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Funding. Not Clichés. #WorldMentalHealthDay

There's always so much emphasis put on to talking about our problems when it comes to dealing with mental illness. But you can't paint everybody with the same brush.

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Unloading

Last week, it was decided with my GP that I am to be referred back to the Wiltshire & Avon Mental Health Partnership to be psychologically assessed for suspected Bipolar disorder. Today, I stood on the top floor of Cabot's Circus in Bristol city centre and looked over the edge with one thought in my… Continue reading Unloading

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Coming off Quetiapine

Way, way back in 2017, not long after I went off on long term sick leave due to my depression and anxiety, I had a meeting with the Wiltshire and Avon Mental Health Partnership. This was in part because of a prior meeting that I had had with the DWP regarding my ability to work.… Continue reading Coming off Quetiapine

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I spent the night at a sleep clinic

Those of you that have followed me on here or on Twitter for a while will be aware that in the past year I have been diagnosed with a condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. In a nutshell, it's a conditon that causes the sufferer to experience a regular pattern of disturbed sleep. Typical symptons… Continue reading I spent the night at a sleep clinic

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Living with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

It's 4.45am and once again I find myself wide awake and unable to fall back asleep. That's not through want of trying though! No having awoken from my usual disturbed slumber at the ludicrous time of 3.30am I've done all the usual things you do when you wake up in the middle of the night… Continue reading Living with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

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Things that make me happy

Being all warm and cosy inside in the winter when the rain is lashing down outside. Late afternoon walks in the countryside in autumn time. Chilling in a sun lounger on the patio with a good book and a bottle of cider on a hot day. Driving in the countryside during the autumn when all… Continue reading Things that make me happy