We started 2 Spuds in a Pod as a way to help people navigate the difficult times when your mental or physical wellbeing has taken a knock and it affects your everyday life in a negative way. We are here to offer guidance, advice and practical tips to keep you healthy and hopefully help you on your road to recovery.

With both personal and professional knowledge on both of these subjects, we felt it was about time we gave our experience to people who may have taken a knock recently. We are here for those sitting here at 3 o’clock in the morning, unable to sleep and wondering how they are going to get through the next few days and weeks when all they want to do is curl up under the duvet and hope it all goes away. We are here to give you tips and advice on how to stay healthy during a mental health battle. If you are unsure of where to turn, what to do next or if you need help then we are here to help you answer these questions. Along the way we are going to provide the information needed to family members, friends, colleagues, managers (and everyone else) to help them understand and support the individual.

We want to break the stigma for mental health. It does not have to stop you from leading a normal and happy life. We know because we have gone through several battles and are still living life to the fullest.

Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.

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Who we are

We thought it would be a good idea to introduce ourselves a little more. 

Rosie started life doing a degree in Design for Interactive Media and Arts before becoming a police officer.  She stayed a police officer working through various departments before resigning after 13 years in service.  She now works for a telecommunications company.  In her spare time, she likes photography, walking, the gym, reading and Yoga to name a few. 

She was diagnosed with Depressive Illness in early 2018, has worked with GP’s, psychologists and many other mental health professionals.  Today she has her moments but leads a healthy, active and happy life. 

Helen started life doing a Tourism Management degree before spending 11 years in corporate events.  She had a career change and re-trained into personal training in 2015.  Today her personal training specialises in rehab, mental health, weight loss and boxing.  In her spare time, she likes the gym, walking, cooking and building models. 

She was diagnosed with Functional Movement Disorder in late 2012.  She has also worked with GP’s, physiotherapists and a counsellor. Today she has her moments but leads a healthy, active and happy life.