Confidence My crappiest week to date, metaphorically and literally This stoma bag thing is all about confidence. At first it’s about building your confidence around handling and changing the bag. You need to be competent before being discharged but there’s a big difference between competent and confident. Like all processes there is no shortcut and … Continue reading Manbag#3
Manbag#2 Can you spot the difference between this week’s photo and last weeks – you’ve got until the bottom of the post to work it out, no prizes, unfortunately if you spot it. This week has been about consolidation, getting more confident and adept at bag handling, I’m still at the conscious competent phase. Taking … Continue reading Manbag#2
It is digital Mental Health Week #digiMHweek and there have been several articles about the use of Artificial Intelligence Bots and social media for delivering mental health support or analysing social media posts for signs of suicidal intent and going as far as alerting the authorities - so this is my take on the subject … Continue reading AI Bots and Mental Health
Thoughts on my first week living with my stoma.
It is a week since the horrendous fire in Grenfell Tower. Hopefully a defining moment that will signal the end of the drive towards deregulation and profit before compassion and human dignity. Gill works in London and her office was on the edge of the cordon, the view from her window overlooks the remains of … Continue reading What does it take?
I thought that I would look at the manifestos of the main parties to see where they place mental health within their manifestos and what they say about them. I will review them in the order that the results are likely to be here in Kendal. So let's start with Liberal Democrats 9 key areas … Continue reading Mental Health and Manifestos
We have an election in just over a week so I thought I would resurrect my blog and talk about a couple of issues that are important to me and I have some experience of through work or volunteering. So I am going to start with Adult Social Care There has been a riot of … Continue reading Social Care and a Flat White