• The Climb

    Goodness, sitting here thinking about my journey so far I realise that I have come a long way and achieved a great deal. Sometimes it takes just "making space" to look back at the road travelled. As an avid hill climber I recognise this feeling when it's been a struggle and my focus has been constrained to looking up at the task ahead. Writing this has allowed me to stop (get out the flask and ...

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  • Not always "out there"

    I had recently filled out a questionnaire by SRN and was wondering why I had stopped writing and using the site since the initial experience had been good for me. The truth is, after having written a positive upbeat piece about my hope of returning to work in an environment and in a role where my experience of mental ill health might prove a benefit or at least be understood. I was to be confronted ...

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    stigma,
    employment,
    angry