Misc.

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 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

Reviews

REVIEW: Eat Me

BY BETH ALLISON Suzanna Walters’ Eat Me is, ‘too amazing’, it took me an hour to say this because the play had stunned me into silence. It stunned me because, after thirteen years of chronic anorexia nervosa and three ongoing years of recovering, this play is unrivalled in its raw honesty and searing accuracy in… Continue reading REVIEW: Eat Me

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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