I know that talking to your child about self-harm can be exceptionally daunting. You and your child are probably both experiencing a lot of difficult emotions, and it can be hard to know how to deal with it. I hope that my Mum and I can offer some words of advice and comfort for you. … More Talking To Your Child About Self-Harm – From Both a Parent and Child’s Point of View
Schools have a duty under the Equality Act to make reasonable adjustments for students who otherwise are at an unfair disadvantage to their peers due to a disability or mental health condition. It is important to note that students do not need an official diagnosis in order for these to be put in place. A … More Reasonable Adjustments in Schools for Autistic Students and Students with Anxiety
Dear Autistic Students, Going back to school after the holidays can be very overwhelming and daunting, let alone going back to school after the events of this year. So firstly let me tell you that no-one is expecting you to find it easy. I’m going to share some tips and advice, of things which helped … More Back To School Advice for Autistic Students
From my own experience of being diagnosed with both Autism and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, and from many conversations with others in similar positions, I often question the validity and reliability of diagnoses when it comes to Autism and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) together. Many autistic people who don’t … More Autism and Borderline/Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder – Overlaps and Misdiagnosis
It’s the evening before I start my first placement of first year. I have been waiting for this for a long time. In fact, this is why you become a student nurse. We’re interested in the theory, and know it’s important, sure. But the practicality and reality of placement is what we’ve been waiting for. So … More Pre-Placement Nerves – am I cut out for this?
In the last eight weeks I have done many things for the first time. I have practised CPR, used moving and handling equipment and attempted (and struggled) to manually take blood pressure. I have attended 18 lectures, 11 seminars and 2 practicals. I have set up a Nursing Society with a group of wonderful people, … More Eight Weeks of Being a Student Nurse
Yesterday I got my A-Level results and I got into university to study Mental Health Nursing. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to begin my nursing journey. I feel like I’ve been waiting a long time for this, even though I only made my decision in February that this was what I wanted to do. … More Starting my Nursing Journey