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Lockdown Letters Part One

Hello! It has been a while, for various reasons even prior to the pandemic we've hurtled into, so I'm sorry about that. This is the first of two posts about letter writing in lockdown that I thought people may find helpful. I am finding that my Twitter feed at the moment is a 50/50 split… Continue reading Lockdown Letters Part One

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Mental Health Nurses’ Day

BY HANNAH MORPETH I find it almost impossible to comprehend that today is the first Mental Health Nurses’ Day. From a quick internet search, I’ve established that in February there is a national hedgehog day; doggy date night; world cancer day; eat ice cream for breakfast day; kite-flying day; national tortellini day and the list… Continue reading Mental Health Nurses’ Day

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Letter Writing – Writing to Your Future Self

BY HANNAH MORPETH I first wrote a letter to my future self at the age of eighteen in the summer after my A Level exams, awaiting results that would determine the next three years of my life at a time of conflict in family relationships. I wouldn’t have pictured the way my life would change… Continue reading Letter Writing – Writing to Your Future Self

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Language and Mental Health

In Words Were Originally Magic by Steve De Shazer he talks about therapy as the telling and retelling of stories to allow people to reshape and own their own stories. This is something that has always stuck with me and came back to me more recently. There are lots of stories in the news of… Continue reading Language and Mental Health

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The Streets are Made of Art

BY HANNAH MORPETH Last week I took a break from the busy chaos of my life to relax on the Costa Del Sol and despite returning feeling terribly unwell it was amazing! I've taken many a holiday in the north of Spain however this was my first southern experience and I must say I am… Continue reading The Streets are Made of Art

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Books That Made Me – Inspired by Lucy Mangan’s Bookworm

BY HANNAH MORPETH Reading Bookworm - A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan has brought back so many memories of my own childhood reading. It has inspired me to write this blog post of the books that made me in my childhood. I would thoroughly recommend picking up a copy of Bookworm and will… Continue reading Books That Made Me – Inspired by Lucy Mangan’s Bookworm

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Autumn Arts North East

We are in total post-Fringe blues and moping about the colder weather setting in however with the darker nights comes loads of great arts things happening in the North East. We’ve put together our not-so-short, shortlist of things to go to and see in the North East. Live Theatre Live Theatre introduced us to the… Continue reading Autumn Arts North East

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The Power of Theatre

BY HANNAH MORPETH I have lost count of the number of theatre productions I’ve seen over the last few years, huge productions on a UK tour in a big fancy theatre and small intimate shows on make-shift stages, neither being any better than the other. My love for theatre however was born out of those… Continue reading The Power of Theatre

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10 Things to Know

10 Things to Know is honestly one of the nicest initiatives I have came across recently. Created by health professionals, 10 Things to Know sets out to support, encourage and inspire fellow colleagues and I was delighted to have been able to contribute to this. Working as any type of health professional is often impossibly… Continue reading 10 Things to Know

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Journaling for Wellbeing

“When I write I can shake off my cares, my sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived” Anne Frank We as a nation seem to be slightly lost in the wellbeing cult. By this I mean we are bombarded with happy smiley faces doing 5am yoga classes, keeping gratitude journals and eating avocado on toast in… Continue reading Journaling for Wellbeing