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Personal Reflections

08 Feb Deepening Self Care

I am always heartened when February finally comes around, one because this is my birthday month, and two because it indicates that Winter is drawing to a close. As much I love Winter, particularly walking in crisp crunchy snow bathed in warm sunlight, by this...

12 Sep 2 years on…

Wow, I can hardly believe that it was 2 years ago today that I handed in my notice and took the daunting step of giving up my monthly pay check, a team of great colleagues and 15 years working within the third sector, to start...

29 Jun Crisis out of hours

Over the past 6 months, I have been working with Health Improvement North East Glasgow researching the need for an Out of Hours Crisis Cafe for the area.   The resulting proposal is well worth a read and I believe by the time you have finished it,...

23 Jun At risk at work?

Over the last 4 months I have carried out 13 interviews and 125 people have answered the survey for my research on workplace support systems within the helping professions in Scotland called ‘Who’s Supporting the Supporters?’   A full report on the findings will be presented at...

19 Jan R U being supported?

I am looking for people who are involved in the helping professions supporting vulnerable people i.e. Support Workers, Project Workers, Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, Doctors, etc. who would be willing to speak to me about their workplace support systems. I would like to speak to anyone working in Scotland.   I...

17 Jan The right time?

My 15 year old son asked me recently: “Why don’t we learn more about real life at school?”  What an insightful question.   In the midst, of his Prelims, he was wondering why he was having to learn some of these seemingly irrelevant things, yet at the...

01 Dec Let’s Talk about Death

Last night I attended my first Death Café in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire.   A few Death Cafés have been held in Glasgow, this year The Glad Cafe have held a few, Final Fling held two in the Gallery of Modern Art, and my colleagues in Health Improvement North...

10 Aug I love facilitating ASIST

I love facilitating LivingWorks' Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.   Here is a video clip on what an ASIST course involves and what kind of experience people will get if they come to an ASIST facilitated by myself and the co-trainers I work with:   Video clip on Vimeo   Have you been...