CW: NHS, poor health service, navigating a stressful health service, getting a mental illness diagnosis, mention of suicide. Navigating bureaucratic systems, especially one such as the NHS, can be a headache. It’s an institution for the people, run by certain people. Now, anything I suggest in the following post is to be taken mildly tongue … Continue reading LIFE HACK: Getting mental health care on the NHS
CW: Mental Health Treatment, Diagnosis, being diagnosed, Bipolar, BPD, Mental Illnesses, childhood trauma, the effects of mental illnesses, Eating Disorders TW: binge eating, self-harm, mania, emotional trauma, body image and self-worth ... Anxiety, depression, paranoia, personality disorder, panic attacks – the list goes on. In the UK it’s hard enough to actually get a diagnosis … Continue reading Oversimplifying mental illnesses: the reality of a diagnosis
CW: classism, sexism, toxic masculinity, homophobia/biphobia/transphobia mention, mental health TW: addiction, self-medicating, narcotics, alcoholism I thought I'd follow on from the theme of my last post. For a while I’ve wanted to talk about my experiences as an individual, rather than a professional, whilst undertaking the PGCE. However, the last post didn’t seem quite like … Continue reading The good, the bad and the ugly (of teaching)
CW: mention of anxiety, depression, suicide. I want to apologise in advance for those in or out of the profession – at any capacity – that most certainly can do and also teach. The titular phrasing of this post is not a dig at teachers being talentless, but rather the mentality I had when entering … Continue reading Those that can’t do, teach
CW: Racism, Anti-Semitism, prejudice, most things British. I’m British, well more correctly – I’m English. I’m neither proud nor happy about it, indifferent is a more accurate description of my feelings towards nationality. The only nationality I have ever felt any shade of ‘pride’ for was my European status, now revoked. I’m also white, undeniably. … Continue reading Is Britain still racist?