About

I started blogging as a way to reflect on my work and share it with others who may have their own relevant experiences or may know nothing at all about the world of mental health care. Either way, welcome and I hope you enjoy my writing. I would love to hear what you think about it, and will try and respond if you leave me a comment on any of my posts.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi

    Just read your recent piece in the Guardian. Wow! Very powerful and well written.

    As an RMN of 30+ years, half of which has been in Crisis/JHome Treatment, I feel your frustration.

    This paragraph is kind of sad. I am lucky enough to still have Mental Health Officer status so I am rapidly approaching the door to a life outside the stress and frustration. Sad because I ultimately love what I do for a living but to be honest I can’t wait to be out. If I could do the job purely focused on the people I support, without recourse to management, money and government I would keep going but the constant changes, squeezing and pressure are too much. I remarried a few years ago and have a 5 yr old son I would much rather watch grow up.

    Anyway, enough of my ramblings. Thanks again for the piece, keep it up!

    Cheers
    Simon

    1. Hi Simon, thanks so much for your comment and sorry for the delay replying! I know what you mean – I seem to spend more time being shocked at how the service is run than at the desperate situations of service users. I hope the next phase of your life brings you many rewards after all your hard work.

  2. Hi!
    Love your blog 🙂
    Its really awesome to read by a university student who is struggling on deciding what career path to choose!! Can I ask, what study pathway did you follow to get where you are now?
    Once again, thanks for sharing and all your great posts and looking forward to your next one!

    Angelica x

    1. Hi Angelica,
      Thank you for the encouragement 🙂
      I studied Combined Social Sciences as an undergraduate, and later did an MA in Social Work. Good luck in whatever career you choose!

      1. Oh cool, thanks!

        Not sure whether Social work would be the best job for me.. The idea of it sounds great and I’d love to work with people who are disadvantaged or with mental illness, etc but I don’t know if the type of person that I am is fit for this kind of work. For example I am worried that I may carry to much of other people’s worries/stresses on myself when I really shouldn’t be. From your experience, what type of person fits well in this kind of a career? Sorry if this is a confusing question but I’d love to know your perspective anyway if you don’t mind! Thanks

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