Reading and me, a review of Odd Girl Out

As a young child I loved reading. I was a prolific reader, and would often read at least 7 books a week. I would pick a particular type of book and would obsessively read through everything I could get my hands on. My routine as a child would be to go to the library on …

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Self Harm and me

Today I was having a conversation with someone about children and mental health difficulties. In the conversation it came up that they wondered if self harm was an attention seeking activity. It's possible I misunderstood what they mean't, or didn't quite process what they were saying correctly, so this post isn't an attack on what …

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Interviews

  The National Autistic Society have published a video about interviews. I recently went through having to attend multiple interviews having given up my job of 12 years. It was a terrifying experience, but I got through it with the help of Bristol Mental Health employment service. Preparation I was so scared about the first …

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Work place organisation and coping strategies

Not the most snappy title, but as work fills such a large part of our time it's quite important to have a work/life balance, something I frequently struggle with. I find it hard to keep organised in work and to take in instructions at times. I also struggle if I am interrupted mid way through …

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Autism and me, the diagnosis

Having accepted the cancelled appointment mentioned in my previous blog the terror and fear set in about attending, it was probably a good thing I only had 24 hours to mull it over. I had no idea what to expect as I'd intentionally not done any reading beforehand. I was too worried about finding the …

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