About me

Hello, lovelies! I’m Karolina, but please call me Kayūüėä, I’m 27. I was born in Warsaw, Poland and moved to the North West, UK when I was 12.

I have struggled with PTSD and my overall mental health for as long as I remember – panic attacks, anxiety, dissociation, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, depression, OCD, body dysmorphia, and agoraphobia. I’m also healing chronic illness, as poor mental health for so many years eventually also affected my physical health. That’s why I’m so passionate about spreading mental health awareness and ending the stigma around it. It’s also why I started a blog where people can share their stories MH Stories¬†, I believe that sharing our stories is so powerful!

Struggling with agoraphobia really made me refocus on where my life was heading. I’m now much happier than I have ever been before, doing things that I’m actually so passionate about! I’m a blogger, mental health advocate, social media & business consultant, writer and self love & mindset coach.¬†

I have a cat called Millie and I’m absolutely obsessed with her!!ūüėĽ¬†I’m extremely passionate about living a cruelty-free, ethical and holistic lifestyle. I loveeeee deep conversations, yoga, philosophy, dance, photography and basically doing anything that gets my creative juices flowing and that helps other people and the planet.


Podcasts/Radio shows I’ve been on:

Chrissie’s: Mental Health Matters
Mike’s Open Journal : Discussion time (part 1) & (part 2),  Kay returns (part 1) & (part 2), Casual Chat

Tiffany’s: Moments of Clarity

BBC 4 Women’s Hour: Mental health, Instagram & the online community¬†(skip to 27 mins for my interview)

Planet A (podcast): Fill up YOUR tank, before you fill others (spoke about mental health, MH Stories, my recovery and journey with veganism and sustainable living)

BBC World Service Radio: Mental health and Body Image (skip to 18 mins for my interview)


Featured on:

Defying mental illness, Sharing my story

Domestic Violence UK, My life matters; The Mutual Support Magazine

Daily Focal, Inspirational women

John’s Road To Volunteering, Community champions

The Every Body  Beauty Standard, Reinventing beauty standards 

Blue Jay of Happiness, Inspiring people to follow on social media

Cornerstone Recovery Center, Top 10 Recovery Blogs

Glamour magazine, The 8 kindest people on Instagram 

Mental Health Bites, UK Blog Awards Debrief

The Wandering Mermaids, Wandering mermaid

Teen Vogue, Instagrammers open up about MH posts

HuffPost UK, 7 Instagram Accounts Inspiring Better Mental Health

Strut by Mic, Instagram feature

Yahoo Style, Woman Wears a Bikini for the First Time in 10 Years

Today.com, Woman wears her 1st bikini in 10 years 

London Evening Standard, The inspirational young people you should follow on IG

BBC 4, Woman’s Hour, Mental health, Instagram & the online community interview

Powerful.tv, Body Positivity

SELF, Body-Positive Videos That Will Make You Wanna Get Up and Shake It

The Guardian, How should the government overhaul mental health laws?

HuffPost UK, 7 Body-Positive Instagram Accounts To Follow For A Confidence Boost

Nicole’s Journey, Strength & Recovery

Glamour magazine, Instagrammers are sharing their mental health journeys in the most empowering way

Instagram, Featured post/interview 

Innerstand, Mental health collaboration 

Happiful Magazine, Embracing my True Self

Home Of Juniper, The Importance of Self Love

BBC Newsbeat, Girls admitted to hospital for self-harming nearly doubles

BBC News, Interview/Segment on Mental Health & Self Harm

BBC World News, Live Interview on Mental Health & Self Harm 

BBC News, ‘How Instagram became my support system’

Club Mental, Digital cover of the month

Georganics, How to deal with eco-anxiety in the face of environmental crisis

Emmy Brunner, The Sunshine Sessions

Blackpool Social Club, This is what a person with mental illness looks like 


*Founder of MH Stories РUK Blog Awards Highly Commended blog 2017 & Winner of the Health and Social Care business category in 2018

Northern Blog Awards Finalist

UK Blog Awards Finalist in Mental Health category

Sun’s Fabulous Magazine Nominated for Mental Health Influencer award 2020 & 2021

Self Love + Mindset Coach

Heart-centred Bussines & Social Media Coach

Work with me, email- kayska.pr@gmail.com