Solo walk for health – Week 1 (Badocks Wood, Greenway Centre Walking group)

How much things can change in a week. I said goodbye to everyone last week and uttered the words 'see you next week' Accept I now won't be seeing everyone 'next week' as the group is now on hold due to the Corona Virus. I have been walking with a Walk for Health walking group …

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Endings in mental health treatment

This week I've been thinking about the endings of connections in mental health services. I've experienced one ending last week which didn't go well and will be having a further ending this week. In mental health care relationships are often built between patients and professionals. As a patient you may see someone regularly and may …

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Mindful photography at Westonbirt – an exhibition.

I've written about Westonbirt Arboretum many times on this blog. We joined as members nearly 2 years ago now. I've taken my camera with me on each visit and rather than take some of the stereotypical photos of landscapes (which still have a good place in photography) I've tried capture the detail of the Arboretum, …

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The peace of the wild things- Save Stoke Park Woods

I started visiting Stoke Park Estate in Bristol when my daughter was 4 years old. I was a lonely, isolated, single parent experiencing depression. I lived locally to the park, but didn't know my community at all. For those unaware of what Stoke Park is, it's an area of parkland set alongside urban areas of …

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