During the first two weeks of September we explored mental health and suicide. If you missed them, you can check out a write-up of our reflections by clicking on the links below: An Online Community Reflection: Mental Health Is… An Online Community Reflection: Suicide Is… Together we brought important human experiences out from the shadows…Read more »
Category: self care
An Online Community Reflection: Suicide is…
Thank you everyone for taking the time to complete the Sentence Completion task from last week’s Thought Provoking Thursday. I think we can all agree that suicide is not an easy topic to know how to talk about, and we still have a lot of work to do to bring it out of the darkness…Read more »
How can we help empower people to be able to talk about suicide?
Talking about suicide and everything surrounding it can be extremely difficult and daunting, whether you are the person experiencing suicidal thoughts or trying to be there for someone who is. We often don’t know what to say or we feel so unprepared for such difficult conversations we might want to walk away. Painful emotions can…Read more »
Friday: A 10 minute Mindful breathing meditation
Well done for making it to the end of A Week of Mindfulness! If you have missed any of the previous blogs in this series you can catch up by clicking on the links below: Monday: what is all of this mindfulness malarkey about anyway? Tuesday: The core themes of mindfulness Wednesday: What does mindfulness…Read more »
Thursday: My letter to Mindfulness
Dear Mindfulness You and I have known each other for quite a while, 13 years to be exact. When I first met you I thought ‘wow they sound really helpful‘, but I realise now that in my naiveté I didn’t really understand you yet. My first proper introduction to you was during my training to…Read more »
Wednesday: What does mindfulness practice actually entail?
Welcome to day three of a week of mindfulness, where we will get a bit more into the nitty-gritty of some of the different ways you can integrate mindfulness into your life.. If you missed Monday and Tuesday’s segments, don’t worry you can just click on the links below for a catch up. Monday: what…Read more »
Tuesday: The core themes of mindfulness
Welcome to today’s instalment of a week of mindfulness. If you missed yesterday’s don’t worry you can just click on the link below for a catch up. Monday: what is all of this mindfulness malarkey about anyway? There are two main themes to living mindfully: • Living fully in the moment • Embracing a non-judgemental…Read more »
Thought Provoking Thursday: Patient, Service User, Client – What way do you lean?
Going to see a healthcare professional for any reason can really bring up a whole range of emotions. Healthcare professionals also experience a whole range of emotions when seeing those they are treating. The relationship can be complex. It consists of two human beings, perfectly imperfect in their own unique way, working together to solve…Read more »
Thought Provoking Thursday: Humour and Mental Health
I think we can all agree that laughter can be the best medicine, and it may not be for everyone, but for me personally I love a bit of humour when it comes to dealing with all the seriousness and challenges of life. So, I figured for today’s Thought Provoking Thursday, why not see if…Read more »
My key to chronic living: Netflix and Grit
Our weeks are often full of ups and downs and highs and lows. This has definitely been true for me this week. As many of you may have seen I spoke on a radio show last Saturday night regarding my experiences as both a patient and a doctor, or more specifically as someone who…Read more »