On Mental Health

The problems inherent in “leaving schizophrenia behind.” (Part 1)

Sometimes when I look into the mirror I think I see something behind me, something trailing me and mimicking my movements, like a billowing shadow. There are times when my reflection seems to stare back at me- searching for answers in the lines of my face, meeting my eye semi-defiantly, and always waiting for the…… Continue reading The problems inherent in “leaving schizophrenia behind.” (Part 1)

On Mental Health

Starting a new role at work, managing nerves and other distractions.

I have just arrived at a new job, quite literally- I just walked through the door to the building five minutes ago. I’m sitting in the waiting room now, because I got here a bit early and my new manager is still on the phone. I’m fairly nervous, although reasonably, I know that there’s no…… Continue reading Starting a new role at work, managing nerves and other distractions.

On Writing

Another return to WordPress- and a vow to finally finish my book.

I have been absent from word-press for some time now, and I wish I could say it’s because I’ve simply been too busy. That’s the generally acceptable excuse, isn’t it? To say things along the lines of ‘real life has been too fast paced,’ or ‘my real life has become too busy to allow me…… Continue reading Another return to WordPress- and a vow to finally finish my book.

On Mental Health

Dedicated to a friend- light at the end of a long tunnel

One of my dearest friends, who has been unwell for almost a year, is leaving hospital on the 24th of this month. We met, almost ten years ago at the Bethlam Royal Hospital in South London, and since then have been through all kinds of crazy together. We often say we’re one another’s life-line’s, because…… Continue reading Dedicated to a friend- light at the end of a long tunnel

Misc

Nine months as a Support Worker, and a fairly steep learning curve (part 4)

In learning how deeply entrenched and rigid my own ideas of support work and Social Work were, I came to accept that there are other ways of approaching these roles, and other ways to approach the task of helping a client reach independence and higher levels of resilience. I also came to accept that when…… Continue reading Nine months as a Support Worker, and a fairly steep learning curve (part 4)

On Writing

A ‘to do’ list, and anticipating great things for 2018..

I haven’t updated WordPress for a couple of weeks now. Events on the ground have been busy enough that I haven’t had a chance to even make a list of all the things I need to do, let alone actually begin tackling that list. So, I’m hoping this post will function to consolidate my ideas…… Continue reading A ‘to do’ list, and anticipating great things for 2018..