Hi, I’m Jayne!

Hi, I’m Jayne!


Doggedly determined and a naturally curious observer of life – definitely one of those “but, why?” kids. My biggest kerfuffle is that the number of ideas between my ears outweigh the life in my years. Having been on a somewhat convoluted path, writing has been the comforting constant with published articles aplenty and four traditionally published books under my belt. The following books have been published with Orion Spring: The Self-Care Project, 365 Days of Self-Care: A Journal, Making Space: Creating boundaries in an ever-encroaching world, and Kind Words for Unkind Days. My most recent title ‘Everything I Wish I’d Known About Stress; A Hopeful Toolkit‘ was published under my own imprint ‘Floe Publishing‘.

I have also spoken, and written, about my own experiences of depression and self-care on BBC Radio 2, at TEDxBrum, and in publications such as Huffington Post, Grazia, The Guardian, and Virgin, to name a few.

Writing aside, I’m happiest pottering around my home in Cornwall with my husband, our daughter and our dog, or wave jumping, reading, hiking, and generally, just larking about.


Blankets, blissful baths, board games, slow worms, giggling like a snorting hyena, baking, then eating the baked goods, long walks, feeling excited and enthused, having ideas, lists, a good book, notebooks, Pentel Brush Sign pens in blue ink, learning new things, being by or in the sea, chatting about everything and nothing with her daughter, making up weird pet names for my favourite people, sunsets, profiteroles, fairy lights, blanket forts, a lovely lit candle, all kinds of crafts, and plants, lots of plants.


Being cold, walking on a moving train, people who complain about everything – we all know the sort, pepper on a pizza (although pineapple is acceptable – controversial!), and spiders.


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14.01.2021 How to set clear work boundaries — and stick to them | Ted.com
20.06.2020 Four simple changes to make to improve your mental health in tough times | Independent
15.04.2019 How to shake off bad energy and life positively | Stylist
08.01.2019 8 best self-care books | Independent
02.01.2019 we all know social media can seriously harm your mental health, so what now? | i-D Vice
10.10.2018 New Read | Woman’s Weekly
03.09.2018 Teacher Sends Kids ‘Jitter Glitter’ To Calm Nerves On Their First Day Of School | Huffington Post
13.08.2018 7 of The Best Books to Boost Your Mental Health | Get The Gloss
26.07.2018 ‘I Am Walking Around In A Black World’: Life With Depression At The Height Of Summer | Huffington Post
20.05.2018 Chloe Brotheridge The Calmer You Podcast
01.05.2018 Strong Mind. Positive Steps to a healthier Outlook | Woman’s Health
01.03.2018 Self-help book test drive | Mslexia
27.02.2018 Take care | Woman’s Way
02.02.2018 Emma Gannon CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast
01.02.2018 New reads for you | Woman’s Weekly
01.02.2018 Self-Care – The life-changing benefits of taking care of yourself | Woman and Home
07.01.2018 How To Practise Self-Care in 2018 For A Happier You | Huffington Post
07.01.2018 Change for the better | Sunday Express (S Magazine)
01.01.2018 Six of the best books for a new you this new year | Living North
01.01.2018 Your January Reading List | Top Sante
18.12.2017 My depression was so bad I couldn’t brush my teeth. Self-care brought me back from the brink | iNewspaper
16.12.2017 Are you hiding behind your smile? | Mail on Sunday (YOU)
08.12.2017 8 Best Self-HelpBooks | Independent
01.12.2017 Keeping your cool at work during the Christmas season | Irish Tatler
01.12.2017 Top Tomes For This Year’s Stockings! | Prima
16.11.2017 Mental health: Depression sufferer reveals how she boosted her decade of blues | Daily Express
13.11.2017 Self-care: How remembering to look after ourselves became a movement | International Business Times
12.11.2017 Feeling Frazzled? Then Put Yourself First | Mail on Sunday (YOU)
12.11.2017 You’ve been getting self-care wrong this whole time | Refinery29
01.11.2017 Tips on how to know whether or not a quiet weekend will really do you good | The Irish News
06.10.2017 BBC Like Minds video explains why mornings can be a hurdle for people living with depression | The Sunday Post
03.08.2017 How to use Slack for internal communications | Third Sector
10.07.2017 How to support a depressed partner while maintaining your own mental health | Guardian
14.05.2017 How I explain my depression to my three-year-old daughter | Good to Know
08.05.2017 How do you stay mentally healthy? | Refinery29 x WomenforWomen
07.12.2016 BBC Radio 2 with Jeremy Vine
19.06.2016 What you don’t see about depression | TEDxBrum
22.04.2016 People Open Up About Their Depression Struggles With #WhatYouDontSee | Huffington Post
12.08.2014 “What on earth did he have to be depressed about?” – why depression isn’t always about circumstance | Cosmopolitan