Forget All That You’re Not

These beautiful words were shared with me today and I just wanted to pass this important message on…

…I hope you can take them to heart and try to remember all that you ARE rather than what you’re not.

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Well Placed Dark Humour in Mental Health

With the right patient and the right professional (and I really do mean that – it has to be a good balance and appropriate) a bit of dark humour can go a long way. My keyworker from the crisis team came to check on me on the ward this evening. I told him that my… Continue reading Well Placed Dark Humour in Mental Health

THANK F*** for awesome crisis nurses

One awesome crisis nurse brought a glimpse of light into an otherwise unbearable 72/96/120/144/168/192/…hours. And an pretty amazing general nurse on the ward, too. 

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all you good’uns in these trying jobs. ❤

Healing Humour

Earlier today, I accidentally paused the TV on a This Morning segment about Ann Summers when the Crisis Team knocked the door. (Isn’t that an opening sentence you never knew you were itching to read?!) We were writing my care plan and I suddenly spotted the apparently incriminating freeze-frame, instantly curling up in embarrassed laughter… Continue reading Healing Humour

“Pleeeeeeaaaase let me help, mummy”

I was playing with some inks today, but Hope thought she could do a better job than me… 🙂

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This gorgeous creature’s never-ending companionship, love and mischievous behaviour is so key in my drive to keep fighting.  Never underestimate the important therapeutic role of animals!