Is this you?

Do you feel so far removed from who you used to be, are you wanting to find you again?

Are you struggling to deal with the day to day symptoms of your mental illness?

Are you feeling lonely & misunderstood by those around you?

Do you wish there was someone who could support you who actually knows what your experiencing?

Are you wanting more than the traditional talking therapies offered by the NHS? Or wanting to talk to someone who actually understand what its like?

Do you need someone to inspire and motivate you who has been through it themselves and is now 'out the other side'?

Did you say yes?

You’re in the right place, and you’re here for a reason….

I am here to bring you back to who you truly are. I haven’t just read the books, passed the exams and got some experiences of dealing with the mentally ill. I AM ONE!

The thing that sets me apart from most the others, I have walked in your shoes. I have (are you ready for the list lol) depression, anxiety, complex PTSD and borderline personality disorder/emotionally unstable personality disorder. I also suffer with post natal depression, post natal ocd and anxiety. Then on the physical side I have a very rare and complex auto immune type illness. But am I victim? HELL NO! I have also had a horrible and very difficult childhood. I don’t have much family support nor long term friendships, yet am I the victim? Hell no!!!

This is where and when you leave being a victim behind. This is where you become you again.

I have brought myself from countless serious suicide attempts and self-harming. To someone who is aware of, and in control of, the day to day symptoms of my mental illnesses. And here is where I teach you how to do the same.

Have you ever stopped to consider the difference between your mental health and your mental illness? 


Mental Health


This is your mindset, this is your thought processes, your emotions, reactions etc. What makes you, you basically. To work on your mental health you would need to do mindset and self development work. Such as journalling, getting all your thoughts and feelings out on to paper so they are not clouding up your mind. Meditation, creating yourself space and time to unwind and think of something totally different, even if its just a for a few minutes. This is what most people work on with a mindset coach. They work with you on your mental health on your mindset. But, they don’t cater for those whose mental health isn’t, normal, whose mental health is affected by illness. Because working on your overall mental health/mindset alone won’t help with those of us who have a mental illness. 


Mental Illness


This is your actual illness, your depression, bipolar, personality disorder, eating disorder, anxiety, social anxiety … the list goes on and on. If this was a physical illness this part would be the actual broken bone.

So, can you see how its different to your mental health, and that therefore we need to approach working on our mental health differently to those who are not ill. Those who don’t have a mental illness will work and react differently to mindset work then we will. I followed a much loved and respected mindset coach for many years, she was and is the best in her field by a country mile. But, it just wasn’t helping me, it wasn’t hitting the same nails for me, it wasn’t having the same impact. It wasn’t her fault, nor mine, it was because I was ill and therefore my treatment needed to be tailored differently. Just as you would if you was preventing cancer via a healthy lifestyle vs treating someone who actually has cancer. 

This is what I have studied and worked on for many years. Gaining the knowledge and skills that enable those of us with mental illness to work on our mental health using mindset strategies in an effective way that gives us direct results.

Have you ever heard the saying;

‘she just isn’t wired right’

…well for some of us this is kind of true. We just don’t have the right balance of chemicals. It’s nothing we did wrong its just biology, physics its just how it is. To work on our mental illness we need to work on our chemicals too.

Did you know the chemicals that are in your mental illness medications are actually created naturally in the body? The pills add more of these chemicals but also a bunch of other stuff too. Its the other stuff that is responsible for some of the horrible side effects to mental illness medications.

So, if we create the chemicals ourselves already but we don’t have enough of them,is there a way we can create more our self?

YES, yes my friend there are really simple and hugely effective ways we can release more of these chemicals naturally, WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS. And you are given those tools right here in this academy. 


Can you kill two birds with one stone?

Now you know the difference between mental health and mental illnesses, wouldn’t it be great if you can go to one place to work on both things simultaneously, with support, guidance and expertise?

That is exactly what STRONGER THAN YOUR MIND ACADEMY is here to do. 

 I am a mental health personal trainer and I help others like myself, with mental illnesses, to become stronger than their mind.  I combine my expert fields in one simple, affordable and accessible place. As a qualified counsellor and mental health mentor, I am also a fully qualified personal trainer.  I therefore bring to you a unique and holistic approach to taking the pathway to finding you again.

What you get when you join the Stronger Than Your Mind Academy;

Mindset work to help you improve your mental health specifically tailored to those with mental illnesses.

Workouts and other methods to help release the chemicals needed to improve your mental illness.

Guest expert contributors on various topics such as emotional eating and self esteem.

Private members support group on Facebook.

Here are just some of the topics covered so far with more being added year upon year;

Sleeping to Sanity – Learn how to combat insomnia and sleeping problems.

How to Quit Overthinking – discover how to find the off switch within your mind and curb your overthinking.

Confidence & Fears Workshop – gain confidence in yourself and face your fears. 

Self Esteem Workshop – build and develop your self esteem in order to feel worthy enough again.

Crocheting for a Healthy Mind – Learn how to crochet and how it releases mood stabilising chemicals. 

Are You Ready To Find You Again?


Let’s do this, together. I am living proof that the materials contained within this academy work. And I know I can help you do the same too.

Isn’t it time to change? Haven’t you had enough of the way things have been up till now?

You can make the decision, today, right now to act and fight back against your inner demons, against your mental illness.

See it like physio. If you had a badly broken bone; you would take the medication (such as pain killers and antibiotics) and you would also be referred to physiotherapy to help strength your bone again and learn to re build and repair the inner workings connected to the bone, the parts the actual make your limbs move. This academy is your physiotherapy to your mental illness. And just so you know, when you join there is a ton more metaphors. I seem to have a thing for them.

Don’t just take my word for it. Here is what some members of the academy think about it. 

The academy is an excellent tool that you can use to help yourself. Nicola has created workshops to help with numerous different issues/areas of concern and by working through them you are able to see things from a different perspective. I’m always going back through my worksheets to remind myself of how I felt when I worked through the workshops and it really helps. I think of my academy membership as gym membership for my brain. It’s reassuring that everything you need to help in a crisis is in one place and Nicola is so knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease. She really is the expert as she has experienced and overcome her own challenges in life.


I have suffered mental health for years and I thought I was a lost cause. Nothing I tried worked and I had pretty much given up. Nicola’s academy and her help has been amazing, for once I actually have hope I can move forward and it is the first thing that has actually made a positive difference for me! I made the best choice when I joined and I’m so thankful for everything this academy and nicola has done for me!


I came across Nicola on Facebook when I saw her post and answered ‘yes’ to so many questions – for both my mental and physical health – I knew I had to explore the academy further. I’m glad I did. Nicola is amazing, a true survivor and a warrior. She is supportive and inspiring but not afraid to kick butt when the situation demands it. The other group members are wonderful; there is no judgement, it’s a safe place to be, and yes, it can be a funny place too. Mental and physical health don’t have to 100% serious, as I’ve discovered. Thanks to her incredibly useful and honest online support guides, I know I can turn to Nicola or her virtual self for help 24/7. Headstrong Fitness is unique and that’s a good thing. It’s not sterile, clinical, or ‘fluffy bunny’. It’s honest, it’s open, it’s warm and friendly. It’s serious, it’s funny, it’s light, and sometimes you’ll get a no-nonsense toe up your bottom if that’s what you need. If you think all support groups are the same, think again.


lets get you signed up and get you on the way to becoming stronger than your mind.

To invest in yourself and to commit to becoming stronger than your mind it will be a monthly investment of £20. 

Are you on Facebook then come and join my mental health support group. Its not like any other mental health group on Facebook. I pride myself on the small community we have, and I keep it neiche and appropirate so we all have a safe space to be open and share our joureys togehter. Simply click the large F below to join (please make sure you fully answer the 3 questions provided, if you don’t answer you won’t be allowed entry).

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