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: The medical model and mental health?

I think the sun might be going to my head. I completely forgot to post my thought-provoking question today even though I prepared it this morning. And this is definitely one that I reckon we could talk about until the cows come home 😊 I am currently writing about some of the issues surrounding pathologising…Read more »

Thought Provoking Thursday: Looking beyond what is right in front of you

Hi there you lovely lot, it is Thought Provoking Thursday again #TPT. This week we’re going to talk a little bit more about physical health issues. Our brains have a habit of seeing things as one thing or another, finding it difficult to hold on to the complexity of life or perhaps just finding it…Read more »

Thought Provoking Thursday: It’s all in your mind?

Are you ready for another Thought Provoking Thursday? I am looking forward to the responses to this question because as you can imagine as a Clinical Psychologist and a person who suffers from chronic pain and myriad of other weird and wonderful diagnoses and symptom, some understood by the medical community and others not, this…Read more »

Thought Provoking Thursday. Why do many of us find it so incredibly difficult to talk openly about suicide?

So I’m just going to jump into the deep end on today’s Thought Provoking Thursday #TPT. Many of you may have watched “13 Reasons Why” this past week and like myself will no doubt have conflicting opinions regarding the way it tackles the many very sensitive issues raised, what I think we can all agree…Read more »