IAPT and Guided Self Help

As a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, I train people to support people with mental health difficulties in a variety of ways, one of which being to “Encourage (them) to seek appropriate professional help”. With 70% of people who die by suicideĀ not having been in contact with mental health services in the year before deathContinue reading “IAPT and Guided Self Help”

Mental Health Courses in Halifax

I am delivering two training courses at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre in Halifax: MHFA Lite – Half day Introduction to Mental Health Tuesday 29th August 2017 1pm-5pmĀ Edit – unfortunately I have had to cancel this session – but there are others in Leeds & Hebden Bridge in October (see booking pages below) MHFA LiteContinue reading “Mental Health Courses in Halifax”

Jagged Little Pill

There’s a box downstairs full of pills. Having been assured that my leg is not broken (I will trust her, I will trust her, I will…) and discussed the continual waves of anxiety that has been brought on by each possibility of a physical ailment, my doctor and I talked options. I have two leafletsContinue reading “Jagged Little Pill”

Down to earth with a bump

Life is full of little surprises. Banana skins. Obstacles. Back at work we would groan each time a manager told us how exciting the “challenges ahead” were. Usually of course meaning more work, less staff or money. Such is life. But we try our best to plan, to avoid unnecessary problems, give ourselves the bestContinue reading “Down to earth with a bump”