Yessica's Journey Blog

Welcome to the Yessica's Journey Blog Site, a Journey through Mental Health, Wellbeing and Creativity.


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Mental Health First Aid organisation interest in Yessica’s Journey

Received email from Beckie Davies and MHFA organisation – interested in animation and using it in their courses, offered funding

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Yessica’s Journey BDRN Meeting at Cardiff University

 BDRN Bipolar Disorder Research Network – Worlds Biggest Research into Bipolar

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Meeting at Cardiff University with Ian Jones, Jamie Lewis, Nick Craddock and the Research Team. Siobhan Tohill and Anastcia Tohill attended meeting, Oz Osborne attended by conference call. This was an excellent meeting and has helped to establish a good working collaborative relationship between BDRN Research Team and Yessica’s Journey Project Animation Team.

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Anastacia Tohill and Siobhan Tohill with the BDRN Research Team


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Diary Entries

  • Downloaded video to Final Cut Pro, over an hour long. Really interesting to listen to. Thinkiing about putting it on website and Youtube. Need to get permission. Created smaller file size version to send to Oz for approval.
  • Sent Ella Oz’s Profile and image for website
    Silvias Poem for Creative work on website
  • Sent thank you email to Ian Jones
    Email to ask Ella to put BDRN link to website on Yessicas Website
    Email to Peter, Oz, Jane, Emilie, Siobhan – meeting on 28th, agenda for
    meeting. Also emailed New Script and Treatment for everyone to read in time for meeting. Asked for new feedback
  • Updated Finance and Project Management Plan – sent to Oz
  • Received email from Creative Artists Agency about letter I sent (Gary Oldman, voice over) – unsolicited submission, idea similarities are coincidental, hopefully they won’t steal the idea
  • Oz sent me information about Human Library – looked at website
  • Started Weekly Diary
  • Updated Youtube site – put Yessica Link on channel page
    Subscribed/friend to bipolaraware BDRN site
  • Ella put BDRN link on Yessicas Website
  • Produced Brief Report on BDRN Research Meeting – sent email to Oz, Peter, Andy, Emilie, Jane and Siobhan
  • Received email from Ian Jones BDRN Research – going to read script before Thursday
  • Started Blogsite at WordPress – http://www.yessicasjourney@wordpress.com
  • Went through script again for meeting tomorrow


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Yessica’s Journey at Five Ways Wellbeing Event in Norwich

I went to the 5 ways event at the Forum in Norwich to promote Yessica’s Journey. Oz Osborne was the organiser and Emilie Rayner also helped. I had the visual illustrations for Yessica’s Journey on display. I had some really good feedback about the visuals and the project. The event was a great success.

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I also helped promote the Time to Change campaign – which helps people to end discrimination and stigma attached to mental illness. People are encouraged to write pledges to take action to end mental health prejudice. The pledges go on a website.