It’s strange when watching TV how an item can relate to life and in particular mental wellbeing. I was watching “All that glitters” on BBC, which is a programme where talented craftsperson make jewellery from raw materials for judges.

This one episode, a contestant focused on a Japanese method called kintsugi, in which a damaged or broken item is not only mended, but highlights the cracks with gold, actually making the piece more valuable.

In our lives, we are not a pristine vase, with no wear and tear, but more like the chipped, or even cracked bowl. This essence helps us build resilience, wisdom and can enable us to shine where once we may have been trapped. If you ever see the sky on a partially cloudy day, you can see shafts of light breaking through to really impact on the Earth.

When learning to deal with you own triggers and poor mental health, these shafts of light can be something to cling to, seeing a path when the day is in darkness, can not only help and inspire you, but others around you.

Never underestimate your impact on other people, both positively and negatively. We all have knocks and cracks, but if we can walk together to mend those cracks, we can ultimately be better people, not only for our individual journey, but to offer wise words to others also.