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November 2015

‘Popping pills’ – does it work for mental health?

This blog will explore the extensive and presumed importance of medication in the treatment of people with depression, anxiety and related mental health issues. As an Occupational Therapist, specialising in mental health since 2000, I feel the same way as I used to feel when I was newly qualified; there is an almost ‘magical’ belief […]

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The Price of Short Cuts

If anything is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. There is no short cut to competence and this is something that I have learnt firsthand. For example, there have been times in the early days when I did not deliver training of the quality I know that I could (due to poor investment of my […]

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Consultant (Doctor) Worship

I raised this on my agenda in supervision once ‘Consultant (doctor) worship’. And the response from my supervisor: ‘I’m intrigued already…’ So what do I mean by this? Well it never ceases to amaze me in particular health services, how the view of Doctor as GOD still lives on. I’ve actually seen a colleague curtsey […]

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