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
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
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
Note: I originally wrote this blog earlier this year for The Huffington Post. Unfortunately it wasn't approved and published, perhaps because of the somewhat sensitive content contained within. Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. The term “mental health” is bandied about a lot these days. It’s almost as if it’s become… Continue reading My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System
Last week I attended an assessment for Personal Independence Payment or as it's more commonly known as PIP. This wasn't the first time that I've had to go to one of these appointments. I previously applied to receive the additional payment earlier in the year after the DWP told me that I was entitled to… Continue reading Applying for PIP… Again!
Autumn has always been my favourite part of the year. I love the way the leaves on the trees all change colour and eventually fall to the ground, the darker evenings that make you glad to be tucked up safely inside and the cooler temperatures and variable weather that signify the change in season. If… Continue reading Thoughts on the festive season