I’m all for people speaking up about their mental health, so happy to share this blog! Have also tweeted the link ☺️ Happy Sunday! Borderline Beauty: Something that I have struggled with and still do at times, is being open about my condition to potential boyfriends or guys that I’m seeing. Its also a difficult… Continue reading Have a read of this blog: Talking freely about your condition.. By Bordeline Beauty
As promised, this blog will be devoted to my new job and life in Winchester so far! So I moved down to Winchester at the end of July to start my first job job as a qualified band 5 occupational therapist working in an inpatient acute adult mental health setting. I received my HCPC pin in July… Continue reading New job, new home, new city, new chapter!
So it’s been 6 months since I wrote my first blog! Can’t believe how quickly time has gone (this seems to be a reoccurring theme in my blogs). In the past 6 months, a lot has happened. I’ve finished uni, graduated, gone on holiday.. twice! Worked at the Wimbledon tennis championships again, became newly qualified, started… Continue reading 6 Months On…
So we’re coming up to the end of April now and I’m due to be finished with university by the 1st June, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I just can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. I don’t feel that I’m ready to grow up and be an adult… Continue reading Last Term at Southampton
So I apologise, it has been a while! It has almost been two months to the day since I wrote my last post and I feel I’ve been very busy indeed. I remember when I first started my blog, I fooled myself into thinking I’d definitely be a regular blog writer, how that changed! I… Continue reading Back to it! End of placement, Easter etc
Today I uploaded this picture as it reminded me of a dear friend Chloë Drury. Sadly Chloë passed away on this day 3 years ago; 28th Febrary 2013 due to Ewings Sarcoma. I remember the events of this week 3 years ago so clearly, Chloë passed away on the Thursday and I found out she was going to… Continue reading Chloë Drury 3 Years On
So I am in my final year at university and I honestly just don’t know where the past 3 years have gone. Uni has absolutely flown by, I was told before I started “make the most of it”, “it’ll pass before you know it”. At the time I thought yeah yeah.. but the people giving… Continue reading University… Where has the time gone?!
In October 2015, our final year cohort were given the opportunity to learn about areas within and outside the NHS that were looking to expand their services through having an occupational therapy (OT) student work with them over a period of 10 weeks. The majority of these placements did not currently have an OT working… Continue reading My Final Year Occupational Therapy Placement Working within an Occupational Health team January – March 2016
What prompted me to attend the conference? What were my hopes / expectations? Did I have any worries or anxieties? Have I been to any other conferences while at University? I received an email while on my final placement to attend the Experiences of Mental Distress in Practice 14th Service User/Carer Conference Programme. As mental… Continue reading My Experience of Attending the ‘Experiences of Mental Distress in Practice’14th Service User/Carer Conference Programme 25th February 2016
I responded to an invitation to 3rd year undergraduate occupational therapy students to attend and to present on research into Southampton’s education exchange with Lund at the Society for Research in Higher Education international conference with Julie Wintrup and Joana Nascimento– the paper is here . So, what prompted me to volunteer? What were my hopes… Continue reading My experience of attending and presenting at an academic conference (SRHE) 9th-11th December 2015