Lucy Nichol

Lucy Nichol

Neurotic hen-keeper, feline friend and mental health blogger. Prone to catastrophisation and over excitement at the garden centre. Caution: do not give Diet Coke after dark.


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Don’t read this; something terrible might happen…

Fancy a night at the theatre laughing in the face of fear? Lucy Nichol prepares to embrace what scares her from the stalls.
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I am Standard

Writing for Standard Issue has been a transformative blast for Lucy Nichol, who now finds herself much happier to be her delightfully awesome self.
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Adventures in vinyl

As Record Store Day approaches, Lucy Nichol – with her depressingly depleted vinyl collection – offers a cautionary tale.
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It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… Child

This series has seen Lucy Nichol proving you never know who mental ill health will come after next, by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. In this, the final part, she’s doing a bit of time travel.
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Not in love with Kasabian’s new video

The promo for Kasabian’s new single has been held up as a damaging example of how not to portray mental health. Lucy Nichol had a watch.
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It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… PR person

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week she’s looking past the fizz and the funnies, darling.
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Domesticity rocks

A trip to a National Trust jewel with a gardening centre visit thrown in is Lucy Nichol’s new idea of weekend bliss. When did that happen?
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It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… globetrotter

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she’s in awe of one of her ‘squad’.
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It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… writer

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week she talks to a blogging big gun.
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Watching Black Eyed Susan

Denise Welch has long campaigned for more openness and the dissolving of stigma when it comes to mental illness. Her latest project sees her bringing her experiences to the big screen. Lucy Nichol reckons she’s nailed it.