My 2018 in review

2018 has been the year of me being productive, determined and self-motivated. I would admit I haven’t achieved as much as I hoped this year. However I’ve discovered what I’m capable of and what I can accomplish with the resources and connections I have. Here is a roundup of all my achievements, activities and life… Continue reading My 2018 in review

5 factors that cause mental health problems in people with physical disabilities

Wednesday 10th October 2018 was World Mental Health Day. Currently 450 million people worldwide suffer with mental health problems and it has been known to effect famous people too including Gary Lightbody, Ant McPartlin, Robin Williams and Chester Bennington. To mark the occasion and raise awareness, I want to share factors that cause mental health… Continue reading 5 factors that cause mental health problems in people with physical disabilities

My first catheter change

Back in June, I shared my story of getting a suprapubic catheter fitted. 10 weeks on, I’m pleased to say it’s been a success and no major problems have occurred. There has only been two minor incidents so far; one night nothing was flowing and I spent an hour drinking bottles of water trying to… Continue reading My first catheter change

6 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques

Last week I shared my story of conquering my mental health by having Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a talking therapy that helps change your thoughts and behaviours to be more positive. This week, I want to share some of the skills and techniques I learnt throughout my treatment and advise others on how to deal… Continue reading 6 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques

NHS at 70: Conquering my mental health

This week Britain has been celebrating 70 years of the National Health Service (NHS). For my international readers who may not be aware of what this is – the NHS is a public service that provides UK residents with free healthcare and is funded by the tax payer. Being disabled, healthcare is a vital part… Continue reading NHS at 70: Conquering my mental health