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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Colour in the trees when my mood is grey

At the moment I am receiving treatment in hospital, so any blogging has temporarily stopped. I was granted a days leave today and headed back to Westonbirt which I have been photographing throughout the seasons this year. I was in a black mood when I left the hospital. Having treatment for an eating disorder as …

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But you seem so self aware? – World Autism Awareness Week

The last few weeks have been difficult. Difficult isn't really a big enough word to do it justice, but there isn't really a more fitting word. I have Asperger's Syndrome. I like certainty, I don't like change. I love to plan. A few weeks ago I was given a date for an admission to an …

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Eating disorders Awareness Week 2018 – a day in the life of anorexic me.

Disclaimer - this blog may contain material which might be upsetting or unhelpful for people who are recovering or struggling with this an eating disorder. It will contain descriptions of unhelpful behaviors. Please consider this before continuing to read. The aim of the blog is to raise awareness of what someone with an eating disorder …

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Walk a Mile, Tales of a Wandering Loon review

It's funny how trails can lead to things on the internet. As a service user of Mental Health services I have found the Masked AMHP blog to be helpful in answering some of the questions or concerns I've had about my care, it's also a useful insight into Mental Health provision in the UK and provides …

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A flash of colour on a grey day -Westonbirt Arboretum

We joined the Arboretum on a gorgeous autumnal day this year, lured in by the beauty of the trees. Feeling very anxious about Christmas day today, a Christmas Eve walk was in order. We were late in getting out and it was drizzling. Despite some of the trees having lost their leaves there was still …

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