Get yourself out of the post-graduate life hangover…

SO I’ve been a bit quiet on here recently which is a bit weird because I am never ever quiet! but hey, I’ve been a bit of a busy girl!

A couple of months ago, you heard how hard graduate life is. How you’re bombarded with emails of ‘you’re over qualified soz’ or ‘sorry you don’t have enough experience for this position’, and you feel incredibly stuck. You feel like you’ve cried, eaten and read your life away at uni just to be met with big fat nothing at the end of it.  Continue reading “Get yourself out of the post-graduate life hangover…”

Keeping your head above the waves (Revisited)

By Sammy Jenkins

There is a silent killer in the midst of our streets, our schools, our workplaces and behind the closed doors of our neighbourly counterparts. Its silence lies in the fact that people don’t talk about it. It is not cancer or heart disease. It is suicide and it’s the biggest killer in men under the age of forty-five in the UK. Continue reading “Keeping your head above the waves (Revisited)”

Keeping your head above the waves

By Sammy Jenkins

 

There is a silent illness amongst the thought waves of our young, our old, our women, our men and our children. There is a silent killer amongst the streets of our cities, our parks, our villages and behind the closed doors of our neighbours. It is suicide and it is silent because we don’t talk about it. Suicide is hitting men under the age of forty-five the hardest here in the UK.

Continue reading “Keeping your head above the waves”

Radio Documentary: Suicide; Stigma & Support

So for the last few months I’ve been working on my major project; one of the most rewarding but emotionally draining experience of my entire life.

Here’s a little radio documentary I made involving The Samaritans and mental health nurse Nicola Merralls, covering topics of support available and the stigma surrounding suicide.

Music by Ben Sound.

 

 

 

 

 

Sadness, content, understanding…but most of all speaking out.

So I guess I’ve been in auto-pilot for the last couple of weeks, trying to figure out:

  1. What I actually want to do with my life
  2. Why I’ve decided to put myself through the pain of dissertation writing and creating a documentary that really hits home for me.

When deciding what I wanted to base my short TV documentary on, there was only ever one choice for me.

Losing someone is the worst feeling in the entire world, losing someone to suicide is just a completely different type of grief. Talking about my fathers death has always been something I shied away from in regular conversations (unless you get a couple of drinks down me or chuck a pen and paper in-front of me. In this case chuck me a keyboard and computer screen and I become the ultimate keyboard warrior). Continue reading “Sadness, content, understanding…but most of all speaking out.”

Kate Nash reveals she was sexually assaulted in her own home

By Sammy Jenkins

Published by GIGSoup

Kate Nash has claimed that a stranger sexually assaulted her in her Los Angeles home this week.

Posting an emotional message to her Instragram page on Friday, the British singer-songwriter described how she’d been ‘cornered’ in her bathroom and forcibly ‘groped’ by a man two days before. Continue reading “Kate Nash reveals she was sexually assaulted in her own home”

Groezrock Festival release statement following Brussels terror-attacks

By Sammy Jenkins

Published by GIGSoup

Punk-rock festival Groezrock has taken to their Facebook page to address any concerns following the attacks in Brussels yesterday. Continue reading “Groezrock Festival release statement following Brussels terror-attacks”