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)

Misc

Nine months as a Support Worker, and a fairly steep learning curve

Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia and hospitalised. I was assigned a social worker and a community psychiatric nurse, who then worked with me for about five years. They were part of the Early Intervention in Psychosis unit, and shouldn’t have worked with me for longer than about a year, but because…… Continue reading Nine months as a Support Worker, and a fairly steep learning curve

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..

Misc · On Writing

After Christmas, before New Year; thoughts on finishing my book in 2018

Christmas is over. Ru and I are back at the flat attempting to transition back from partying/relaxing mode to writing/editing mode; and it’s been bloody difficult. Christmas’s are always full on with my family, and whilst it was lovely and festive and all that, it’s also proving to be really different to ‘come back’ from.…… Continue reading After Christmas, before New Year; thoughts on finishing my book in 2018