using them. BBC News – Thurs May 30th Michelle Lloyd Antidepressants from Michelle Lloyd on Vimeo.

  • Shake it off

    I always seem to open these things with “it’s been a while”. But, it’s been a while. I’ve been a little reluctant to write anything as the last time I posted I received a fair bit of disapproval which irritatingly got under my skin and upset me. Bit silly really as we all know posting […]

  • Decisions, decisions, decisions

      It’s Sunday night and unlike most of you I’m utterly thrilled that the weekend is over and that work beckons in the morning. I’ve told you this before, but weekends have become a ‘thing’, and these last two have been quite grisly. And before you give out a massive sigh, no this is not […]