About

Thanks for stopping by!

What do you say on these kind of About pages?

I’m Sophie, born in Boro but living in Manchester, a mediocre piano player with a love for netball and Netflix.

I also write, a lot. I started this blog to share my life, my mental health journey, my thoughts, my passions, all in one place for your reading pleasure.

I don’t know how to maintain an Instagram ‘theme’ and I hate taking pictures of myself, but bear with me. I’ll learn.

Come along with me, enjoy the ride!

In the meantime, here’s a photo from NYC, my happy place.

new york times square

1 Comment

  1. December 29, 2017 / 1:47 am

    Hi Sophie,

    Great to connect with you!

    I’m Jo – artist, writer, traveller, mental health advocate, music lover, wild west nut intrigued by science, and renaissance soul with a potty sense of humour.

    Four years ago I began a three-year journey towards miraculous full recovery after thirty years of depression – a medication crisis was the catalyst, I’ve never felt this good – and I’m chronicling the rebuild of my polymath and adventurous, creative lifestyle on my blog,
    Creating My Odyssey

    I’m networking with creatives with mental health issues and reaching people with a voice, and those with depression in particular, to show that depression is the most treatable of mental illnesses.

    By enormous good chance through my medication crisis and wonderful neighbours, we met the brilliant mental health team, who, with a combination of medication (known as California Rocket Fuel – love it!) and cognitive behavioural therapy, brought me to where I am now. Which proves that provided sufferers know where to look, help is available. That’s the hard part, which shouldn’t be the case.

    Creating My Odyssey is a great vehicle for my creativity – writing (anecdotal articles and an epic novel) and art – and also covers a myriad of eclectic subjects. I’m unleashing everything that was previously hidden under a bushel, and I’ve been interviewed and had articles published on mental health sites.

    I’m also posting blog links on my site and would love to exchange links and guest posts with other bloggers, particularly on mental health matters, so if you’re interested, I’d love to hear from you. Also, if possible, to collaborate with other creatives who suffer or have suffered from mental health problems. Possibly exchange blog posts about creative lives, whatever ideas anyone may have. I’m open to (almost!) anything!

    I’ve also been writing a humongous novel forever, on and off, particularly during young parenthood and depression, to help keep me sane. Alias Jeannie Delaney is the life story of a devastating cowgirl who’s the fastest gun in the west and also bisexual. Since my recovery from depression I’ve decided it’s time to get it out there! I’m blogging about it on my site.

    Thank you so much for reading, and I’d love you to follow me while I walk the path that I’ve always wanted to take.

    Jo UK

    I’ve had an interview published here:
    Leslie Tate interview/Recovering From Depression Part 1
    Leslie Tate interview/Recovering From Depression Part 2

    I’ve had mental health articles published here:
    Councillors Cafe – All Dried Up
    Councillors Cafe – My Experience of CBT
    Rachel Kelly/My wellness story by Jo Clutton
    Creative Mental Health – One of the Hardest Things
    iam1in4/creating-my-odyssey
    Author Jo Clutton – Mental Movement

    I had many anecdotal articles published in the Alton Gazette (Hampshire UK)
    I was featured in my cowgirl role in the
    Alton Gazette and The Sunday Telegraph Magazine!
    I had an article on narrow boating featured in Waterways World

    I write about life, creativity and mental health here:
    http://www.jo-b-creative.blogspot.co.uk
    I go west here:
    Kitty Le Roy’s Wild West
    I talk to mates and share here:
    Facebook Jo Bennett
    I share my posts here:
    Facebook Creating My Odyssey
    I jaw with western folks here:
    Facebook Kitty Le Roy’s Wild West Saloon
    I tweet here:
    Twitter Jo Clutton
    I post some of my umpteen zillion photos here: Instagram JMClutton
    I find interesting folk to exchange notes with here:
    Linkedin Jo Clutton
    I pin loads of images here:
    Pinterest

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