Matthew’s YouTube blog on the “Time to Talk” campaign from Time to Change. This is to show slamtwigops supports Time-to-Change campaign, which occurs on the 6th of Feb.
HearUs “Reach out challenge” also have their time to talk video as well.
Please remember that for most posts our subscribers don’t need to open a post to read it as it comes into their email, so this doesn’t include this traffic, which also increases each month.
We now have the ability to upload audio files to the blog, thanks to Steve R.
Thanks to Bridget and Matthew for this recording.
We are now looking for volunteers to read out some of our posts, and for volunteers with the technology to record these into audio files, in order for us to upload them to the blog.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be able to help to either read or record files for us, and we’ll do our best to match up readers and recorders.
Many thanks if you can help 🙂
With best wishes,
This is from a blog by Emma. She suffers from anorexia and also works in a mental health team. She says ” I’m comfortable talking about mental health: the strength it takes to recover, the resourcefulness and courage which many of my clients have in abundance, the stigma, the hope.”
Emma challenges family, friends and the public when she hears ignorant and judgemental comments. Despite this she finds it difficult to admit that she has anorexia, a mental illness, for fear of being judged. She feels that speaking honestly and openly about her own issues and experiences is a real challenge – but one that she is trying to rise to.
I thought the article might be of interest to people who find it hard to be open about their mental illness – basically if someone working in the field finds it hard then it is no wonder that it is so difficult.
I wondered if the above would be of interest for the blog.
I watched the first programme last night – it is still available on Channel 4 on Demand.
It was really interesting – by the end the interviewers said that before this if they had seen “sectioned” or “mental health issue” on anyone’s CV they would not have considered employing them – they now would.
Oo er… we’ve gone all official!
Our new address to send posts for the blog is email@example.com.
This is repeated on the Want to Post? page of the blog.
We thought you might be interested to know that this blog has been viewed in 30 countries. Second to the UK is the US. Full details are here: Stats for April 5 countries. We are chuffed!
Please do encourage your fellow staff and service users to visit our blog, subscribe, submit postings, and comment on things of interest . As you can see, we publish on a wide variety of things, and we welcome any ideas on how to improve this resource. We’ve recently added a “best practice” section, and “news”. We’re also trying to keep on top of archiving, so that you always see the most up to date postings when you visit.
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Dan & D: The blog team 🙂