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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Occupational Therapy in mental health treatment

Recently someone suggested I write a blog about Occupational Therapy and how it has helped me. Life is difficult at the moment so I am using this blog as a way of distraction from what is going on in my mind. I've spent time on acute psychiatric wards and an eating disorder unit as an …

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Eating disorders awareness week 2019 – a sense of pride.

This is blog 1 out of 2 which I will publish this week. In this blog I am sharing a series of photos that I have prepared for the Local Health Integration team for Eating Disorders. In my second blog I will talk about things which can support recovery and how important discharge planning is. …

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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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