Category Archives: Resilience

Keep stepping

This is the fifth and final blog from my day at the CIPD Midlands Area Partnership. Our final large session is from Joy Marsden and she launches straight in to her presentation – we are asked to think about where … Continue reading

Posted in Resilience, Work | Leave a comment

Informed choice

It’s good that the conversation with my current psychiatrist is actually a proper dialogue. We talk about what matters – to both of us. I’ve made it clear that I’d like the normality of knowing a little more about his … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health, Resilience | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ticking over

The email from the client had all the usual pleasantries about summer and “how are you?” – I answered “ticking over”. I don’t really like the British defaults such as “not bad” or “mustn’t grumble” so I did give my … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health, Resilience, Work | Leave a comment

Heard

Day one,  Scene – a mediation First there was the anger, the reiteration of old slights and hurts. The litany of infractions, some real, some imagined. Half forgotten meetings and misremembered conversations. The inevitable grievances. Then came the dossier, the … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, Leadership, Resilience, Work | Leave a comment

Safe space, great sharpies

I like getting feedback, it helps me calibrate and assess myself. It requires me to be continually objective¬†about what I do and the impact I have. I tend to say that it keeps me “honest”.¬†My work is almost entirely by … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, Resilience, Work | 1 Comment

Still

It’s ten years ago,  I didn’t even realise until late tonight that it’s the anniversary. I remember rocking, my head banging against the wall, I recall the hysterical crying, the blurred vision and the noises in my head. I know … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health, Resilience | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

When all is said and done

The Community Psychiatric Nurse was very friendly. We chatted backwards and forwards about how I was and what help they could offer right now. We talked about the level and type of medication I am on and whether it is … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health, Resilience | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment