Lessons From Depression

Lessons From Depression

I last took anti depressant medication in 2018. With the passing of time, there is a temptation to avoid thinking about the illness. Especially as it affected me for at least eleven years, in varying degrees of severity and ways it presented. However, there has been...
Lessons From Depression

Barriers To Listening

Listening. For something that is done every day, I was taken aback by how bad I can be at it. It has made me think that for every person encouraged to speak there needs to be a competent listener. My understanding of the barriers we can all have to listening properly...
The Twelfth Man

The Twelfth Man

The key to promoting mental wellbeing and suicide prevention is to get people talking. Cricket suits this with the convergence of people in one place to follow a common interest. The hope is that the range of conversation between team mates can extend beyond runs,...
Lessons From Depression

The Reasons Why

Opening Up is Alex Miller’s legacy to cricket. What always spurs me on is that in years to come, when memories of his efforts on the pitch have started to fade, his energy will still inspire. The project operates with the cliche of “if it helps one...