Thursday, 31 January 2013

Good News at Last? A Follow Up

Yesterday I posted about how I would be having a meeting with Time to Change Wales and receiving a phone call from my CMHT today.  Both of those took place which surprised me.  I really didn't think that my CMHT would actually phone me so it was a pleasant surprise when they did.  But going in chronological order, here's what happened today.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Good News at Last?

So if you have been reading my blog recently or 'know' me on Twitter, you'll know that I have been battling to get support from my CMHT.  This Saturday will be exactly three months since the last time I have received 1-2-1 support from them and the battle I have been fighting with them is detailed here.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Laughter in the Loony Bin

I'm nearing the end of the first draft of my book! It's exciting to be so close to finishing but at the same time, I know there's a long way to go before it's ready for publishing. However, writing this has been a sort of journey and as much as I hate that cliche, I can't think of a better word to describe it! I've remembered things that I had forgotten, things that are both good and bad. I've laughed at the weirdest of times for non-crazy reasons and as the book is more factual than humorous, I thought I'd lighten a few funny incidents up and post them here. Some of these aren't actually in the book but I thought they'd make for good laughs!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

My CMHT - A Follow Up

Have been reading the BBC News Website today and have discovered that a nearby community hospital with a CMHT is confirmed to be closing.  There are four in my area that are closing, all community hospitals and all four could potentially have a CMHT attached.  I only know that one of them definitely has a CMHT and it is one that will end up transferring all or part of its caseload to my CMHT.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


I have group therapy scheduled for this afternoon but I thought I'd blog about my experiences with my CMHT (Community Mental Health Team) these last three months.  As many on Twitter are aware, I've been without support since the beginning of November despite contacting them numerous times.  Some may know a few details but here is the whole story of the last three months.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

How to Enjoy your Insanity

Do you suffer from insanity or enjoy every minute of it? If you are one of those who suffers, here are some handy tips to help you enjoy your insanity.