LIFE HACK: Getting mental health care on the NHS

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

Oversimplifying mental illnesses: the reality of a diagnosis

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

The good, the bad and the ugly (of teaching)

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)