Joanna Cannon’s top 5 reads of 2019

Joanna Cannon, author of Breaking and Mending has written a blog for Waterstones with her top 5 reads of 2019; and she's only bloody picked Bird Therapy as one of them! I'm proper buzzing. She says this kind and clever yellow book is filled with practical advice, as well as Joe’s own story. A perfect … Continue reading Joanna Cannon’s top 5 reads of 2019

Twenty books: sharing a story

I approached the publisher of Bird Therapy, Unbound, a few weeks ago to ask if I could have some copies of my book to send out to organisations working and supporting with mental health. Chris from Team4Nature tweeted out for me to ask for nominations and we got over 60 in the end. I sat … Continue reading Twenty books: sharing a story

A dose of Bird Therapy pt. 1

Warped windows creaked open and a tripod scraped in metallic agony as it's legs fell out of their tubular housings. The flasks metal base clanged against the wooden shelf that all bird hides have above their benches. We were alone in this wooden box and we were settling for a prolonged stay. Slow breathing, in-out, … Continue reading A dose of Bird Therapy pt. 1

Epic podcast chat with Jonny ‘Dovestep’ Rankin

A few days ago, I spent a couple of hours in the evening having a really good chat with Jonny Rankin of Dovestep fame (he also contributed to Bird Therapy too). We talk about a lot of non-birding stuff as well - but it was great to chat to him about mental health, birdwatching and … Continue reading Epic podcast chat with Jonny ‘Dovestep’ Rankin

Life without likes

Over the past six weeks I’ve had to dip in and out of using Twitter for reasons (many) that I’ve written about on here before. I noticed that my behaviour regarding Twitter was becoming very obsessive and cyclic and had begun to impact on my mental health in a big way. I also noticed that … Continue reading Life without likes