Welcome to our brand-new Sunday series.
As we all navigate life through these strange and uncertain times, we know you need more authentic content from us than ever before.

We’ve teamed up with a whole host of self-care ICONS to discuss the big issues that are close to their hearts.
Their stories are woven together with hope for the future and include practical ways to harness self-love, confidence and positivity, even on the days that feel extra tough.

Tune in to our Instagram stories every Sunday for the full takeover.

Trigger Warning: ADHD and Anxiety

ICONIC Babe Penny Belle is a writer, social media influencer and mental health advocate.

We talked to Penny about life in lockdown and creating a safe space to practice good Mental Health through art therapy!

Penny Belle

1. How have you been managing your Mental Health during lockdown?

I have been practicing self-love, self-care…just really looking after myself! I have taken up art, saying daily affirmations and I’ve been very committed to journaling. All of this has really helped manage my mental health during lockdown.

2. What does a good mental health advocate look like to you?

Being a good mental health advocate means I’m doing everything I can to kill the stigma and to get to a place where we don’t even need mental health advocates. You don’t really hear about advocates for physical health, and mental health is just as important as physical health!

3. What tools do I use to manage my mental health?

Art therapy has been a gift when it comes to managing my mental health. Sometimes I have these crazy outbursts of energy and if I don’t know where to put that energy I can use it to overthink… so turning towards art has really helped harness that energy in a positive way.

4. What does self-love mean to you?

It means honouring myself - making sure I’m up to scratch and that I can help others.

5. How do you practice self-love daily?

I schedule in FUN and REST daily. I have huge to-do lists each day, (lists as long as I am - and I’m 5’11”!) but no matter how long they are I always make sure to make time for fun and rest.


It’s never been more important to ASK FOR HELP if you feel you need it. Don’t suffer alone!

Samaritans

Call: 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland)

SHOUT

Text: 85258

SEED Eating Disorder Support

Call: 01482 718 130

MIND

Call: 0300 123 3393

To our ICONIC Babe community, reminder: Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can. We will see you next week for another Self-Care Sunday takeover! X

Welcome to our brand-new Sunday series.
As we all navigate life through these strange and uncertain times, we know you need more authentic content from us than ever before.

We’ve teamed up with a whole host of self-care ICONS to discuss the big issues that are close to their hearts.
Their stories are woven together with hope for the future and include practical ways to harness self-love, confidence and positivity, even on the days that feel extra tough.

Tune in to our Instagram stories every Sunday for the full takeover.

Trigger Warning: ADHD and Anxiety

ICONIC Babe Penny Belle is a writer, social media influencer and mental health advocate.

We talked to Penny about life in lockdown and creating a safe space to practice good Mental Health through art therapy!

Penny Belle

1. How have you been managing your Mental Health during lockdown?

I have been practicing self-love, self-care…just really looking after myself! I have taken up art, saying daily affirmations and I’ve been very committed to journaling. All of this has really helped manage my mental health during lockdown.

2. What does a good mental health advocate look like to you?

Being a good mental health advocate means I’m doing everything I can to kill the stigma and to get to a place where we don’t even need mental health advocates. You don’t really hear about advocates for physical health, and mental health is just as important as physical health!

3. What tools do I use to manage my mental health?

Art therapy has been a gift when it comes to managing my mental health. Sometimes I have these crazy outbursts of energy and if I don’t know where to put that energy I can use it to overthink… so turning towards art has really helped harness that energy in a positive way.

4. What does self-love mean to you?

It means honouring myself - making sure I’m up to scratch and that I can help others.

5. How do you practice self-love daily?

I schedule in FUN and REST daily. I have huge to-do lists each day, (lists as long as I am - and I’m 5’11”!) but no matter how long they are I always make sure to make time for fun and rest.


It’s never been more important to ASK FOR HELP if you feel you need it. Don’t suffer alone!

Samaritans

Call: 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland)

SHOUT

Text: 85258

SEED Eating Disorder Support

Call: 01482 718 130

MIND

Call: 0300 123 3393

To our ICONIC Babe community, reminder: Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can. We will see you next week for another Self-Care Sunday takeover! X