• HICCUPS

        I endure a number of persistent and alarming career-threshold hiccups. These are significant snags and hurdles which prevent me form developing as fluently as I should, like a stammer, I remain inexperienced for too long in a new job.    I recognise that employers expect me to develop at a reasonable rate. How then, can I ensure that this happens to stay in a continually adjusting employment? It is like I am always ...

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    Tags:
    hope,
    employment,
    experience,
    Career
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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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    Tags:
    stigma,
    employment,
    angry
  • Bob's Work Shocks

    Bob's Work Shocks My intelligence tells me I can do more while my illness says I can not. I recover to a point then it goes again making it hard to lead a balanced life. I feel like I am always struggling to start and never quite making it. Picking up the bogey prize when I do for running the race in the first place, hoping I will finish it. " Is this all I ...

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    Tags:
    reflection,
    recovery,
    vulnerability,
    work,
    lived experience
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